Our client in Richmond is currently seeking an experienced Accounting Manager to join its accounting team. The Accounting Manager ‘s responsibilities are to effectively oversee the daily operations of the accounting department, coordinate and manage the accounting close and reporting processes, and ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial data.
In addition to daily and monthly responsibilities, the Accounting Manager assists the Controller in setting and maintaining accounting policies, execution and creation of new processes to support efficiencies, and preparation of SEC filings.
The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, self-motivated, team player with a strong working knowledge of system processes, internal controls, GAAP and SOX regulations. The candidate should be comfortable working collaboratively in teams and independently, can handle multiple projects at once, and excels when faced with new challenges and problems to solve.
” Manages operational accounting function, including performance of the month-end/quarter-end close process, preparation and booking of complex account reconciliations and journal entries, and review of account reconciliations
” Supports the Controller in the management of all accounting activities of the company, including AP, payroll, partnership invoicing and fixed assets to ensure efficient transaction processing. Reviews entries related to accruals, payables, payroll and fixed assets to ensure transactions are recorded properly in the general ledger
” Oversees accounting operations team; Contributes to and supports development and growth of team
” Supports preparation and review of financial statements and variance analysis, including monthly trends, budget vs. actual and other flux analysis
” Supports the requirements of the annual audit and quarterly reviews through preparation of audit schedules and other support to external auditors
” Assists with the preparation of SEC filings, including support of 10-Q/10-K drafting and preparation of supporting schedules and footnote disclosures.
” Ensures integrity of the company’s accounting system, including new account, department and project set-up, financial report development and maintenance, and interfaces between other systems and general ledger
” Develops, maintains and ensures ongoing compliance with accounting policies and procedures and SOX 404 internal control documentation. Participates in ongoing policy and control environment development
” Ability to research technical accounting guidance and apply it to situations which arise
” Works with the Controller and other team members to develop scalable and efficient accounting processes
” Supports preparation of schedules and data requested by external tax advisors for corporate income tax returns and tax provision calculations
” Provides support to all other teams across the company as needs arise, including special projects, system improvements or ad-hoc financial analyses as assigned
Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
” BA/BS degree in Accounting
” CPA preferred; Big 4 or Second-Tier audit experience preferred
” 6-10+ years accounting experience; accounting operations experience preferred
” In-depth knowledge of GAAP accounting
” Fast learner with ability to deal with technical and operational issues
” Strong interpersonal skills and the ability for effective communications
” Excellent oral and written communications
” Problem solving skills combined with experience working with outside consultants in a positive and collaborative fashion
” Proactive in identifying issues and takes the initiative to identify solutions
” Familiar with accounting software systems
” Experience in supporting 10-Q/10-K disclosures preferred
” Experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry a plus
” Intermediate Excel skills; Proficient in other Microsoft tools (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, etc.)