Accounting Manager

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Location: Orlando, FL
Education: 4 Year Degree

Job Description:

The Accounting Manager is responsible for all aspects of accounting operations for a small US based business specializing in federal government contracts.  This role will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining financial controls, accounting policies and procedures to insure compliance with GAAP, DCAA, and other requirements. The Accounting Manager will be responsible for coordinating with executive management to establish an annual financial budget and rolling forecast, working closely with operations and support management, and ensuring that projections achieve strategic initiatives of the organization. The Accounting Manager will perform professional accounting duties that require an understanding of both accounting theory and practice, including, but not limited to month-end close functions, expense analysis, audit support and corporate account reconciliations. 
Essential Job Functions: (not limited to duties as described – performs related duties as requested)
  • Oversees the operations of all finance functions including design of organization structure and processes and controls and continually look for ways to improve operational efficiency.
  • Performs month-end close functions including preparing and/or reviewing of journal entries for month-end close ensuring transactions are reasonable and in compliance with Business Processes, GAAP, and FAR.
  • Prepares detailed variance analysis comparing actual results to plan and forecast, with explanations for variances. 
  • Prepares 3-year plan, forecasts and capital budgets for indirect departments to include preparation of basis of estimates for DCAA. Communication with project managers and other principals as needed to assist with budget preparation.
  • Maintains and reconciles corporate balance sheet accounts as assigned. 
  • Reviews coding of invoices, expense reports and check/wire requests for indirect departments.
  • Review of payroll functions, job costing and reporting. 
  • Provides data and supporting schedules for internal and external audits to include financial statement audits, benefit audits and DCAA audits. Prepares consolidated annual accounting and footnotes for year-end audit as assigned.
  • Provide information to outside firm for year-end tax planning.
  • Accounting for benefits to include statements, audit support and schedules.
  • Participates in continuous process improvement efforts relating to finance and creates/updates business processes, work instructions and forms as needed.
  • Provides other accounting/financial information that may be requested and assist management in interpretation of the data and its implications.
  • Provides support to the COO that includes proactive financial analysis to help manage the business through the identification of trends, risks and opportunities; drives/tracks strategic initiatives.
  • Leads collection management process for the business; drives continuous improvement in Cash Collections and prepared Cash Flow forecasts.
  • Complies with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Coordinates all work and integration with external auditors for annual audit processes.
  • Lead Company interfaces with, and support of, external financial agencies, including accounting firms, auditors, tax agencies, etc. Ensure information gathering and reporting efforts required for internal/external audits are timely, appropriate, and complete.
  • Responsible for compliance with US government contract rules and regulations and reporting requirements as applicable.
  • Establish and maintain cash controls and review bank statements.
  • Implement and adhere to the financial procedures and policies set by management.
  • Administer and ensure security of all credit cards.
  • Oversight and maintenance of financial files and records.
  • Oversee and administer risk management procedures including insurance renewal, claims, and audits.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.
  • Directly manages and supervises the activities of Accounting/Finance personnel in accordance with the company policies and applicable laws. 
  • Review company contracts and agreements for compliance
  • Other duties as assigned 
Education & Experience: 
BS/BA degree in Accounting or Finance.
5+ years professional-level accounting; including 3 years Government contracting 
Knowledge & Skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP, FAR and DCAA requirements.
  • Working knowledge of accounting systems interfaces, applications and software.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Individual should be well organized and able to work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Working knowledge of Deltek Costpoint.
  • Excellent analytical skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Absolute integrity (with references).
  • Prior supervisory experience.
Additional Skills:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, highly demanding environment
  • Demonstrated ability to understand complex accounting processes, and employs effective auditing/drill down capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills that include high levels of English proficiency, both written and verbal
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Recognized leadership and people development skills