The Director of Accounting is responsible for directing the general accounting function.
S/he directs the monthly close of the general ledger and preparation of financial statements. Evaluates and makes appropriate improvements to internal accounting processes ensuring that practices are in line with the overall goals of the organization.
- Working with the Accounting Manager, provide financial reporting and accounting information; support ad hoc reporting requests, analysis, special projects, etc. as received from management. Review monthly financial reporting package for accuracy.
- Ensure timely and accurate completion of monthly closing process, working with the Accounting Manager to ensure all journal entries are reviewed and related source documents attached for accuracy prior to posting. Research and escalate GL system problems to appropriate support group. Work with staff to resolve any issues concerning journal entries and provide guidance to the supported businesses on entries that may be needed.
- Account reconciliations – Ensure all accounts are reconciled monthly. Review reconciliations and provide resolution for reconciling items.
- Keeps current with the latest accounting pronouncements, researching accounting issues as they arise. Provides summary of accounting guidance and the effect on financial reporting to the Controller and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
- Becomes the Lawson accounting systems subject matter expert, working with the IT group to add automation to processes and ensure the appropriate level of duty segmentation. Manages all control processes, reviewing periodically and updating as necessary.
- Manages the accounts payable function, working with the team to resolve problems with vendors as they arise and develop more streamline processes.
- Management - Exemplify the overall corporate accounting vision and general accounting mission to team of professional accountants. Provide resources, coaching and support to staff as needed. Provide a positive environment that encourages and supports process improvement.
- Primary point of contact with external auditors; supervise staff preparation of audit workpapers, coordinate submission of workpapers and other PBC items, and respond to all auditor inquiries and requests.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting
- Minimum 7 years of similar experience
- Management/supervisor experience
- Not-for-profit accounting experience
- Public accounting experience preferred
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications
- Strong analytical/process analysis/problem solving skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work independently and confidentially, and to interact with professional staff and external contacts in a professional manner