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Accounting Manager - Downtown, NYC in New York, NY at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

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    New York, NY
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Job Description

We are currently seeking a Contract to Hire Accounting Manager in our downtown Manhattan office. Candidate will be reporting to the Corporate Controller and responsible for general accounting functions and the Controller's primary support. This position will be responsible for monthly closing activities, consolidations, year-end audit process, internal controls and compliance with international financial reporting standards (IFRS). This position will utilize available technologies to standardize procedures, drive process improvement and increase efficiency.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Perform monthly accounting close activities, account reconciliations, and analysis.
  • Work with accounting departments in other regions to ensure accounting consistency and comparability.
  • Coordinating with the parent company Controller's group to develop global accounting practices that conform to IFRS.
  • Assist with year-end financial statement and 401K/pension plan audits. Includes financial statements preparation, account analysis, reconciliations, and timely responses to auditor questions and requests.
  • Design, document, and implement accounting procedures leveraging a new SAP ERP system.
  • Ensure effective internal control practices exist within the accounting functions.
  • Assist with due diligence on potential acquisition targets as well as with the purchase accounting and integration of newly acquired companies.
  • Perform ad hoc projects including participation in future implementation of SAP modules.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

  • Understanding of IFRS and finance concepts required
  • Project management
  • Expert in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Experience Needed:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in Finance & Accounting roles
  • Experience in global organizations
  • Proficiency with SAP, EPM, and Analysis for Office (AO) is a plus
  • Participation in one or more relevant ERP project implementations is a plus
  • Media experience preferred

Educational Background Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required
  • MBA or other relevant degree is a plus
  • CPA certification