Senior Accounting Manager Job Description

Senior Accounting Manager Job Description

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Senior accounting manager provides accounting, analysis, and account reconciliations to support the assigned Business/Operational counterparts (Corporate Accounting, Corporate Tax, Regional Business Units) in accordance with company financial reporting policies and GAAP.

Senior Accounting Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare internal financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, including footnote and financial table preparation in US GAAP
Monitor and assess the impact of business process changes on the control environment, identify new risk areas and implement appropriate changes to the SOX compliance program
Track and assess new regulatory changes, to assess SOX impact and ensure ongoing compliance
Partner with assigned business units, IT and control owners to provide guidance around compliance and implementation of controls
Supervise all Accounting Associates, manage their capacity and workload allocation, hold them accountable, and provide training and development
Ensure timeliness, quality, completeness of all financial and accounting transactions and reporting
Provide cash flow planning, analysis, projects budgeting and analysis
Coordinate and manage all tax return data, information, and collation
Oversee office cost allocation processes
Manage group’s staff and delicate engagements accordingly to ensure the staff’s performance is meeting the firm’s standards

Senior Accounting Manager Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Accounting Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, SOX, CFA, MBA, CINA, IHK, PMP, CISSP, CISA, CIA

Education for Senior Accounting Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior 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, MBA, Education, Business, Business/Administration, Management, Economics, Technical, Accountancy

Skills for Senior Accounting Manager

Desired skills for senior accounting manager include:

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
US GAAP
FASB
International Financial Reporting Standards
SEC requirements
Reconciliation and account analysis
Accounting best practices
Cross functional accounting impacts
Sarbanes Oxley
Tax reporting requirements

Desired experience for senior accounting manager includes:

Accounting Certification, Master degree or MBA highly desirable
Database programs such as Access
Success in multinational work environment
Entertainment business experience desirable
Ability to travel abroad as necessary
Impeccable professional reputation

