Accounting Operations Job Description

Accounting Operations Job Description

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Accounting operations provides guidance on technical (US GAAP/IFRS) accounting issues to plant locations and value streams.

Accounting Operations Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Obtaining, reviewing and summarizing vendor contracts
Setting up 2-way purchase orders (PO's) in our accounting system to track orders and ensure appropriate classification of expenses to enable financial reporting and analysis
Building a relationship with operational management the owners
Creating and presenting insightful close presentations that summarize results of the monthly close and analysis
Preparing/updating process narratives
Providing reporting and other support to business partners
Working with our IT team to test, troubleshoot and improve reporting
Monthly trips to our Beverly Hills office
Assisting with the preparation of financial reports (Excel and PowerPoint)
Assisting in the production and distribution of the quarterly Update to Investors

Accounting Operations Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Operations

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, ACCA, SOX, MBA, CMA, COH, VDI, PM, EMEA, YMCA

Education for Accounting Operations

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

Skills for Accounting Operations

Desired skills for accounting operations include:

Basic
Oracle Financials
Hyperion Essbase
Cognos data analytics and visualization
Spotfire
Oracle
SAP
Tableau
US GAAP
US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards

Desired experience for accounting operations includes:

Highly accurate and detail-oriented with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Respond to Quarterly/ad-hoc requests from Limited Partners in a timely manner
Interacting with counter parts at international subsidiaries
Organizing and maintaining entity formation documents, minutes, resolutions, and correspondence for all of the international and domestic entities
Reconciling bank and brokerage accounts to underlying records
Monitoring cash balances and preparing weekly cash reports

Accounting Operations Examples

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Accounting Operations Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an accounting operations. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting operations
  • Reviewing invoices and employee expense reports for compliance with corporate policy, appropriate supporting documentation, accuracy, and general ledger coding
  • Inputting invoices and expense report data to the general ledger and issuing checks and/or preparing wire transfers
  • Drafting correspondence and maintaining correspondence files
  • Maintaining annual calendar of key reporting/filing dates for all entities
  • Assisting in the coordination of the annual limited partner meeting
  • Coordinating LP Advisory Committee Valuation Meetings
  • Assisting in various ad hoc projects as directed
  • Effective collaboration with the Company’s internal and external auditors finance and non-finance internal and external partners in order to support overall department goals and objectives
  • Support the daily operations of funds, including the oversight of third party Fund Administrator and the review of work paper packages, financial reporting & transaction activity
  • Review the fund’s capital activity & investor allocations, including carried interest
Qualifications for accounting operations
  • Possess thorough knowledge of accounting principles and techniques
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or related business, together with proficiency in operations/cost accounting and analysis
  • Minimum of 10 years related experience with global public company
  • Experience at a public company with responsibilities in managing GL team
  • Experience with managing accounting projects
  • Experience with major ERP systems
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Accounting Operations Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an accounting operations. 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 operations
  • Assist in Fund performance reporting
  • Review annual audited financial statements prepared by the Fund Administrator
  • Support audit processes and liaise with Auditors
  • Review annual tax compliance reporting provided by tax preparer (K-1s, state and federal tax returns)
  • Coordinate cash planning & forecasting efforts
  • Respond to ad hoc investor requests
  • Act as a liaison with other departments within the firm, such as Legal, Compliance, Treasury, & Finance
  • Prepare periodic regulatory compliance reporting (including Form PF, Form S, and Form SLT)
  • Become deeply embedded in our organization to continue to shape our business process improvements, including reviewing existing processes, structures and new applications to ensure proper support for a rapidly growing business
  • Maintain a strong focus on execution, financial controls, and customer service
Qualifications for accounting operations
  • Travel to international locations and Share Service Center as required
  • Minimum 3-5 years accounting and management experience
  • Strong application testing and support skills are required to provide high-quality deliverables
  • Written communication skills demonstrated through specification documentation, other communications
  • Minimum 2 years in accounting field of work required
  • Be knowledgeable of changing requirements for accounting and manage the changes into the work processes
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Accounting Operations Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an accounting operations. 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 operations
  • Provide leadership for all client accounting functions including cash management, general ledger, financial reporting, and accounting systems
  • Owns and executes the global Accounting Operations Hub strategy to support the delivery of the wider Controllership Vision and Global Goals
  • Manages the operating model to ensure the most efficient deployment of both onshore and offshore resources
  • Strong sponsor of change activities to deliver the future organization structures
  • Continuously reviews and improves processes to achieve and maintain global standardization
  • Supports the robust control environment and ensures compliance with all relevant standards
  • Works closely with technology colleagues to ensure the right technology solutions are in place
  • Drives operational transparency in developing and implementing performance KPIs
  • Provide support to “Shoppers” across the business on vendor creation and amendment
  • Assist the business with Vendor and Purchase Order creation using automated tools
Qualifications for accounting operations
  • Strong Excel experience with the ability to navigate large data sets
  • Student must be eligible to receive credit for internship
  • Business Degree with emphasis in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Maintain a current knowledge of accounting requirements and communicate the potential accounting/operational impacts to the Team Lead or Senior Manager
  • Strong PC skills including MS Office applications (Excel, Word)
  • At least 8-10 years of experience in shared services functions with at least 3-4 of those years in a leadership role
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Accounting Operations Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of accounting operations. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting operations
  • Responsible for accurate maintenance of approval limits (DOA)
  • Coding invoices in Webcycle
  • Guarantee & follow up timely payments of suppliers to secure reliable image of Shire to external stakeholders
  • Ensure master data changes are reported to the Concur team and implemented
  • Local contact to align and follow timely payments of Expense Notes in SSC
  • Support to Sr Accountant & Controller in audits
  • Supporting in Ad hoc projects
  • Review payroll information for accuracy and completion prior to payment
  • A wide degree of creativity, adaptability, and latitude is expected
  • Review and audit work product
Qualifications for accounting operations
  • At least 3-5 years exposure to online transactions -- exposure to online marketplaces and high volume transaction environments would be ideal
  • Proven success in building and managing relationships
  • Experience maintaining a reliable financial controls environment and Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Strong communication skills with ability to effectively present ideas to senior management, cross-functional teams,and external stakeholders
  • Finance or accounting background/degree is not required, but business acumen is important
  • Minimum 5 years of management and leadership experience including direct supervision of teams
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Accounting Operations Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an accounting operations. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting operations
  • Ensure expected customer service levels are maintained
  • Support the analysis and Implementation of accounting operation functions relating to core system software development projects throughout the organization
  • Responsible for federal and state withholding compliance and tax filings related to Accounts Payable disbursements
  • Manage the renewal of all corporate business insurance for CDA and its subsidiary organizations
  • Administer employee credit card program
  • Track, prepare and calculate earned commissions due to sales staff
  • Assist with special products as needed
  • Direct and oversee the entire publishing content process, which includes maintenance of the current publishing accrual and matching of new publishing invoices to current accruals, ensuring accurate results are delivered on time for reporting in accordance with IFRS
  • Responsible for directly managing maintenance of any rev share assessments, and review of all publishing deals, approvals, reporting, account reconciliations and fluxes
  • Interpret and analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems within the publishing content process
Qualifications for accounting operations
  • Able to work with detail information, while also being able to define the larger/underlying issues and drivers
  • 5 - 7+ years of experience in accounting including at least 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Minimum 10 years' experience across multiple accounting operations disciplines
  • BA/BS business/accounting/finance
  • Extensive ERP systems experience
  • Ability to recruit, assess and develop personnel

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