Accounting Manager, Controller Job Description

Accounting Manager, Controller Job Description

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Accounting manager, controller provides guidance and consultation to Finance management and Finance personnel globally to ensure compliance with both the GAAP accounting requirements and company policies and procedures.

Accounting Manager, Controller Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Understands and applies technical accounting concepts for multiple bases of accounting with emphasis on the Solvency II implementation for the Americas
Overseeing the general accounting functions of the company, including but not limited to accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable and general accounting
Supervise and develop a small accounting team while managing operational accounting and month-end close responsibilities
Research accounting issues with appropriate references to relevant GAAP pronouncements
Assist with special projects, including interim controller, training client accounting personnel and establishing accounting processes
Maintaining all accounting books and records
Assisting with other accounting / finance related projects
Ensures the integrity and accuracy of accounting and/or financial reporting information for the Solvency II project
Ensuring the company's financial statements are prepared accurately, and on a timely basis, in accordance with GAAP and/or IFRS as applicable
Developing/re-designing, documenting and implementing accounting policies and procedures

Accounting Manager, Controller Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Manager, Controller

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CPFO

Education for Accounting Manager, Controller

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Accounting Manager, Controller

Desired skills for accounting manager, controller include:

Accounting
Financial analysis
Operations finance concepts
Fully integrated software package experience
U.S. GAAP/IFRS
Federal and state policies and directives
GAAP
Client’s organizational policies and procedures
Current accounting standards
Accounting / finance / business

Desired experience for accounting manager, controller includes:

Preparing financial statements, budgeting and post-budget analysis
Assisting with financial regulatory filings
Managing payroll and employee benefits
Overseeing accounts payable and receivable
Develops nonstandard reports and statements
Understands the flow of information, financial systems, appropriate reporting tools and uses that knowledge to resolve problems

Accounting Manager, Controller Examples

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Accounting Manager, Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an accounting manager, controller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting manager, controller
  • Leads and maintains accounting/internal controls to sustain financial security
  • Responsible for managing the General accounting functions
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills to “clean up” challenging accounting systems
  • Involved in the strategic direction and development of the Accounting outsourcing department
  • Coordinate revenue recognition activities with various members of global business operations, including legal, sales, and product management personnel to ensure that underlying operational processes and practices are aligned with US GAAP requirements
  • Keeps books and accounting records of financial transactions
  • Knowledge of general construction accounting auditing and invoicing required
  • Responsibility for monthly accounting activities including G/L preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit and support and facilitation of budget/forecast activities
  • Train under Controller on all facets of accounting within organization
  • Develop new processes within accounting function to streamline deliverables, monthly reporting activities and create efficiencies throughout department
Qualifications for accounting manager, controller
  • Detail oriented and controls focused
  • Experience working with cloud-based ERP systems preferable
  • Proficient in computer based applications with emphasis on spreadsheet analysis
  • Support Senior Management’s decision making process by managing the analysis and reporting around key business drivers, including revenue, cash, gross margin, expenses, capital expenditures and inventory
  • Manage the monthly forecast and budget process, including consolidation and analysis
  • Analyze financial information to determine present and future financial performance including ad hoc business case analysis, create financial models, and analyze trends to support the growth of the business
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Accounting Manager, Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an accounting manager, controller. 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 manager, controller
  • Training/Supervision of accounting team to ensure objectives are met within tight deadlines
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Accounting and related Administration departments
  • Manage all accounting through financial statements and reporting
  • SEC rulings and GAAP pronouncements
  • Ensure all legal entity Controllers are accurately recording information and are updated on any new accounting requirements
  • Records and analyzes client’s financial information
  • Manage and execute on reporting for FCRS with data integrity and on a timely and accurate basis
  • Deliver divisional comment reporting, balance sheet review and quarterly divisional review timely and to divisional standards
  • Plan, manage and execute on preparation of statutory accounts working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure timely and correct reporting of direct and indirect tax the Sandoz Nordic activities
Qualifications for accounting manager, controller
  • Experience working for a creative company (media, advertising )
  • Multi location experience (preferred)
  • Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of Oracle systems preferred
  • Deliver timely and accurately on month end closing tasks in the controls area among others
  • Act as key player for ensuring up to date internal control environment aligned with Novartis Financial Controls Matrix (NFCM)
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Accounting Manager, Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting manager, controller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting manager, controller
  • Standardize and maintain a system of accounting records and techniques
  • Provide monthly and ad hoc reporting and analysis, analyze budget variances and provide insightful analysis and cost-saving / profitability recommendations
  • Interact heavily with the organization’s management team to effect change, improve upon processes and take on special projects
  • Represent the organization while interfacing with tax authorities and auditors
  • Develop and implement best-in-class policies and procedures
  • Serve as a backfill for the General Manager and higher level resources
  • Review and manage the month end close process from multiple plants
  • Responsible for accurate and timely financial reporting packages
  • Miscellaneous financial projects, analysis and administrative duties as assigned
  • Perform bookkeeping tasks, such as payroll and accounts payable processing, sales tax report preparation, general ledger and financial statement preparation, monthly and year-end closing assistance, account reconciliations and depreciation schedule preparation
Qualifications for accounting manager, controller
  • English verbally and in writing
  • At least 5 years experience from an international company or in an auditor function
  • Real Estate Industry (property management) experience (current or very recently)
  • At least 2+ years' of current or very recent supervisory experience (experience includes training, mentoring, disciplining)
  • RE industry software program experience in Yardi
  • Nonprofit industry experience preferred
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Accounting Manager, Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting manager, controller. 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, controller
  • Championing the department within the office, firm and community
  • Strong communication skills to work closely with clients and Partners on the job to properly coordinate and implement solutions
  • Must be a CPA, specifically CA or CGA
  • Roll-up-your-sleeves action orientation and is energized by new challenges and the opportunity to optimize processes and drive efficiencies
  • A change agent with the ability to multitask across several business-as-usual activities and projects
  • Working knowledge of Canadian Corporate and Commodity Tax
  • Ability to recognize financial implications of business decisions and strategies
  • Experience working in multinational financial organizations with matrix reporting structures would be an asset
  • A collaborative leader who lives the TU values and beliefs and coaches and empowers those around them
  • Monthly and quarterly financial statement preparation and review
Qualifications for accounting manager, controller
  • Knowledge of fully integrated software package
  • Previous supervisory/team leadership experience preferred
  • QuickBooks ProAdvisor designation preferred
  • Experience with QuickBooks, Peachtree, Microsoft Dynamics, MAS90, Interact or similar general ledger software package desired
  • The ability to effectively interact with clients, partners and fellow team members
  • MS Office skills including Excel, Word and Access Detail oriented, and ability to multitask
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Accounting Manager, Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of accounting manager, controller. 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 manager, controller
  • May formulate and administer approved accounting practices throughout the organization to ensure that financial and operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business
  • Excellent communication, written and oral, and interpersonal skills are required in order to deal effectively with all level of employees, vendors, contractors
  • Work closely with outside CPA on tax reporting, annual financial, etc
  • Ability to analyze and compare report data
  • Ability to coordinate and help all levels of personnel with various issues
  • Strong computer skills, including windows-based programs
  • Maintain controls for the financial processes
  • HR function as it relates to higher level understanding
  • Oversee a small staff
  • Financial Statement preparation, including consolidations, and management reporting functions
Qualifications for accounting manager, controller
  • Any exposure to the construction industry is preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience, 2+ years in a supervisory role is a must
  • Bachelors degree required, CPA or equivalent preferred
  • Pride of ownership of work
  • Ability to work independently and follow tasks through to completion
  • Essbase/Longview type experience required

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