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Accounting Manager

Company: Robert Half
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Robert Half is partnering with a well-known client in Baton Rouge that is seeking an Accounting Manager to join their team! The Accounting Manager will be responsible for supervising and leading the accounting department. The ideal candidate is someone who can build and maintain accounting principles, standard methodologies, and systems for collecting, analyzing, and reporting information. The candidate should have a strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This position will be responsible for motivating the team and driving team performance.Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise accounting department employees, responsible for day-to-day supervision and leadership
  • Oversee the general accounting functions, including, but not limited to the general ledger, accounts payable, and reconciliation teams
  • Assess current practices and procedures and make recommendations for operational improvements
  • Prepare and review monthly, quarterly and annual GAAP financial statements to ensure accuracy and completeness, assisting with regulatory reporting as applicable
  • Remain current on proposed accounting regulations while recommending new procedures, when appropriate. Perform research on accounting issues for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), when needed
  • Maintain accounting controls by defining and developing accounting policies and procedures
  • Work with external auditors during year-end financial audit activities to ensure accurate and timely closing and reporting
  • Work with tax partner(s) by providing required documentation needed for filing of Federal and State taxes. Maintain internal tax documentation and schedules
  • Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships
  • Coordinate financial reports for stockholders, taxes, regulatory agencies, and other financial groups relating to company, when appropriate
  • Accomplishes accounting human resource objectives such as:
  • Recruiting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and correcting employees
  • Communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions
  • Enforcing policies and procedure
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested or identified
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA or MBA preferred
    • 6-10+ years of accounting experience with a strong supervisory/manager role
    • Outstanding knowledge within all aspects of accounting and U.S. GAAP
    • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities across all levels of an organization
    • Strong leadership skills with a dedication to driving and achieving results
    • Knowledge of employee relationship building and performance management techniques
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills. Experience with other financial systems (e.g., Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle)
    • SQL experience is a plus

Keywords: Robert Half, Baton Rouge , Accounting Manager, Executive , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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