Manager, National Accounting

» Manager, National Accounting
Finance & Accounting
in Denver
, CO
Reference: 19-02900

Overview:

The purpose of this position is to support our client’s Group National Accounting Team with all related accounting tasks on a monthly basis, in addition to helping ensure department goals and objectives are achieved in alignment with our client’s Mission and Core Values. This includes communicating and helping to develop all accounting policies and procedures as well as oversight of the monthly accounting close cycle for the national market, included but not limited to:  accounting for National IT projects, legal accruals, corporate expense review, payroll assistance, and helping develop national processes such as intercompany, actuarial reviews, fixed assets, and allocations.  In addition this includes the management of the national financial statements and monthly trend analysis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Managing and overseeing the daily operations of the G&A accounting team
  • Oversee a team of approximately 3-4 direct reports
  • Establishing and enforcing proper accounting methods, policies and principles
  • Review, approve, & analyze functions in the following areas: Corporate G&A, Legal, Consulting, T&E, IT, Payroll, & other Misc. Corporate Expenses
  • Lead and Develop Accounting team roles and support staff through active management; This includes but is not limited to: communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions
  • Assist in month end reviews for National, including financial planning and analysis to assess impact on business metrics
  • Communicate effectively with market leads relating to changes in Accounting Policy and Procedures and corporate pushdown of expenses
  • Convey findings in a cohesive story, including summarizing insights from analysis
  • Prepare communications such as memos, presentation charts and process documentation
  • Play a lead role with other departments to solve issues, establish policies and improve processes
  • Monitor and report key operational and financial metrics on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Flexible job hours in order to accommodate month end close schedules and review
  • Updates the chart of accounts including obtaining the appropriate approval for new natural accounts
  • Assist the Senior Management in developing more efficient methods to improve the accounting process
  • Performs special projects and analysis and acts as a primary source of information to Accounting staff

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Accounting/Finance required
  • Working knowledge of general ledger accounting functions and financial statement analysis
  • 4-7 years of accounting experience preferred
  • CPA license or plans preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced computers skills required in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Flexibility, strong interpersonal, analytical, technical and problem solving attributes
  • Self-motivated, high energy, well-organized, detail-oriented, and dependable
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with teammates both locally and in other markets