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Accounting Manager

at AAR

Posted: 4/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 9636

Job Description

SUMMARY


The Accounting Manager will oversee the accounting department and be responsible for its output and quality.  The Accounting Manager will have knowledge of all areas of accounting and be able to communicate effectively to upper management.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise and monitor the Accounting functions and processes.

  • Advise and consult with management on project milestones, schedule and cost slippage to ensure efficiency and productivity.

  • Generate timely financial statements and reports.

  • Create and apply fiscal controls and procedures.

  • Supervise Accounts Receivable function

  • Maintain communication with the executive management team, providing relevant fiscal information.

  • Recommend organization and system changes to ensure project savings are identified and realized.

  • Prepare monthly reports.

  • All other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES


Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

  • Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared

  • Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

  • Analytical skills: must be able to gather information and use data to determine cause and effect for complex problem solving

  • Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities



Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • This individual will have sound business acumen and be responsible for financial reporting, analysis, and planning.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Accounting from four-year college or university;

  • At least 8 years of related experience, preferable in government accounting.

  • At least 1 to 2 years of supervisory / managerial experience in accounting.

  • CPA or actively pursing certification is preferred

  • Advanced Excel and Microsoft product skills.  

  • CostPoint experience is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of government contract accounting

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.