Accounting Lead Job Description

Accounting Lead Job Description

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Accounting lead provides consultative services to campus staff and administrators in implementing recommended changes in accounting systems, procedures, and/or in resolving accounting problems.

Accounting Lead Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Consults/Analyze on more complex technical accounting matters for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility, ensuring proper application of accounting standards, and working with internal and external
Providing information from internal accounting or external counterparty records as requested and ensure timely resolution of queries arising from Portfolio Accounting activities
Provides accounting support and input for projects, systems and process improvement initiatives
Resolves questions and guides Accounting Specialist/Associates in their problem resolutions
Responsible for preparation of fair value accounting entries and reserve calculations for price and counter party risk
General accounting and book keeping duties
Build and lead the manufacturing accounting team in Gigafactory (2-3 staff by 2017)
Validating and updating client accounting records and reconciliation system with transactions relating to netflows, asset allocations, fees, rebates and FX
Overseeing account transitions to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained for new / lost clients and any new / changing reporting requirements are addressed
Oversees and reviews new disclosures for the 10K and 10Q

Accounting Lead Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Lead

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, MBA, CMA, MA, MS, CFA, PMP, TDS, GST, CIMA/CPA/CA

Education for Accounting Lead

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting lead job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Education, Associates, MBA, Business/Administration, Graduate, Economics, Management

Skills for Accounting Lead

Desired skills for accounting lead include:

Microsoft Office Suite
Kroger Accounting Systems and Peyton inventory control systems
Microsoft Office Suite and learn Business Objects
Kroger Accounting Systems
Accounting best practices and balancing experience
Oracle
Accounting
Accrual Process
Company's accounting system
SAP

Desired experience for accounting lead includes:

Leasing/Financial Services is a plus
The ability to author reports and procedure manuals
The ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from groups of managers or other internal/external customers
A proactive approach to problem solving with the ability to perform multiple special requests, with varying deadlines, while maintaining routine workload demands and deadlines
Acquire complete understanding of NAV Calculation & its related functions with various parties involved
Ensure NAV calculations are produced in a timely manner as per SLA

