Senior Accounting Manager to 120K+

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Company Name 468
Location Philadelphia, PA
Date Posted August 11, 2017
Job Type Direct Hire


The Senior Accounting Manager will be responsible for the planning and execution of the monthly/quarterly accounting closes and ensuring the accuracy of the internal financial statements and reports. Additional responsibilities to include review of SEC financial statements and inventory costing. This position will be report to the Corporate Controller and supervise a staff of senior accountants. Ideal candidate will have a mix of public & private work history with at least eight plus years of progressive professional experience.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
1. General Ledger (40% of time)
Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial operations for the monthly accounting close process
Work within current shared services environment until end of year and identify efficiencies to reduce the days to close
Assist with design of revised process for transition in 2018
Participate in the SAP implementation testing
Manage the close process within the designated timeframe
Lead the planning of the month/quarter-end financial close
Review journal entry uploads and supporting documentation
Ensure the multi-entity consolidation is properly performed
Ensure proper cut-off is maintained and documented for accruals
Assist with the production of various financial reports for multiple entities and ensure cost centers are reviewed
Assist team members with preparation and tie-out of SEC financial statements
Perform/review financial statements and account reconciliations in an accurate and timely manner
Ensure account reconciliations are well documented and ready for SOX review
Any discrepancies found in reconciliations are resolved timely
Ensure inventory valuation and cutoff is prepared timely
Prepare on a quarterly basis a financial review binder for the Controller that documents analytics on the balance sheet and p&l, narrative discussion of changes in accounts, and KPIs
Analyze and validate revenue and COGS based on understanding of revenue recognition and inventory costing
2. Supervision (25% of time)
Develop, assign and review monthly account analysis prepared by direct reports and/or other accounting team members
Plan the monthly close process with the accounting team to ensure all critical deadlines are met and financial results are well documented
Work with accounting team to increase efficiency, reduce time to close, and prepare more in-depth analysis:
Identify training needs to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals
Provide leadership in strengthening internal communication with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment
3. Technical & Operational Accounting (20% of time)
Research accounting issues pertinent to the Company and draft/update related accounting treatment memos such as:
Revenue recognition
Transfer pricing
Inventory valuation, cost accounting
Debt and equity capitalization
Share based equity awards
Partner with senior management and staff on business and financial matters as required and/or needed providing direction, training, and information
Partner with US and international sales leaders on financial results
Support the Controller on driving accounting compliance throughout organization
Assist senior management with any other special projects as needed
4. Audit (15% of time)
Assist with preparation of audit schedules and reports for quarterly/annual audit
Respond to auditor questions as needed
Responsible for inventory accounting which includes costing, physical inventory counts, and reconciliations
Assist internal audit team with SOX testing procedures
Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; CPA required
Mix of public and private experience
Must have Big 4 experience
Private industry experience with public company
Minimum 8 years’ experience in accounting
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and SEC reporting along with a strong understanding of inventory and cost accounting
Demonstrated professional development
Strong problem solving & analytical skills
Experience with resolving intercompany issues
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
High attention to detail in an ever changing environment
Must be a team player who can work collaboratively
Ability to interact with various levels of internal and external customers
Must demonstrate a strong ability to work without frequent direction and manage time
Knowledge of SAP accounting software
Advanced Excel skills including complex formulas, pivot tables and vlookups
Experience preparing audit schedules