Accounting Manager (closed)
Location: Irwindale, CA
Duration: 7 months
Manages and directs the functions of the client’s accounting area in accordance with company and policies, procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles. Coordinates with the controller to provide management with timely and concise reports to measure department performances identifies client’s problem areas and reviews financial performance. Directs the processing and control of all client controlled general ledger functions and monitors the timely processing of all items required to close the books. Leads a comprehensive audit program to maintain compliance with company policies and procedures and safeguard assets. Monitors adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Policies (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as they relate to client’s accounting and reporting. Monitors compliance to all elements of the internal control/SOX standards. Manages the record maintenance and physical taking of all inventories (raw materials, work-in-process, finished goods, shipping supplies, etc.) and the subsequent reconciliations and variance reporting. Models appropriate behaviors to effectively coach, communicate, and educate and corporate personnel on overall financial performance.
Will experience in a specific industry or specific company make a candidate more desirable? Manufacturing, with experience in cost accounting. Management of hourly and salaried employees.
What skills and experience must the candidate demonstrate in their work history and why is this important?
Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of general accounting principles, company policies and procedures, and their relation to a practical operations environment; the major emphasis being placed on cost accounting, the budgeting process (directing, analyzing, explaining, etc.), monthly reporting of financial performance to satisfy corporate requirements, and control over the revenue (billing) process, payments, (accounts payable), payroll functions, production accounting and proper internal controls. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Strong organizational skills. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with many different personalities and levels of education and experience.
What additional skills and experience will make a candidate a perfect fit (nice to have but not required)?
SAP/R3 experience; Knowledge of federal and state governmental regulations relating to the reporting and payment of excise taxes and compliance with specific governmental regulations
Top 5 skill/technology requirements:
1. Strong knowledge of ERP and overall systems, SAP preferred
2. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
3. Strong organizational skills
4. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with many different personalities and levels of education and experience
5. Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of general accounting principles, company policies and procedures, and their relation to a practical operations environment; the major emphasis being placed on cost accounting