Accounting Manager

WEX Inc   •  

South Portland, ME

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


8 - 10 years

Posted 45 days ago

Performance Objectives:

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage and provide accurate and timely closing of the books and records.

  • Assist in management of month-end closing process, ensuring a timely and accurate completion.

  • Provide oversight of accounts reconciliation process.

  • Review general ledger accounts to identify significant variance activity.

  • Manage and provide oversight to the Operational Payments Management Department, which includes Merchant Settlement, Trade Accounts Payable, and Partner Billing personnel.

  • Maintain proper control over all functional areas within Operational Payment Management, including segregation of duties, and appropriate backup and coverage

  • Provide information and assistance to the Company’s internal and external auditors.

  • Oversee daily accounting duties including journal entry creation, approval and posting.

  • Streamline the accounting processes and procedures to increase productivity and accuracy.

  • Develop and enforce the policies and procedures to mitigate financial risk and enhance the control environment.

  • Stay current with Company initiatives in order to ensure compliance with appropriate accounting treatment.


  • Participate in special projects impacting the accounting area

  • Respond to requests for financial information from internal and external customers.

  • Assist and lead special projects

  • Represent the accounting department on new initiatives.

  • Identify areas of reporting risk to the Company.

  • Assist in integration of accounting of new acquisitions in a controlled, compliant and efficient manner as applicable.


  • Demonstrate leadership behavior by effectively performing four core people management functions:

    • Selection/Assessment

    • People Development

    • Performance Management

    • Building Bench Strength/Succession Planning



  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 8+ Years of accounting experience

  • Strong technical accounting skills

  • Unquestioned integrity and honesty

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Prior management experience

  • Ability to effectively communicate

  • Strong team building skills

  • Must pass a successful background investigation

  • CPA/MBA preferred

  • Experience managing an Accounts Payable department preferred