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Head of Accounting at Kforce Finance and Accounting

Head of Accounting

Kforce Finance and Accounting Amityville, NY Full-Time
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Kforce has a client, a growing pharmaceutical company in Amityville, NY that is seeking a Head of Accounting. This role with oversee the accounting for 5 business entities. Summary: The position will report to the CFO. This position will play a key role as a close partner to the CFO and Controller. This position will manage an accounting team of 15 including the Controller, Accounts Receivable, Accounts payable, Credit & collections, Payroll, and cost accounting. Responsibilities Include:
  • Work closely with the Controller to ensure accurate and timely financial information
  • Manage all billing and accounts payable functions; Ensure month end close is done on time & runs smoothly
  • Manage & review the work of the cost accountant; Ensure inventory is accurately accounted for
  • Interact with and provide support to the Company's external auditors in connection with the Company's annual audit of its financial statements to ensure that the audit process runs smoothly
  • Oversee the integration of accounting systems for new acquisitions
  • Establishes appropriate internal systems to support financial and business operations consistent with the company's growth and reporting requirements
  • Hires, trains, supervises, mentors, motivates, and develops the Controller and accounting staff; manages schedules and workflow
  • Provides day-to-day guidance and oversight of subordinates; Actively works to promote and recognize performance; Keeps up to date on overall activities of the team, identifying problem areas and taking corrective actions
  • Leads various teams for process improvement, special projects, policy & procedure documentation, and continuous improvement


  • Bachelors and/or Master's degree in Accounting or Finance required; CPA and/or MBA is a plus
  • A minimum of 10+ years strong accounting experience most recently in a leadership position responsible for the accounting of multiple busines entities
  • Experience with managing a large accounting staff responsible for the general ledger, month end close, AP, AR, Payroll, etc.
  • Experience out of a Consumer product/manufacturing/distribution company is a strong plus
  • Strong Excel experience & experience with an ERP system; Macola is a plus
  • The ideal candidate will have an exceptional set of organizational and accounting management skills, likely through working within an organization with multiple business entities
  • Strong business partnering experience
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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