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Accounting Manager

  • Location: El Segundo, California, 90245
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

Terrific Contract Opportunity!

Position: Accounting Manager
Location: El Segundo, California, 90245
Term: 3 months (12/22/2020 to 4/1/2021)

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for more complex accounting activities associated with maintaining the general ledger and for the production of various resultant financial statements.
  • Normally directs a group of accountants.
  • May participate in complex general accounting projects.
  • Administers approved accounting policies & practices to ensure that financial & operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business & provide reliable information necessary to control the operations.
  • Examines financial statements and documents for conformance with accounting requirements and principles.
  • Creates month-end accounting entries and reconciles discrepancies; posts to GL and reviews variances to budget.
  • Examines and evaluates subordinate's work product for accuracy and completeness.
  • Identifies training needs of subordinate staff and provides technical guidance.
  • Prepares, reviews and approves journal entries prepared by the accounting group.
  • Responsible for supervision of general and sub ledger maintenance and preparation of operation and financial statements.
  • Researches and responds to accounting inquiries.
  • Provides technical advice and training on accounting systems to staff.
  • Ensures that systems are in compliance with acceptable accounting practices and applicable regulations.
  • May assist with audit procedures.
  • Provides technical advice and training on accounting systems to staff. Participates in system conversions / enhancement providing scoping information, testing and feedback, and training others.
  • Ensures that systems and procedures are in compliance with company policies, acceptable accounting practices, and applicable regulations.
  • Maintains accounting processes and procedures which comply with generally accepted accounting principles, tax requirements, SEC requirements, and management reporting requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area.
  • Recommends staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination.
  • Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime.
  • Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff.
  • Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies.
  • Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.
  • Manages a functional work unit and/or group.
  • Works independently and typically reports to an Assistant Controller or higher.
  • Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies,

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • A technical accounting manager that can assist with specific matters related to the year-end close and reporting process.
  • The individual needs to be able to research technical accounting issues and write/review related memos.
  • The consultant should have a strong public accounting background and excellent organization and communication skills. Ideally,
  • The manager would like candidates with at least 5 years public accounting (Big 4 or large national firm) experience plus 2 years industry experience.
  • The key here will be that the consultant needs to have the ability to be provided with an accounting issue and run the matter from discovery to documentation; with minimum oversight.
  • So a broad background of experiences will be helpful.
  • Real estate industry experience is a plus, but is in no way a pre-requisite.
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; a CPA and/or MBA may be required OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 7+ years experience in public and/or private accounting, including 3+ years experience in progressively responsible supervisory/management positions.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.
  • Ability to effectively present information.
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with senior management, employees, internal and external auditors.
  • Highly developed written, oral, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated financial planning, negotiation, and influencing skills, leadership competencies and ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise employees and all aspects of the accounting systems.
  • Ability to present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees.
  • Broad, in-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards (FASB), theories, & practices.
  • Demonstrated experience & knowledge of financial issues & economic impact beyond technical knowledge.
  • Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles.
  • Ability to calculate advanced figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions.
  • Conducts advanced financial analysis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Advanced understanding of accounting and bookkeeping concepts. Able to assist with budget and forecast preparation.
  • Administers accounting practices to ensure optimum client satisfaction while guaranteeing CBRE financial interests are protected.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
  • Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations.
  • Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft suite applications and real estate or other financial accounting software.
  • Thorough knowledge of computer applications related to real estate accounting or financial management systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of computer applications related to real estate accounting or financial management systems.
If this looks like a perfect fit, apply today!