Accounting Leader Job Description

Accounting Leader Job Description

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Accounting leader provides leadership over the technical GAAP accounting for the company to ensure proper interpretation and compliance with US GAAP;.

Accounting Leader Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensure a learning organization by continuous development and knowledge transfer (lunch learnings, deputy model, functional trainings )
Reconcile all queries in a timely, accurate and appropriate manner
Manage any potentially difficult situations which may impact on the clients by developing a close working relationship with client services
Encourage others to come forward with ideas
Manage the team in order that all deadlines are met in an efficient manner
Supervision of the team of AP accountants (8-12 employees)
Assuring team performance according to agreed processes
Assuring service delivery within agreed SLAs (timely and with good quality)
Providing Monthly Reporting and set of KPI to the Management
Driving and participating in improvement projects

Accounting Leader Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Leader

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CECRL, B2, CMA, ACCA, NDA

Education for Accounting Leader

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Accounting Leader

Desired skills for accounting leader include:

Accounting policies and procedures
GAAP
Sarbanes-Oxley
US GAAP
IFRS and country accounting
Excel
Manufacturing entity
SAP FICO / SOX Controls
US GAAP & ISF
AMS – Applied System

Desired experience for accounting leader includes:

Coordinating new tools implementation
Building relationship with the client
Handling escalations from customers and vendors
Monitoring and reviewing process controls
Supervising a diversified team (Tokyo / Hong Kong) on daily accounting and cash management operations review, approve all funding and wire requests and cash application
Advise and coordinate with cross functional teams (IT, Taxes, AP, HQ)

Accounting Leader Examples

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Accounting Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of accounting leader. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting leader
  • Experience working within an investment management or finance-related firm
  • Educated to bachelors degree level preferably in accounting, finance, business or economics, or have the equivalent work experience or qualifications
  • Attentive to detail with strong organisational skills
  • Able to think critically and objectively
  • Willing to work additional hours as required
  • To proactively and effectively establish a level of client knowledge ensuring all requirements are met and allow the team build the relationship further
  • Look to meet and improve the preparation of client reporting
  • Liaise with other units - Shareholder Services, Trustee, Data Management, Control
  • Active participation in selecting new team members (interviews, Assessment Centers)
  • Other, as supervisor may order
Qualifications for accounting leader
  • Available at relatively short notice and will commit to a contract
  • Analytical skills, numeracy and financial awareness
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting / Business Administration is required
  • 3-5 years of experience in a transactional finance function (Expense area preferred)
  • 2-3 years of experience with people management in a transactional finance environment
  • Advanced experience in using SAP (or other ERP)
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Accounting Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of accounting leader. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting leader
  • Managing and developing the team through regular communication, training and evaluation sessions
  • Ensuring all procedures and guidelines are followed by team
  • Cooperating with business partners within agreed KPIs
  • Building and maintaining positive relationship with internal business partners
  • Provide high standard client service
  • Coordinate and assist with user acceptance testing by developing and monitoring test strategies/plans and testing results in connection with the billing system other projects
  • Become a SME in connection with the investor contract structure especially in connection with billable fee components
  • Coordinate with Legal and review monthly AAR’s in connection with Barclays and other monthly transactions
  • Monitor Fannie Mae billings in connection with Fannie Mae repurchases/payoffs/modification incentives and modification advances
  • Coordinate quarterly REG AB and USAP meetings and document minutes evidencing such criteria is being monitored and measured (via defect rates)
Qualifications for accounting leader
  • Excellent AP process understanding
  • SAP and MS Office knowledge/skills
  • Experience with specialized Expense accounting tools is an advantage
  • Very good command of English is essential (international environment)
  • Other CE language is an advantage (Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak or other)
  • Deep understanding of the Expense accounting proces
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Accounting Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an accounting leader. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for accounting leader
  • Supervise the client service team
  • Carry out duties in accordance with procedures and SLDs
  • Provides for effective management of assigned personnel including hiring, training, supervising and administering performance evaluations
  • Participates in determining the proper treatment of complex or unusual transactions
  • Determine efficient work processes and procedures
  • Coordinates department activities with internal departments
  • Reviews month/year end financial results to ensure completeness and accuracy
  • Act as lead point of contact locally with the statutory and external/internal auditors
  • In consultation with the Alternative Management, makes staffing decisions, and ensures resources are available to accomplish priorities
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards, policies and procedures in each and every one of our accounting operations
Qualifications for accounting leader
  • Good understanding of controlling processes
  • Interest in new technologies and applications
  • Open minded, receptive to change
  • Minimum 5 years of business experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, manufacturing
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Mortgage Servicing required
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a project management or leadership capacity required
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Accounting Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of accounting leader. 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 leader
  • Participate in the month and quarter end close process and related responsibilities for the accounting department including reviewing other team members’ work
  • Direct and oversee of the preparation of timely, accurate monthly financial statements including cash flow analysis, P&L review, Highlights reports
  • Review process of preparing and reviewing monthly balance sheet reconciliations, suggest and implement ways for improvements
  • Work toward establishing a team environment that fosters a culture of Safety and Quality as the foundations of what we do
  • Apply the Task Standardization Process to assigned areas to unplanned incidents required to prevent recurrence
  • Write new and correct existing documents to reflect current work practices
  • Establish systems for production management to sustain production goals with minimal intervention
  • Handle large volume of both guest and Sales/Catering inquires
  • Organize and file daily banquet event orders (BEO’s)
  • Input and submit FIT’s invoices weekly
Qualifications for accounting leader
  • Ability / willingness to work overtime at short notice to ensure the daily completion of team workload, including public holidays
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in similar position
  • University degree (EconomicsFinanceAccountancy preferred)
  • Experience of South Africa and other African countries
  • Provides direction and leadership
  • Accomplishes tasks while through collaboration with functional area(s)
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Accounting Leader Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting leader. 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 leader
  • Handle Credit Card Charge Backs and inquiries within three business days of receipt
  • Assist with Food and Beverage daily/weekly purchases
  • Ensure Food and Beverage credits are done on a daily basis
  • Update Inventory Pricing with current invoices
  • Review and test Internal Audit procedures for all departments
  • All other assignments provided by DOF or Accounting Supervisor
  • Review Hotel Ledger daily for Items that require attention
  • Generate Hotel Ledger report daily to ensure that P1 Accounts are billed out timely
  • Checkouts with balance are resolved
  • Cancellations and No Show charges are posted
Qualifications for accounting leader
  • Prepare for performance appraisal, both mid year and end of year
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Managerial Accounting
  • At least seven years of experience in an accounting environment, especially in the construction or engineering industry
  • You will have strong ability and past experience to drive changes and projects
  • Strong financial and management reporting and analysis, forecasting and expense management exposure required
  • Administration VIP client companies

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