Director of Accounting

NuVasive   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Healthcare


11 - 15 years

Posted 92 days ago

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Job Description

Our US Director of Accounting is responsible for the general and transactional accounting activities, inclusive of the general ledger, accounts payable, expense reimbursement, credit card program, capitalized assets, liability recognition,  integrations and the related internal controls associated with the accounting activities.

General Ledger: Oversight of the trial balance of U.S. companies. Ensure accuracy of balances recorded and in accordance with U.S. GAAP. U.S. trial balance responsibility includes the core U.S. NuVasive business, as well as activities associated with NuVasive’s Clinical Services business. Team with Accounting Managers to ensure overall success and stay ahead of issues.

  • Ensure quality and accuracy providing financial information for both internal management financial reporting and external financial reporting. Key contributor for the quarterly earnings information.
  • Lead efforts to maximize the proper utilization of the Company’s various accounting and financial reporting systems, including SAP and BPC.
  • Responsible for ensuring Company policies relating to its accounting, transactional processing, and financial reporting are strictly adhered to. Develop further policies and/or enhance current policies.

Accounts Payable: Lead the Accounts Payable group, which includes ensuring appropriate steps are taken for timely disbursements and accurate recognition in the general ledger.  Team with the Sr. Accounts Payable Manager to maximize the utilization of transactional systems within the organization, inclusive of its AP automation solution, COR 360.

Expense Reimbursement: Direct the administration of the Company’s expense reimbursement system, SAP Concur. Ensure the expense reimbursement system and shareowners’ understanding and compliance with the Company’s expense reimbursement practices are strictly adhered to.

Credit Card Program: Lead implementations and ensure proper management associated with the Company’s credit card program. Company-pay credit cards are issued to shareowners on an as-requested basis. Team with the Sr. Accounts Payable Manager to ensure company credit cards are maximized in terms of usage to provide Company benefit.

Accounts Receivable: Leads the Company’s domestic Accounts Receivable & Collections function, including cash collection targets, drives DSO reduction, and guides improvements to the Accounts Receivable processes to increase efficiency within the group. Key leader who collaborates with departments and sales leaders to communicate customer collection challenges, providing advanced insight into issues, and driving resolution and accountability across the business.

Capitalized Assets: Lead the U.S. accounting team in the recognition of capitalized assets, including fixed assets, intangible assets, and various prepaid and other assets. Ensure compliance with applicable U.S. GAAP. For fixed assets, ensure appropriate recognition, CIP classification, and proper accounting for internal software.

Liability recognition: Ensure the accuracy and adequacy of the various liabilities recognized within the U.S. business, including accounts payable and accrued expenses, accrual payroll and related expenses, debt, and other liabilities.

Integrations:  Act as a key leader in the acquisition and integration process for the Company. Provide guidance and instruction for various subsidiary locations. Perform integration assessments, and ability to consolidate accounting activities into the Corporate office as appropriate.

Internal Controls: Ensure the Company maintains its robust internal control environment relative to the U.S. business and overall consolidation. Act as a key process owner on internal controls and business processes. Recommend control changes and enhancements as needed.

Audits and Reviews: Key leader in supporting the Company’s external audit, internal audit, and quarterly reviews.

Accounting Requirements: Ensure Company and team members stay up-to-date on the various accounting pronouncements affecting such areas. Be a leading resource for the team.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 10+ years related experience and thorough knowledge of U.S. GAAP, strong technical writing skills and experience in the implementation and handling of complex U.S. GAAP accounting matters with proven ability to research and clearly articulate and document complex technical accounting issues.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills with extensive experience managing multiple complex assignments simultaneously.
  • Must be self-motivated and function independently, driven towards superior effort and performance and the desire to work in a very dynamic environment.
  • Experience in business partnering role, including understanding of functional area roles, responsibilities, and interdependencies of accounting and controls is a plus – must have had exposure in public, if not in industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including written and verbal communication, especially in developing positions and presenting to management, auditors, and non-accounting stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience at a Big 4 firm
  • CPA

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