Accounting Manager Job Description

Accounting Manager Job Description

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Accounting manager provides technical accounting review and support to the company’s subsidiaries to ensure compliance with US GAAP (primarily with respect to lease and revenue accounting).

Accounting Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Oversee all accounting processes for commercial and industrial portfolios
Define and develop efficient and effective accounting policies and internal control processes, including development of requirements, implementation plans, compliance reports
Preparation and review of Financial Statements in accordance with US GAAP Investment Company Accounting and IFRS
Review accounting systems to determine their efficiency and overall value to the organization
Resolving accounting issues and providing responsible solutions
Ensure that operating personnel are well informed of accounting policies, procedures and regulations
Complete special accounting projects as assigned
Take charge of with the company accounting, reporting and related analysis including the investment portfolio
Manage the construction accounting and tenant improvement process
Assisting CFO in ensuring that all activities are in compliance with local/state/federal regulations and in accordance with US GAAP

Accounting Manager Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, MBA, CMA, SOX, MIP-66, CFA, SMMM, BS, BA, CRC

Education for Accounting Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting manager 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, Business/Administration, MBA, Education, Management, Economics, Accountancy, Public Accounting

Skills for Accounting Manager

Desired skills for accounting manager include:

GAAP
US GAAP
SAP
Accounting
Excel
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Products
Processes
Systems
Microsoft Excel

Desired experience for accounting manager includes:

Coordinating preparation of monthly spending and annual budget preparation with department management
Advising management of the business impact of operating decisions
Ability to direct and supervise
Understand business cycles such as accounts receivable, cash cycle, accounts payable
Prepare monthly financial statements and related management reports
Complete reports and analyses of operations as requested