Senior Accounting Manager Examples

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Senior Accounting Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a senior 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 senior accounting manager
  • Identifying and implementing process and performance improvements
  • Comp review
  • Quarterly close
  • Supervision of transnational analysis to ensure amounts being paid and incurred are accurate for the protection of Company assets
  • Actively identify and manage MIS projects by actively working with MIS resources
  • Train accountants on duties and responsibilities
  • Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly, quarterly and yearly close
  • Analyze financial statements and provide commentary for variances
  • Streamline accounting processes
  • Monitor internal controls
Qualifications for senior accounting manager
  • Ability to publicly represent company with internal and external stakeholders
  • Public CPA industry background with a Food Service & Hospitality industry background
  • Experience with manufacturing and/or supply chain information systems strongly preferred (3-5 years)
  • Combination of auditing experience within a large accounting firm and experience in a publicly held company preferably Software, Media & Entertainment or Technology Company
  • CPA license in active status
  • Excellent technical accounting and research skills in complex and ambiguous situations
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Senior Accounting Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of senior 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 senior accounting manager
  • Participate in the new client on-boarding process
  • Ensure objectives are aligned with the groups overall strategy, are effectively communicated to the staff
  • Staff development plans are in place and reviewed quarterly to ensure plans are met
  • Hold quarterly coaching session with each member of the team
  • Be a change agent and help staff adapt to change
  • Develop organizational and individual capabilities to deal with structural changes arising from business evolution or strategic decisions
  • Ensure succession plan/strategy for critical positions of the NAV Production group
  • Provide leadership to the NAV Production group
  • Ensure HR policy and labour regulations are adhered
  • Lead team responsible for all treasury related accounting tasks, which includes pension, severance, debt the cash and foreign currency processes
Qualifications for senior accounting manager
  • At least 6 years of accounting experience, or at least 6 years of financial reporting experience or at least 6 years of audit experience
  • 3+ years of Mortgage experience or 3+ years of financial services industry experience
  • Global Project Management capabilities - the ability to plan, initiate, monitor and implement projects within a team, adapt quickly to projects impacting a team
  • 8+ years of overall general accounting experience, high tech industry and Big 4 experience a plus
  • Bachelors degree in accounting or equivalent - CPA preferred
  • 5+ years of management experience in a corporate setting
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Senior Accounting Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior accounting manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior accounting manager
  • Develop working relationship to collaborate with Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Tax, international leadership teams and Treasury to meet day-to-day operational needs
  • Work closely with Revenue and Technical Accounting to ensure existing and new product offerings align with current revenue recognition guidance
  • Assist in preparation of financial statements, including reviews of quarterly reporting and drafting of notes
  • Provides ad hoc analysis and reporting as requested from both the Finance Manager and our European management team
  • Assisting the Controller in directing the accounting function of the organization GL, AR, AP, Fixed Assets, Equity and Stock Based Compensation
  • Manage monthly close process and creation of monthly financial statements
  • Preparation of budgets and financial reports
  • Manage all aspects of the audit process
  • Oversee all tax compliance
  • Responsible for Stock Based Compensation accounting, basic and dilutive share account (both actual and forecast) and related roll-forward analysis schedules
Qualifications for senior accounting manager
  • Understanding of e-commerce financial workflow
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • CPA, preferably active type ‘A’ designation, or equivalent
  • Big Four audit manager experience, with national office experience preferred
  • Able to develop and maintain effective internal client and external relationships (such as banks, accounting firms
  • Proficiency in accounting standards review and application policy writing
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior accounting manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior accounting manager
  • Responsible for ensuring all IT projects which impact revenue have been properly tested and the results meet revenue accounting requirements and internal controls
  • Reconciling General Ledger balances and assisting the Controller with monthly financial statements
  • Monitoring daily cash activities
  • Approving domestic and international wires
  • Preparing quarterly, monthly invoices and insuring timely reimbursement
  • Monitoring all prepayments and accruals
  • Preparing monthly journal entries, including prepaid, accruals sales & revenue
  • Gathering and presenting Profit & Loss variance analysis with comparisons of actual vs
  • Compiling balance sheet package consisting of supporting schedules
  • Roadmap communication review & analysis
Qualifications for senior accounting manager
  • Music or Entertainment industry experience a plus
  • Previous experience at a firm in real estate investment or lending a plus
  • Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting principles (GAAP) required
  • Your strong analytical and organizational skills the ability to problem solve in order to deliver on requests from clients and business partners
  • Your strong understanding of financial/accounting principles sense of accountability and ownership in your work will help to identify process improvements and recommend changes to existing business and systems policies and procedures
  • Business degree (BS or MBA) with 5+ years of accounting management experience that includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash receipts and general ledger
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior 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 senior accounting manager
  • Identify and drive to implementation improvement opportunities in processes and internal controls to ensure the highest level of controllership is achieved, and to warrant continuous compliance with group and statutory reporting requirements
  • Lead and contribute to local and global projects
  • Responsibility for actively engaging with a variety of internal stakeholders throughout the international organization, including accounting, legal, tax, and finance operations teams
  • Be a subject matter expert and go-to person in complex technical accounting questions
  • Bank reconciliations for all fund related entities
  • Coordination of annual audits and preparation of tax returns for assigned fund entities
  • Assisting in preparation of quarterly valuations
  • Preparing annual tax planning calendar and ensure deadlines and filings are met
  • Coordinating with portfolio companies for tax distributions, estimates and filings impacting the fund entities
  • Preparing tax work papers for all the firm's entities which include limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and blocker corporations
Qualifications for senior accounting manager
  • The candidate must possess strong communication skills, be detail-oriented, and work effectively both independently in a team environment
  • The individual must be able to apply consistent standards while adapting to frequent changes in Company requirements
  • This individual must also be flexible and able to work with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word skills are required
  • Solid G/L experience
  • A highly technical background with a strong understanding of GAAP (US and international preferred)

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