Director, Accounting Job Description

Director, Accounting Job Description

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Director, accounting provides technical guidance to Linde’s global finance organization on matters concerning GAAP, IFRS and SEC reporting requirements, including accounting for areas such as: pensions, leasing, revenue recognition, accounting for business combinations and consolidation.

Director, Accounting Duties & Responsibilities

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Responsible for application of appropriate accounting in accordance with GAAP necessary to produce accurate financial reporting .Collaborates with internal and external reporting teams to produce accurate and timely financial reporting in compliance with regulatory and industry requirements
Prepare and facilitate training for global and business unit finance teams on current and emerging accounting standards
Manage day-to-day organizational financial systems, including general accounting, financial analysis and reporting, bank relations, payroll, petty cash, and audits/financial reviews
Manage finance-related matters of program contracts, and maintain strong communication with financial managers and other related personnel
Develop and/or secure finance-related curricula, manuals, and training materials
Recruit, supervise, and evaluate finance staff, including accountants, payroll specialists, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and administrative assistants and clerks
Develop the personal and professional capacity of finance staff members, including coaching, training mentoring, peer exchanges, and continuing education
Facilitate and resolve complex accounting issues and topics requiring high levels of judgment and/or strong business knowledge
Educate business of accounting impacts from key business decisions
Supervise the accounting functions of the organization

Director, Accounting Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Director, Accounting

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Education for Director, Accounting

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Employers hiring for the director, accounting 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, MBA, Business, Education, Business/Administration, Management, Public Accounting, Leadership, Graduate

Skills for Director, Accounting

Desired skills for director, accounting include:

IFRS
Business combinations
Bankruptcies
Financial restatements
SEC financial reporting issues
US GAAP
GAAP
Accounting
Finance
SAP

Desired experience for director, accounting includes:

Must be able to quickly develop collaborative relationships with his/her peers
Must have professional demeanor, be focused, mature, articulate and well-organized
Strong individual with team leadership, excellent oral and written communication, articulate, detail oriented and accounting research skills
Ability to identify, analyze and make recommendations to senior management on accounting issues
Ability to assess priorities, assign resources and maintain composure and diplomacy at all times
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Cost Accounting of freight audit