Accounting Manager Examples

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Accounting Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting manager. 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 manager
  • Managing the external audit and tax reporting processes with Big 4 firms
  • Mentor a highly capable Accounting/Compliance team through the ongoing attraction, development and retention of skilled financial professionals
  • Evaluate internal accounting environment and collaboratively lead process improvements and change
  • Implementing new accounting procedures as needed to improve month end reporting
  • Maintaining approved accounting policies & practices throughout the company
  • Setting up new accounting entries
  • Supervising daily, weekly and monthly workflow of accounting staff
  • Coordinate with operating entity's accounting department regarding intercompany accounts and consolidation
  • Review contractual agreements and determine appropriate accounting treatment
  • As the Accounting Manager, you will be reporting to Finance Director and leading 5 staff including AP, AR, Cashier, Your will be responsible for regional reporting, compliance, system implementation process improvement
Qualifications for accounting manager
  • Assist external and internal auditors as appropriate
  • Responsible for preparation and timely completion of the annual budget
  • Reviewing expenses
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with business unit personnel – booking, ticketing, marketing, legal, etc
  • To oversee the capital expenditure reconciliation and spending in coordination with the chief Engineer
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of accounting manager. 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 manager
  • Directly supervise accounting group consisting of three Senior Accountants and one Staff Accountant
  • Manage accounting department
  • Interview and train accounting staff when growth dictates the need for additional personnel
  • Define and implement consistent processes across the teams to facilitate open communication channels with operating companies to be aware of and plan for potential payroll-impacting changes, and pass appropriate information back to payroll teams to enable proactive preparation
  • Assist with interpretation and completion of activities related to pay policies, calculations, processes to support accuracy and compliance of payroll for operating companies
  • In cooperation with Payroll Operation Managers, drive process to review, design, and document payroll processes based on the operating companies' nuances to customize payroll activities for each operating company
  • Organize and facilitate ongoing development, evaluation and maintenance of documentation (e.g., Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions) to ensure complete, accurate, and up-to-date depiction of processes
  • Providing assistance regarding technical accounting issues and practices, process improvements
  • Review all SEC reports, GAAP audit reports and financial reporting sections of shareholder external communications, such as the quarterly earnings release and Investor Supplement
  • Perform frequent reconciliations of petty cash, accounting for all expenses, receipts, and money assigned to the division
Qualifications for accounting manager
  • Assemble, interpret and prepare formal summaries of activity in specific financial accounts
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the planning, organization, direction and control of the External Reporting team
  • Manage and develop a highly efficient, high performing and robust External Reporting Team
  • Working closely with the Corporate Controller, continue to develop and build the External Reporting Team structure required to support the expanding and increasingly complex regulations
  • Set clear and measurable goals and objectives for the team and individuals, ensuring performance assessments are completed in line with the corporate requirements
  • Present to the Directors and Executive Management
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting manager. 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 manager
  • Review territory financials for proper accounting and compliance with WHE/WB polices or guidelines
  • Prepare year-end work papers for the annual audit and income tax returns
  • Lead the quarterly and annual budgeting and forecasting cycle
  • Prepare and review capital expenditures and fixed asset additions, and related issues inclusive of construction in progress and tenant improvements
  • Oversee weekly rent arrearages, collections and status reporting
  • Analyze operating expenses billable to tenants including ensuring compliance with leases and best practices
  • Monitor broker’s commissions including timing of payments
  • Assist in processing of Commercial and Residential Property loan refinancing
  • Prepare/submit financial statements to various lenders as needed
  • Partner with external payroll company
Qualifications for accounting manager
  • At least 7 years relevant experience with a law firm (candidate with less experience will be consider as a Billing Officer)
  • Billing and AR experience is a must
  • Prepare ad-hoc analytical reports and analysis for management
  • Provide insightful reporting, demonstrating recognition of full balance sheet impact for each entity
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant policies and regulations, while delivering superior client service
  • Manage and develop staff, and ensure adherence to policies and procedures for cash management department while also developing and leading process improvements
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an accounting manager. 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 manager
  • Compiling, entering and posting monthly
  • Maintaining records within the department
  • Preparing assigned financial reporting schedules
  • Day-to-day functions of the back office (Cash management and reporting, Accounts Payable/Receivable, General Ledger, collection, posting cash, processing and following up charge backs)
  • Recording revenue and expense accruals and ensure timely and accurate monthly and quarterly close
  • Assisting CFO with financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting
  • Supervising temporary and permanent personnel payroll including weekly consultants’ payroll, internal staff payroll, and commission payments
  • Performing month-end closing process, including Fixed Asset schedule reconciliation and depreciation
  • Assisting in performing variance and trend analysis for key general ledger accounts or reports, including variances to forecast, budget and prior year
  • Assisting with bank transfers/funding and daily/monthly cash flows
Qualifications for accounting manager
  • Reviewing and updating product costing, inventory valuation and reconciliation by physical location
  • Compiling, analyzing and preparing of Funds financial data and operating metrics
  • Investor capital calls and distributions
  • Completion of quarterly investor questionnaires
  • Due diligence information requests from investors during fundraising
  • Liaising with other real estate finance teams to compile data for due diligence questionnaires
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Accounting Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting manager. 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 manager
  • Support of the marketing team through data collection and ad-hoc requests
  • Assisting with implementation of advanced fund reporting system
  • Other fund operations
  • Develop an effective relationship with global external audit service providers
  • Coordinate and manage the annual global year end audits of the firm, with the timely completion and issuance of the annual audited financial statements
  • Coordinate the local statutory year end audits of various offices (e.g., Beijing, Buenos Aires, ), ensuring timely completion of local statutory financial information and filing where appropriate
  • Review results of external audits (both global and local) to recommend, develop, and execute key process and control improvements
  • Coordinate and execute business process reviews in partnership with local office leadership and Office Finance Managers in international offices to identify and implement process improvements and best practices
  • Deliver results and recommendations to firm finance leadership
  • Develop/review finance policies and procedures, ensuring adoption of best practices and compliance with segregation of duties
Qualifications for accounting manager
  • Manage and monitor office space leases for financial reporting
  • Prepare monthly Balance Sheet reporting and analysis, leveraging results to recommend and implement process enhancements when appropriate
  • Preparation of timely and accurate monthly financial report packages including forecasts is essential
  • Coordinating and preparing annual budget
  • Interacting with Corporate personnel and related companies
  • Working with external auditors and banks

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