DESCRIPTION: We are looking to hire an Accounting Manager directly reporting to the president. The selected candidate will be the go-to person for accounting operations and business finances. This candidate will have experience as an accountant in engineering, architecture or construction industry, preferably in a senior role. Candidate will be responsible for providing timely and accurate financial reporting to the executive team and managing a department of 7-10 employees.
The candidate should be analytical, detail-oriented, honest and possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills as well as have a strong understanding of accounting and management principles, financial legislation and taxation. The candidate should have keen problem-solving and listening skills. This candidate must have the ability to work independently.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage all aspects of financial reporting, accounting, etc., including but not limited to Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, GL, invoicing, investment accounts and banking; oversee and review quarterly, monthly and annual internal reports and updates; assist Project Managers with monthly invoicing and collections; assist management with important financial decisions and the budgeting process; work closely with the HR manager to process payroll, 401(k) and review benefits activity; preparation and review of annual financial statements; streamline and maintain consistent accounting policies, practices and procedures across all programs while adhering to accepted accounting standards; manage, train, hire and motivate accounting staff and other employees on financial procedures in a way that creates an environment of trust and productivity; effectively manage external relationships with our CPA, banking and financial institutions and MassDOT.
DUTIES: Managing small team; processing accounting transactions with accuracy across multiple cost centers; the month-end close process, account reconciliations and key metric reporting; preparation of the monthly financial reporting package; analyzing GL account activity and account reconciliations; providing detailed analysis and explanations for all transactions; maintaining and updating department processes and procedures; assist with other projects as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or equivalent; 12+ years practical accounting experience, including experience with job cost accounting; 5 years in a management and supervisory role; 5 years of experience in design firms such as engineering, architecture, construction or similar a plus; CPA and/or MBA a plus; Experience with Ajera (Deltek software) a plus; Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel (including VLookups, Pivot Tables, etc.); Must be comfortable working in the office full-time
LOCATION(S): Danvers, MA