Accounting Manager | Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION SUMMARY  

The Accounting Manager is responsible for overseeing the overall entry and delivery of information that results in timely and accurate reporting of financial information.  This includes assets and liabilities, revenue and expenses, general ledger management and consolidation of entities.  The Manager is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that the Foundation’s assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies and US GAAP.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES  

·       Oversees the general accounting function, which includes accounting, cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting, and balance sheet management.

·       Accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the Foundation assets are protected.

·       Provides technical accounting GAAP guidance and support.

·       Responsible for proper timing and application of revenue recognition rules.

·       Ensures that all financial records are maintained in compliance with Foundation policies and US GAAP.

·       Responsible for reviewing monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other documents to ensure this compliance.

·       Lead and direct the Accounting team. Assist with hiring, supervising and training staff managing through mentorship, metrics, performance meetings and ongoing feedback.

·       Answer team questions, resolve escalations, and escalate issues as needed.

·       Take the lead in continuous process improvement. Develop new process and procedures.

·       Gather, analyze and send metrics to management, providing recommendations as needed

·       Produce month end reports for management as well as deliver ad hoc reports and special projects.

·       Ensures that the accounting unit is staffed with qualified financial personnel capable of meeting their objectives and responsibilities. Responsible for continued development of these associates.

·       Coordinates work relating to external audits in the periodic review of the Foundation’s financial records. Is further responsible for the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings

·       Supervises the completion of Federal and State tax reporting requirements, insurance reports and other reports required by government regulation.

·       Other duties as assigned by Vice President, Finance or Controller

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

·       7-10 years’ experience in accounting and reporting

·       Bachelor’s Degree with CPA and/or MBA highly desired or equivalent experience

·       4+ years’ experience managing staff with remote management experience a plus

·       Experience working in non-profit management is highly desirable

·       Excellent interpersonal skills; strong written and oral communications; and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse environment. 

·       Ability to work proficiently and productively in a team environment to meet organizational goals. 

·       Ability to recognize and handle confidential documents and information professionally

·       Experience working with external vendors and systems

·       Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced work setting using technology based programs and platforms

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND TIME ALLOCATIONS

Oversees the general accounting function, which includes accounting, cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting, and balance sheet management.

60%

Accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the Foundation assets are protected.

20%

Ensures that all financial records are maintained in compliance with Foundation policies and US GAAP

10%

Ensures that the accounting unit is staffed with qualified financial personnel capable of meeting their objectives and responsibilities.

10%

 

100%

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The Arthritis Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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