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Director of Accounting

Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Finance & Accounting | Perm Full-time

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Job Description

Employ empowers organizations of all sizes to overcome their greatest recruiting and talent acquisition challenges. Offering a combination of purpose-built intelligent software technologies, services, and industry expertise, Employ provides businesses of all sizes with powerful solutions for recruiting a diverse workforce. Through its JazzHR, Lever and Jobvite technologies, and NXTThing RPO services, Employ serves more than 20,000 customers across all industries. For more information, visit us at www.employinc.com. Employ wants YOU-your diverse background, talents, values, ideas, and expertise. These qualities are what make our global team stronger and more seasoned. We're fueled by the diversity of our talented employees.

Job Description
Our Corporate Controller is ready to welcome a Director of Accounting to help scale the business and corporate accounting team.

As the Director of Accounting, you will be responsible for overseeing all financial activities and ensuring the accurate and timely recording of financial transactions. You will play a key role in the financial management and reporting processes, as well as providing strategic guidance to the organization's accounting department. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in accounting principles, exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting and Analysis:

  • Prepare and present accurate and timely financial statements, reports, and analyses to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Monitor financial performance, identify trends, and provide valuable insights for strategic decision-making.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, industry standards, and relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee the month-end and quarter-end close processes, supporting quarterly reviews and annual financial and audits
  • Oversee the preparation and review of month-end and quarter-end working papers, consolidations, and schedules with a focus on the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting

Leadership and Team Management:

  • Lead and develop the accounting team, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Set clear goals and expectations for team members, providing regular feedback and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Mentor and support staff in their professional development, encouraging their growth within the organization.

Financial Planning and Budgeting:

  • Collaborate with other departments to develop and manage the annual budgeting process.
  • Monitor budget variances and work with department heads to implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Develop financial forecasting models to assist in long-term planning and decision-making.

Internal Controls and Compliance:

  • Establish and maintain strong internal control procedures to safeguard company assets and prevent fraudulent activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant accounting principles, regulations, and reporting standards (GAAP, IFRS, etc.).
  • Coordinate internal and external audits, providing necessary documentation and addressing audit findings.

Cash Flow Management:

  • Monitor cash flow and liquidity positions, making recommendations to optimize working capital and cash management.
  • Develop strategies to mitigate financial risks and enhance the company's financial stability.

System Improvement and Implementation:

  • Evaluate existing accounting systems and processes, identifying opportunities for improvement and efficiency.
  • Assist in overseeing the implementation of NetSuite and other financial software and tools, ensuring a seamless transition and proper training for the team.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. A Master's degree or CPA designation is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in progressively responsible roles within accounting or finance, with at least 3 years in a supervisory/managerial capacity.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting, and internal control practices.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex financial data effectively.
  • Experience with financial software and ERP systems. Knowledge of popular accounting software, especially NetSuite, is a plus.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate across different levels of the organization.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and capable of managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to identifying and addressing financial issues.

Employ is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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