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Accounting Manager in Bedford, NH at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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    Bedford, NH
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Job Description

Job Summary
The Accounting Manager is located in our New Hampshire plant and will also serve our Ohio plant both remotely and on site. You will manage a team of 5-6 employees split between NH and OH. You will report directly to our Controller (located in New Hampshire) and also work closely with our CFO.
The Accounting Manager is responsible for the integrity and review of the accounting records under U.S. GAAP, including entity level, segment reporting, and consolidation. You also own the integrity of the internal financial reporting package and pre-reads which guide senior management decision making on a monthly basis. You will be responsible for the management, execution, and delegation, of month-end close activities and you will "roll up your sleeves" regarding account reconciliation, journal entry preparation and posting, preparation of balance sheet account rollforwards, and preparation of the monthly financial packages. You will manage your staff to meet monthly, quarterly, and weekly deadlines while maintaining the accuracy of the books and records. In 2018, you will lead the initiative to early implement ASC 842 and 606. You will also manage the year-end external audit (in coordination with the Controller) including preparing supporting documents, monitoring progress with our audit firm, and drafting the preliminary audited financial statements.
This position will professionally advise senior-level management including frequent interaction with the Company's CFO and Controller, which requires strong written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.
This is a great opportunity for a CPA looking to gain hands on experience in ASC 842 and 606 while managing a multi-location finance department in a fast-paced and growing company.
Essential Job Functions

  • Manage staff to meet month-end close deadlines.
  • Manage month-end close activities including, reconciling bank accounts and general ledger accounts, posting journal entries for accruals, taxes, depreciation, and any non-routine transactions.
  • Ensure accuracy of financial reporting by advising staff regarding the handling of non-routine transactions, analyzing complex financial reports and records, and resolving accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Prepare preliminary GAAP basis financial reports, including monthly and quarterly P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statements, and quarterly Bank Covenant packages.
  • Day-to-day management of the finance staff: mentor, develop, assess, and direct your team to build a highly functioning unit.
  • Lead year-end financial audit preparation (in coordination with Controller); perform year-end account analysis, prepare required adjusting journal entries, provide documentation to support account balances and prepare audit schedules.
  • Lead preparation for all other external third party external audits: benefit plan, workers compensation, customer compliance, etc.
  • Maintain key internal controls over financial reporting and continuously monitor the control environment for required changes in control activities and design of existing controls.
  • Drive cross-functional team projects to address tactical matters affecting the integrity of the accounting records.
  • Support Controller and CFO with ad hoc projects as necessary.

Vital Soft Skills

  • CPA and MS in accounting required
  • Proven knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and standards applied in a related industry (i.e. manufacturing, distribution)
  • Management skills: ability to mentor, develop, assess, and direct staff
  • Able to operate at a high level of accuracy while meeting deadlines
  • ERP system expertise (e.g. data extraction, journal entries, inventory adjustments)
  • Advanced: MS-Excel, MS-Word, and MS-Outlook is required (no training)
  • Problem solver
  • Communication skills and presentation abilities are essential
  • Collaborative, professional demeanor at all times