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Manager Financial Accounting CPA

Company: Professional Search
Location: Lowell
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Manager " Financial Accounting Knowledge and Experience Completion of at least a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 7 years of job-related experience in a banking environment. CPA certification and at least 5-7 years public accounting experience is preferred Strong experience with Accounting and Procure-to-Pay applications. Solid understanding and knowledge of the administration of discretionary expenditures, travel, and procurement policies. Sufficient knowledge of financial accounting principles and internal controls. Three to five years of experience in leading and managing a team. Strong analytical, communication (both written and oral) and organizational skills. High stakeholder focus. Job Summary This position is responsible for the formulation and application of financial accounting policies as it relates to operating expenses, fixed assets, software, leases, cloud based arrangements; the administration of associated accounting operations; and oversight over financial reporting. This position also serves as a specialist in complex financial accounting. Principal Accountabilities 1. Maintain a strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles particularly in the areas noted above in order to facilitate the timely and accurate analysis and recording of financial transactions and disclosures. 2. Oversee the Bank wide general ledger accounting, asset management, and financial reporting to ensure effective and efficient processes and controls. 3. Provide consultative and analytic support on financial accounting issues to Bank operations. 4. Review financial data to ensure compliance with financial accounting requirements. 5. Evaluate the impact of financial accounting changes. 6. Conduct complex financial analyses and coordinate strategic and process improvement initiatives with minimal supervision and guidance. 7. Coordinate activities with the external auditors during the external audit process. 8. Act as the central point of contact for Board reviews, external audits, and internal audits. 9. Oversee the timely and accurate preparation and recording of general ledger entries, reporting to the Board of Governors. Provide approvals for financial accounting transactions as needed. 10. Lead the testing and implementation of new automated systems and enhancements to existing systems, and ensure proper training to Department and Bank staff. 11. Facilitate Bank wide education and training concerning various financial accounting efforts. 12. Supervise, train, and develop staff, and participate in the Performance Management process. 13. Provide assistance and guidance to various departments with regard to various internal and external applications. 14. Provide reports to management, including Bank senior management as needed. 15. Represent the Bank on multiple System workgroups and make significant contributions to these work groups. 16. Proactively leverage technology, lead the automation of manual processes and drive system efficiencies. 17. Effectively coordinate with other teams in the Financial Management Division (Accounting, Procurement, and Financial Planning & Analysis). Perform other duties as assigned. Supervision This position is required to directly supervise up to three employees. Knowledge and Experience Manager experience with a significant public accounting firm is a strong plus. Advanced knowledge of financial accounting and related concepts. Sufficient knowledge of the internal controls framework mechanism. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Three to five years of experience in leading and managing a team. Excellent written and oral communication skills. High stakeholder focus. ng the accounts payable function including related processes such as accruals and accounts receivable; overseeing the formulation and administration of policies relating to discretionary expenditures and travel; performing a key role in the Procure-to-Pay cycle; and ensuring compliance with local Federal Reserve Bank (Bank) and Federal Reserve System (System) requirements. Principal Accountabilities 1. Overall day-to-day management of the accounts payable function and related processes. 2. Manage the coordination and timely recording of accounts receivable, accruals, tenant and dining room billings, travel vouchers, credit card payments, as well as general ledger processing and control. 3. Ensure the timely and accurate processing of accounts payable through coordination with the system centralized payment processor. 4. Review Banks operating expenditures to ensure compliance with local and System procurement policies, discretionary expenditure policies, and accounting policies. 5. Ensure that daily, monthly, and year to date expense balances are accurate and agree with management reports. 6. Oversee the timely and accurate preparation and recording of general ledger entries. 7. Ensure that account reconcilements are completed for all general ledger accounts in a timely and accurate manner. 8. Lead the testing and implementation of new automated systems and enhancements to existing expense accounting systems, procure to pay systems, and ensure proper training to Department and Bank staff. 9. Facilitate enhanced management information reporting, and coordinate strategic and process improvement initiatives with minimal supervision and guidance. 10. Review and evaluate Bank and System wide discretionary, travel and expense related policies and facilitate changes as necessary. 11. Oversee the Bank's travel program, including coordination with the Bank's travel agent and the system centralized payment processor. 12. Proactive reach-out to stakeholders to identify solutions relating to areas under management. 13. Effectively coordinate with other teams in Accounting, Procurement, and Financial Planning & Analysis (i.e. Financial Management Division). 14. Facilitate Bank wide education and training concerning discretionary and travel expenditures, Procure-to-pay initiatives, etc. 15. Represent the Bank on various workgroups tasked with Bank and System initiatives. 16. Supervise, train and develop staff, and participate in the Performance Management process. 17. Proactively lead the automation of manual processes and drive system efficiencies. 18. Serve as a key contact for internal and external audits. Other Accountabilities Perform other duties as assigned. Supervision This position is required to directly supervise up to four employees.

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