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Accounting and Reporting Manager (Relocation Package Available)

Accounting and Reporting Manager (Relocation Package Available)

Job Description

Accounting & Reporting Manager


Type: Direct Hire

Salary: $80,000 annually DOE

Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ

To be considered: Send resume and salary requirements to this posting



This position will manage all aspects of accounting, budgeting and financial reporting for a private university located in Downtown Phoenix.  This position is acts as primary liaison with external accountants and other audit organization for year-end audit activity.  This position supervises the student accounts function and provides analysis support to the Financial Aid team.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                                                                                         


Accounting and Reporting:

  • Completion of the accounting close process according to the fiscal close calendar.
  • Coordinate accruals and appropriate accounting entries with stakeholders.
  • Ensure monthly financial statements are prepared in accordance with GAAP.
  • Analyze major variances between actual and budget and provide variance reports to stakeholders.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, implement and control financial policies.
  • Develop a sound system of internal controls.
  • Drive P&L accountability throughout the organization through documented metrics, comparative analytics, benchmarking and a rigorous bottoms-up forecasting process.
  • Act as primary interface to external auditors and Central Services during audit process. 
  • Prepare ad hoc reports, financial analyses and complete special projects, as required.
  • Remain current on accounting regulations and standards.


Business Analytics:

  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills to drive business metrics through value-added analysis.
  • Inspire continuous improvement through the development of comparative analytics.
  • Assist the school with business decision support.


Financial Aid:

  • Support the audit process and prepare scholarship and other analyses, as required.


General Administrative Duties:

  • Participate in and contribute to the consortium Best Practice objectives.
  • Supervise, coach and develop staff member(s).
  • Establish and maintain professional attitude and good rapport with students, employees, community members and vendors.
  • Support and be a part of the University mission, vision and values.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:                                                                                                                



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Master’s degree preferred.



  • The ideal candidate has 3-5 year of progressive, supervisory, accounting and finance experience in public accounting and mid to large size non-public accounting organization(s).
  • Demonstrated Sarbanes-Oxley experience.
  • Adherence to timelines with respect to internal and external reporting deadlines.
  • Project management and process improvement (Six Sigma) skills strongly preferred.
  • Metric driven and analytical.
  • Credible and dependable.
  • Dynamic team player.


Computer Skills:

  • Intermediate to advanced level of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Great Plains and Hyperion software preferred.


Communication Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate and present to managers and leadership team, as required.
  • Professional and positive attitude towards management, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Must be able to professionally handle multiple tasks with a positive attitude.
  • Must have excellent grammar skills.


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions to resolve complex situations with no assistance. 
  • Capable of dealing with abstract or concrete variables and to interpret a variety of technical instructions with little or no assistance.
  • Comfortable with a fast paced environment where priorities can change rapidly.
  • Must be very detail oriented and accurate.
  • Must display tact, discretion and judgment.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Relocation Yes
Industry Accounting - Finance
Required Travel None
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Accounting and Reporting Manager (Relocation Package Available)

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