Accounting Manager

Our client, an innovative social marketing company within the Beauty & Cosmetics Industry, is looking for an Accounting Manager to perform accounting work required to maintain the company’s General Ledger and working directly with the Director of Accounting.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to effectively direct & supervise
  • Ability to analyze financial data in a timely manner
  • Knowledge and ability in the use of software applications (E.G. Microsoft, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with SAP, JD Edwards or other large automated accounting systems
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to maintain detailed records
  • Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions
  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgement and to react with discretion under varying conditions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and appropriate relationship with employees, vendors, agencies and upper management
  • Ability to develop and establish financial policies and procedures
  • Experience working with an automated financial management system
  • Must be PC proficient and able to thrive in a fast paced setting

Responsibilities

  • Oversees the daily accounting activities required to maintain the company’s general ledger.
  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.
  • Supervise, direct, and review the work of the accounting staff (including but not limited to, bank reconciliations, vendor statement reconciliations, check runs, accounts receivable transactions, fixed assets activity, payroll, accounts payable transactions, recording of revenue and expenses, sales tax filing, etc.).
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Supports budget and forecasting activities.
  • Collaborates with the other accounting department managers to support overall department goals and objectives.
  • Maintains and organizes set of detail records and files to document financial transactions.
  • Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.
  • Responds to inquiries from the Director of Finance, VP of Finance, and the board of directors regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like.
  • Work with the Director of Accounting to ensure a clean and timely yearend audit.
  • Review the general ledger on a monthly basis to ensure the accuracy of posting.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
  • Handle personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.
  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advice on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.
  • Support Director of Accounting with special projects and workflow process improvements.

Education / Training

  • 5 – 7 years of prior experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting (CPA Preferred)
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with Direct Sales Industry a huge plus.