Candidate is responsible for managing and directing all activities of the General Accounting and Financial Reporting functions of the company including the financial close process, internal and external reporting, drafting consolidated financial statements and footnotes, performing technical accounting research, A/R, A/P, general ledger, tax, cash management and risk management.
The candidate is responsible for implementing and maintaining a SOX compliant system of internal controls and processes that will ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared on a timely basis in compliance with US GAAP.
Specific Functions and Responsibilities: Manage all operations of the accounting and reporting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
Direct the implementation and maintenance of a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
Direct the implementation and maintenance of a SOX compliant system of internal controls over accounting transactions; coordinate annual testing and review of effectiveness of internal controls.
Ensure the timely issuance and completion of monthly GAAP financial statements including management summary, department and variance reporting
Assist in preparation of SEC filings in accordance with US GAAP and SEC requirements in conjunction with planned IPO process. Assist CFO and Controller with maximizing return, and limiting risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments.
Assist Finance Director in preparation of budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans. Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Maintains financial staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
Monitor monthly debt levels and compliance with debt covenants Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings Support Finance Director and Controller on an ad hoc basis in the preparation of financial analyses related to key programs and other operational matters.
Assist with the planning and forecasting processes as required. The above description outlines the most common job duties, however it does not exclude other potential work assignments.
Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance.
Minimum 8-12 years accounting experience in a senior accounting or financial management role including experience at a Big 4 public accounting firm and a publicly traded company.
SEC reporting experience.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Experience in leadership, including mentoring and team building.
Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Working knowledge of SAP preferable.
Good organizational and time management skills, must be able to organize, coordinate and direct projects.
Strong decision making skills including the ability to extrapolate from written procedures and policies.
Experience successfully managing a team.
Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Ability to analyze and resolve work problems.
Looking for candidates with experience working with publicly traded companies.
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