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Director of Accounting

Company name
Confidential

Experience
8-10 yrs required

Location
Norcross, GA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Accounting

Posted on
Nov 28, 2022

Profile

Position Summary

The Director of Accounting will oversee the day-to-day financial accounting management of the organization, general ledger activity, the month-end closing process, financial reporting, cash management, and tax compliance. This individual will employ a strategic vision in developing the function in support of ongoing business growth, delivering a scalable general accounting function and lead the financial integration and accounting setup for acquisitions. The position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer, supervises the accounting team, and involves significant interaction with the other members of management. The Director of Accounting will also be responsible for managing a successful annual audit and communicating with our external audit team.

The ideal candidate will have experience managing the full accounting cycle, prioritizing, and balancing multiple tasks against their respective deadlines. They will have a strong attention to detail to maintain the highest levels of accuracy and completeness in the organization's financial records. They will have a technical competency in U.S. GAAP and promote both cross-functional collaboration and a positive work environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the accounting cycle, ensuring that payments and accounts payable, fixed assets, accruals, and expense allocations are completed timely and accurately.
  • Opportunity to grow the accounting team, while also leading, coaching, and mentoring the existing team.  Manage work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic.
  • Ensures team development and accountability; builds skill sets and ensures adequate cross training, efficient deployment of resources and continued professional growth and development.
  • Leads the design, implementation and communication of the general accounting roadmap to achieve operational excellence, organizational alignment and drives continuous improvement as well as an effective internal control structure
  • Plans and coordinates the monthly closing process including monthly balance sheet reconciliation reviews, employing a closing checklist and related control activities.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly and year-end close, and timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Create monthly financial reports working collaboratively with the CFO to perform insightful accounting and operational analyses.
  • Produce monthly and annual financial statements and prepare footnotes for the annual audited statements.
  • Direct and coordinate the annual financial audit, ensuring timely completion.
  • Responsible for the review, design, implementation, and testing of internal controls over financial processes; maintain and adapt internal controls as the organization grows and changes.
  • Key and active participant in the maintenance, upgrade, and implementation of accounting systems and procedures, working to improve processes through existing software, software enhancements, and / or new software implementation. Identifies and implements solutions to promote efficiency within the company’s reporting process.
  • Work closely with CFO on monthly financial forecast and annual budgeting process.
  • Research new accounting pronouncements and establish practices to maintain organization's compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Serve as a valued accounting and operational partner to others in the organization; contribute to increasing the financial literacy and business acumen of the organization.
  • Support the Chief Financial Officer with special projects as needed.

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate aptitude in the specified areas below.

  • Bachelor's Degree required in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA required.
  • 8-10+ years of accounting experience with at least 3 years at the management level.
  • Evidence of understanding and working knowledge of accounting and finance theories and practices.
  • Experience with accounting software systems, expense reporting and bill pay systems.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Suite including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and manage staff.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and cross-functional collaborations skills.
  • Understands the big picture but is also able to step into the numbers.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; should be able to identify departmental needs and take initiative to implement solutions.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet project deadlines.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; builds and maintains positive, productive relationships with colleagues, staff, and partners.
  • Hybrid work environment with in-office workdays 2x per week; able to attend work related in-person meetings and functions as needed.

Attributes

  • Confident and proactive self-starter who is skilled in taking initiative and eager to taking ownership of responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of adaptability to work in a rapidly growing organization.
  • Detail- and results-oriented team player who is dedicated to getting the job done accurately and on a timely basis; possesses a strong sense of urgency.
  • Excellent attention to detail and conscientious approach to delivering the best product.
  • Strong work ethic and a team-oriented approach.

Company info

Confidential

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