Director, Accounting Examples

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Director, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a director, accounting. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for director, accounting
  • Provide oversight and quality control over key deliverables, including preparation of technical accounting positions and interpretation of accounting policies in response to proposed business activities and complex accounting inquiries
  • Decompose complex business issues, form an understanding of the context, use practical experience and strong technical accounting skills to direct accounting analysis as required, challenge proposed solutions against accounting guidance and business objectives, and escalate matters to Chief Accountant as appropriate
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders, and work proactively with businesses to develop business and accounting solutions that encompass all the specific facts and circumstances, including operational considerations, in determining the most appropriate accounting treatment
  • Educate business finance and other staff with respect to new and proposed policy and reporting developments and their impact
  • Closely liaise with internal and external auditors on the resolution of complex accounting matters
  • Participate actively in board-related matters, including meetings, committees, presentations, and reports
  • Prepare and disseminate internal statements to senior leadership team and organizational directors
  • Maintain all program and staff licenses and certifications in conjunction with senior leadership team
  • Develop and maintain relationships with funders, vendors, creditors, lenders, partners, suppliers, community organizations, government agencies, , in conjunction with senior leadership team
  • Develop and monitor annual financial plans according to the organizational vision, mission, and goals
Qualifications for director, accounting
  • BA/BS Accounting required
  • Minimum 10 years accounting experience with requisite certifications (CPA, CGMA, CMA)
  • Experience driving process improvement within an accounting organization
  • Possess strategic thinking, change leadership skills and demonstrated ability to effect change and continuous improvement across diverse stakeholder groups
  • Requires a client service orientation and ability to handle multiple customer constituency groups
  • Mastery of general accounting principles
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Director, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a director, accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for director, accounting
  • Manage the finance and accounting function of a large program including budget, expenses, treasury, audit, risk management, processes
  • Provide daily oversight of various Transactional Accounting areas
  • Working with Assistant Controller of Transactional Accounting and functional managers to ensure appropriate policies and controls are in place and processes are well documented
  • Evaluate transactional accounting function of newly acquired companies and advise Sr
  • Serve as Functional Owner of System Implementations to include centralized invoice receipt in AP, establishment and utilization of a standard hierarchy in Transactional Accounting areas such as Expense, AR and AP, and HR/Payroll system
  • Prepare monthly work papers for organization balance sheets
  • Coordinate the annual audit
  • Prepare annual work papers for pension plans
  • Directly supervise Senior Accountant
  • Responsible for managing and automating customer license fee calculations and reviewing and prioritizing work of team
Qualifications for director, accounting
  • 7+ years corporate general accounting experience
  • Significant experience in public company and/or public accounting with public company exposure – CPA a must
  • Proficient computer skills –experience with HFM Hyperion
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles, including consolidations, month end close, financial statement preparation, and expense accruals
  • Prior division experience required
  • Must have proficiency with Access, PowerPoint, & Word and a strong proficiency with Excel
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Director, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of director, accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for director, accounting
  • Manage the Accounting Department, including General Ledger Staff Accountants and Sales Audit and work with Accounts Payable, Payroll, Inventory Control and Tax Accounting
  • Leadership of team members performing shadow accounting functions
  • Direct the flow of data from JDA MMS to the Accounting system and review the reconciliation thereof
  • Maintain compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory accounting requirements
  • Provide focus and clarity in establishing individual goals, driving performance management, supporting career development and rewarding strong performance for team members
  • Drive process improvement and implement effective internal controls
  • Partner with FP&A team
  • Oversee the Ultimates submission, Long Range Plans, Mid-Year Forecast and Year-End Forecast for all Telepictures Digital properties
  • Hong Kong / Macau
  • Korea
Qualifications for director, accounting
  • Strong technical skills and experience working in multiple softwares
  • Ability to select, train, lead a team of 10 or more
  • Excellent knowledge of GAAP and cash reporting
  • Systems experience, including ideally experience with SAP
  • 10+ years of technical accounting roles with increasing responsibility
  • 3-5 years experience with preparation of concise documentation needed to support independent audits and regulatory examinations
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Director, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a director, accounting. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for director, accounting
  • Provides technical accounting GAAP guidance and support to all company entities
  • Balance sheet reviews – Review local business unit balance sheets, understanding and presenting accounting issues and possible risks and opportunities in the financial statements, and follow-up on any items that need to be addressed/corrected
  • Oversees the general accounting function, which includes cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting, balance sheet management
  • Ensures that financial records, under responsibility, are maintained and financial reports are prepared in compliance with policies and GAAP
  • Responsible for the output and quality of services to key customers (who include Customers, Suppliers, Employees, Senior Management, Regulatory Bodies)
  • Prepare and review all SEC reports (10k & 10Q fillings) including edits to the balance sheet, income statement, notes to the financial statements, MD&A section
  • Coordinate with various department heads in preparing the annual budget forecast from draft through the final submission
  • Payroll review, 401K funding and review, benefit records
  • Key liaison with Legal, Sales & Tax to structure contract provisions related to revenue recognition, financial reporting, audit, tax, participations, and licensee data onboarding
  • Oversee the preparation of all necessary work papers, both simple and complex, for the preparation of the annual financial report
Qualifications for director, accounting
  • Able to read a script and break it down for budgeting purposes
  • Able to budget a script in foreign countries
  • Proficient on Movie Magic Budgeting
  • Review or prepare tax incentive credits
  • Knowledge of day-to-day operations on a production
  • Review hot cost, cost reports and production reports for accuracy
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Director, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of director, accounting. 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 director, accounting
  • Manages Fixed Asset Accounting function within PeopleSoft Asset Management Module
  • Endowment accounting, including preparation of the quarterly unitization schedule which is reconciled to the General Ledger, endowment draw management including projections, and monitoring of underwater endowments to ensure compliance with the Board’s Underwater endowment policy
  • Lead and supervise the accounting department processes and staff
  • Work with partner accounting departments and personnel as needed
  • Analysis and recording of net down calculations and royalty fees for third party product
  • Recruit, train and maintain a professional staff to execute all general ledger duties, Sales Audit and Fixed Assets
  • Direct and coordinate the monthly close process of the company
  • Direct the monthly/quarterly/annual financial package preparation including financial reports for management and the Board of Directors
  • Direct the preparation of quarterly analysis of select financial data required for reporting and audit purposes
  • Assist with the preparation of the Company’s annual budget
Qualifications for director, accounting
  • Must be able to attend meetings and communicate with producers and upper management
  • Implement timelines for employees and make sure that they meet their deadlines
  • Able to multi task and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Must be proficient on movie magic budgeting software, Vista accounting system and Excel
  • SOX 404 compliance experience extremely helpful
  • Previous knowledge of Participation and Guild Audits

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