Accounting Lead/Manager - Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe (East Valley) POST NUMBER: 394773

Phoenix, AZ, US Hybrid
June 7th, 2024
Business Services
$ 55.00 - 65.00 hourly
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We are seeking an experienced and skilled professional to join our team as a Consultant Accounting Lead! As a Consultant Accounting Lead, you will play a key role in ensuring the accuracy, efficiency, and compliance of financial operations. You will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day accounting functions, leading a team of skilled professionals, and contributing to the strategic financial goals of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting, excellent leadership skills and a passion for driving financial excellence.  

Your daily duties and responsibilities in the Consultant Accounting Lead role will generally include:
  • Lead a team of accounting professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment
  • Oversee the preparation and analysis of accurate and timely financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards, policies, and procedures
  • Manage and coordinate the month-end close process, ensuring deadlines are met and financial results are current
  • Review journal entries, reconciliations, and financial reports prepared by the team
  • Collaborate with department heads to gather budget inputs and provide financial insights
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements within the accounting function and implement best practices
  • Coordinate external audits, providing documentation, addressing inquiries, and ensuring a smooth audit process
  • Conduct regular financial analyses to identify trends and variances
  • Provide insights to senior management to support strategic decision-making
  • Ensure compliance with all tax regulations and oversee the timely filing of tax returns
Qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field; CPA preferred
  • Experience in accounting leadership roles, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, financial reporting, and accounting principles
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills
  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software and Excel
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to duration and needs of project

If you are interested in consulting opportunities, please apply today!


Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

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Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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