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Accounting Manager


Summary

The Accounting Manager is responsible for establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. This position ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions and oversees all financial functions including ERP management, accounting, budget, credit, insurance, and taxes. This position will rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.



Attributes

High level understanding of both US and International accounting practices.
Ability to lead and develop strong infrastructure and redundancies
A team player with the ability to mentor and develop team members to perform at consistently high levels
Strong ERP management and user experience
A high level of accountability, accuracy and professionalism
Critical and strategic thinking capability
Superior ethical conduct and mindset
Ability to multi-task and meet recurring, daily deadlines
Excellent follow-through, attention to detail, problem-solving, communication, customer service and organizational skills
Technically oriented with excellent computer skills to manage a variety of applications
A high level of professionalism is required along with the ability to work in a high-energy, high pressure environment
Experience with multiple currencies

Responsibilities

Establishes, monitors and enforces accounting principles, practices, procedures and initiatives.
Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.
Complete oversight and management of Departments identified and the related tasks that include:
Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable, collections, corporate tax payments, credit management
Manages budgets and controls expenses effectively
Oversee the preparation of internal financial statements and annual reporting; review account analysis and reconciliations, General Ledger and related accounting
Conducts and/or arranges for audits as required and appropriate
Supply Chain and inventory management including purchasing, tracking and forecasting
Warehouse operations, shipping and receiving, repairs
Risk Management / Liability Insurance Management (G/L, Umbrella, Auto, EPLI,)
Records maintenance
FDA inspections, CARB and OSHA labeling responsibilities
Management of ERP and development and maintenance of associated workflows
Oversee vendor contractors, including negotiations
Provides status of the financial condition by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data and appropriate recommendations to CEO
Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports. Advises CEO of actions and potential risks.
Oversee Team Leaders and Team Members by coaching, training, problem-solving, professional development, appropriate corrective action, timely performance reviews
Identify and recommend productivity, customer service and process enhancements
Keeps up to date on information, emerging technology and strategy skills to increase innovation, organize, automate and synchronize various aspects of area of responsibility
Establishes and approves policies and procedures, internal financial controls and other related documentation as needed
Identify, institute and manage reporting and metrics for key measurements in assigned Departments
Additional projects as assigned



Other Requirements

May be required to attend and participate in professional development activities both in and outside the company to stay abreast of new developments and best practices.



Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in a business, financial or related field or the equivalent of fifteen years relevant experience; Master's degree a plus
10+ years of practical experience in Finance or Accounting in a senior level position
5+ years management and leadership experience
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
MS Office capable (Outlook, Powerpoint, Word, Excel)
Knowledge of ERP Systems (NetSuite a plus)
Membership in a related professional organization a plus

What we offer:

Work in a small, flexible international team
Extensive on the job training and professional development
Company with a strong value system
A competitive salary and benefits package that includes:
medical, dental & vision
401K Plan with company match
On-site gym
A slide!
Weekly catered lunches

and much more!
More Information About the Job

What's exciting about this opportunity?
At this point in the growth of our company this is a real opportunity for a top performer to have significant impact and design the Department their own way. Build infrastructure, remodel processes, etc.

How would you describe the team and culture?
open, collaborative, professional, courteous. Top performance is demanded at all times.

What kinds of people succeed in your organization?
People who can consistently, professionally and courteously perform at a high level.

What are the top 3-4 things the person in this position will be challenged with in the first 60-90 days?
Reviewing and modifying the Accounting calendar and Accounting manual. Notify CEO of what is missing and/or not getting done.

12 months from now, what would the person in this position have accomplished to be successful?
Put together a successful timeline for compliance and accounting activities. Successfully managed the supply chain process with our factory in Switzerland.

What are you looking for on the resume, and why?
experience and leadership specifically in consumer products and international import/export supply chain

Is this a replacement or a new position?
replacement for a resignation.

Where does the position sit in the organization and who does this position report to?
Reports to CEO; sits with Accounting and Customer Support teams

Does this position have direct reports?
yes - Accounting Supervisor, Logistics Coordinator, Warehouse Manager

Who will the person in this position interact with?
Everyone in the company! We are very collaborative and cross-functionally communication constantly.

What's the bonus percentage?
5% annually based on performance.

Is there equity?
no

Are you ready to hire the right candidate immediately?
yes

Is relocation available?
yes, depending upon candidate

Is there flexibility in hours and/or the ability to work remotely?
some flexibility with hours, no remote work

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