Accounting Lead Examples

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Accounting Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting lead. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for accounting lead
  • Coordinate with the service providers to receive the reports on time, coordinate corrections in SAP and obtain the draft returns and final figures for follow-up
  • Manage the team of senior accountants to the required performance level for the scope for General Accounting (eg
  • Coordinate with SBS call center and act as Tier 3 support related to general ledger accounting as appropriate
  • Collaborates with business FP&A to ensure accurate and complete results with meaningful variance commentary
  • May have supervisory responsibility for direct reports
  • Identify monthly general ledger process errors and make improvements to gain efficiency
  • Perform derivatives assessment of contracts, familiarity of ASC 815
  • Monitor progress on customer contracts
  • Provide guidance to other admin staff
  • Work with Corporate for netting and intercompany transactions
Qualifications for accounting lead
  • Industry Knowledge - Knowledge of financial instruments, Valuations business & Central Bank regulations an advantage
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines efficiently and with high quality
  • Detail oriented with a low threshold for errors and inefficient processes
  • Fluent English, excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience in US GAAP or IFRS
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience in finance area
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Accounting Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of accounting lead. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting lead
  • Assist the Manager Operations Accounting in supporting the monthly closing process as it pertains to the functional team, including but not limited to, revenue, gas cost, fixed assets, derivatives, and work order management
  • Review account analyses and supporting work papers prepared by direct reports for accuracy and compliance with accounting policies
  • Train and assist direct reports in accounting procedures and problem solving, identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities
  • Prepare technical accounting memos, management reports, and leads/participates in presenting results to senior management
  • Document specific branch accounting practices and processes
  • Document specific accounting policies and create/maintain a written policy suite
  • Accounting for long term incentives
  • Accounting adjustments
  • Producing and verify periodic and ad hoc reports of client investment positions and transactions in accordance with agreed format, data content and scheduling requirements
  • Working directly with counterparts across Client Support and Performance input and to manage schedules for production of client reporting
Qualifications for accounting lead
  • Candidate must foster and inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity
  • Demonstrated customer relations skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Prior experience in management of a small office is highly preferred
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment
  • Ability to take prompt action to accomplish objectives
  • Ability to maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition
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Accounting Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an accounting lead. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for accounting lead
  • Complete understanding of general accounting processes, systems, roles and efforts required to reach objectives
  • Coordinate and gather budget and forecast assumptions for all applicable areas to increase accuracy
  • Provide analytical review to confirm accuracy of reported net operating margin results for each utility and drivers for variances from budget, prior year, and forecast
  • Coordinate and oversee the completion of critical regulatory work papers in support of PGA, ACA, ISRS, and General rate case filings
  • Perform other quarterly/annual projects as needed
  • Work in coordination with other areas (Operations Controller, Organic Growth, Customer Experience, Regulatory, Tax, among others) to ensure transparent communication and seamless information transfer between impacted parties
  • Assist in the departmental leadership of talent review and succession planning activities to identify gaps and critical roles
  • Requires supervision of 3 – 5 direct reports
  • R2R month end closing process coordination
  • Balance Sheet accounts review
Qualifications for accounting lead
  • Ability to maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity)
  • Must have beginner level skills with Microsoft Excel/Word/Outlook, basic office equipment, and 10-key
  • Great vision to provide insight and foresight to management team and turn analytical to corrective actions
  • Has experience in managing a medium-size team (3-5)
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint Presentation
  • Knowledgeable in Sarbanes Oxley
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Accounting Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an accounting lead. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for accounting lead
  • Work with the various product organizations including Fund Accounting, Middle Office and Cash management product to ensure IBOR product is represented and new investments reflect IBOR priorities
  • Cooperating closely with Technical Accounting and Claims Team Leaders to ensure the teams work collaboratively Developing and maintaining relationships with local XL Catlin teams and with stakeholders in the regions through frequent contact and being responsive to their needs
  • Understanding of Revenue Recognition accounting guidance
  • Manage Revenue Accounting staff and internal customer communications
  • Research any old unprocessed listings on the credit log
  • Backup for Reconciliation and AR functions
  • This position will be in charge of managing a group of employees ranging between 3 and 5 FTE’s
  • Monitor all duties from Accounts Receivable and group performance and make recommendations to supervisor and / or management
  • Initiate resolutions to customer complaints and recommend changes or corrective action as needed
  • Monitor AR Group’s adherence to Policies and Procedures
Qualifications for accounting lead
  • Driving statutory reporting change requirements for the benefit of the function and the wider finance community
  • 4+ years of revenue recognition experience, preferably with Big 4 Public Accounting or corporate experience
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance (plus CPA preferred)
  • Strong financial systems background and Oracle experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Fixed Income, Equity and Derivative Products
  • Previous experience with Investment Accounting and/or Reconciliations
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Accounting Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an accounting lead. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting lead
  • Support additional accounting requirements as needed throughout the department
  • Minimum of Associate's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Derivative Accounting and Reporting
  • Lead coordination and performance of period-end close procedures within Downstream Business unit and Corporate Accounting
  • Ensures strong accounting processes for Downstream operations, particularly on revenue recognition, and Downstream programs such as volume discounts, bundled products, and co-op marketing funds, including calculating discounts and funds
  • Provides financial leadership and guidance to business partners and finance staff
  • Ensures that appropriate financial processes and systems are in place in accordance with local government laws and corporate policies
  • Support to LGS Lead the manual financial works and ad-hoc
  • Ensures the preparation and distribution of timely and accurate operating/financial statements to both internal management and external users
  • Manage month-end/quarter-end/year-end closing with both local team and outsource team
Qualifications for accounting lead
  • Leadership and organizational skills are needed to prioritize assignments and provide feedback to staffAbility to set priorities and manage deadlines, escalating issues where necessary
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of directly related work experience, such as claims or health insurance accounting
  • Strong experience working with financial systems and applications
  • Strong experience working collaboratively with cross- functional mid-level management
  • Analytic research skills

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