Accounting Lead

US-NY-New York
Job ID
2017-2028
# of Openings
1
Category
Accounting/Finance

Overview

We are looking for an accounting lead to supervise, track and evaluate day-to-day activities. Accounting responsibilities include establishing accounting status by mainting systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying and reporting information. We are also looking for someone to work closely with our financial management team.

Responsibilities

  • Month-End Closing: Assist with the monthly financial close by preparing account reconciliations, recording journal entries and maintaining accurate supporting documentation.
  • Reporting: Analyze period over period fluctuations and provide insightful commentary of key business drivers; respond timely to inquiries through research and analysis
  • Audits: Support external audit requirements related to specific areas of responsibility.
  • Strategy: Analyze business operations and data, and present actionable process improvements. You collaborate with other departments, such as operations, procurement, and marketing, to find savings and identify solutions that will allow us to scale rapidly.
  • Projects: Identify quick wins and work on longer-term projects.
  • Supervise, direct and monitor the workload and activities of junior accounting team and and that discrepancies are promptly reported and resolved.
  • Demonstrate appropriate judgment, knowledge, skills and acumen to professionally and productively supervise and lead accounting staff and executives at all levels.
  • Plan, assign, and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests and internal and external audit requirements.

Qualifications

  • Proven experience as an accounting supervising small to mid-size staff
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages and QuickBooks. Workday a PLUS
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant

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