Accounting Manager NF4
Title: Accounting Manager NF4 Regular Full Time – MCCS Accounting Department $70,000.00 - $75,000.00 PER ANNUM (Cost of Living Allowance already included in Salary)
Major Duties: This position serves as Accounting Manager, responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting involving business operations amounting to $92 million in annual expenses across 100+ reporting activities. Financial reporting encompasses multiple industries and feeder systems. Some examples include: Counseling, Education, Fitness and Recreation, Child Care, Retail, Restaurants and Lodging. Works with activities feeding financial transactions to the Kansas City, MO Shared Services Center (SSC). Also serves as the liaison to the SSC, resolving issues and providing local adjusting entries to produce accurate and timely financial statements and balance sheet reconciliations. Responsible for ensuring day-to-day operations of the accounting systems are carried out under accounting principles and established policies. This position supervises staff and serves as the focal point for handling non-routine issues.
Applies Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB) promulgation when examining financial transactions using an enterprise chart of accounts which includes assets, liabilities, retained earnings, revenues and expenses. Able to analyze accounting reports, reconciliations, statements and other financial accounting data. Assures proper documentation of transactions and proper entry in the accounting system. Recommends and develops standard operating procedures (SOPs) and desktop procedures. Directs/performs research of accounts, historical data and source documents to develop and explain detailed information.This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting transactions for activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities.This position is the main point of contact with the internal and external auditors including preparing audit schedules and coordinating with other activities. Ensures an accurate and timely month and year-end closings.
Reviews and approves travel and relocation reimbursements in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR). Ensures accurate and timely submission of employee reimbursements to the SSC.
Assists the Accounting Director in the execution of Appropriated Funds (APF) and Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) while adhering to laws, regulations, and policies. Compares reports and provides interpretations on significant trends, major variables, etc., with previous accounting periods. Participates in management decision-making reviews, and recommends management actions based on accounting trends. Interprets accounting system directives from higher authority, and recommends local system implementations when optional. Devises local system adaptations.
Plans, organizes work, and manages internal procedures and resources to ensure maximum productivity and economics, exercising full first level supervision over accounting staff, recommending selections, performance evaluations, initiating personnel action requests, establishing work schedules, handling disciplinary and grievance matters, acting on leave requests, and providing continual training of subordinates. Ensures all tenets of EEO and safety regulations are followed.
Provides for Cash Office coverage in times of special needs due to vacancies, special events, year-end processes.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Four years of progressively responsible accounting experience which demonstrates (1) professional knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) involving commercial accounting systems, general fund revolving, financial management reporting; (2) knowledge of automated accounting systems to produce financial statements, designing reports and including ability to analyze and interpret reports, etc., (3) ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing on complex financial matters, and (4) four years of prior supervisory or coordinative work experience involving subordinates engaged in diverse accounting activities. A degree in Accounting is required; however, five years of public or private accounting management experience plus at least 24 semester hours of intermediate accounting from an accredited university is qualifying. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Account (CMA) is preferred.
Must be PC proficient and possess strong Microsoft Excel experience with the ability to learn various software programs as needed.
Be able to thrive in a fast-pace setting, multi-task, meet deadlines and take action to solve problems quickly. Must have excellent oral and written skills. Must possess great people skills and have tact and diplomacy in dealing and communicating with other people.