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Director of Accounting in New York, NY at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/24/2018

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Job Description

Responsibilities :

  • Manage proper receipts and disbursements of internal and external funds.
  • Monitor restricted assets and investments.
  • Provide assistance in the designing and implementation of policies and procedures to minimize operational risk.
  • Interact with various entities to ensure proper recognition of intercompany transactions.
  • Review monthly and quarterly operating reports detailing operational performance.
  • Respond to requests for special projects and/or support.
  • Collaborate with members of the Finance department in the development and reporting of relevant financial and operational information and other special reports and ad hoc projects as requested by management.
  • Work with Treasury Supervisors and Business Managers to resolve issues related to the schools and parishes
  • Enhance the organizational expertise by mentoring the Director of Accounting, Director of Budgeting and Financial Operations, Director of Finance and Accounting Services, Treasury Supervisors, and accounting staff.

Requirements for the position include:

  • BS in Accounting
  • CPA/MBA preferred
  • Minimum 4-5 years in public accounting
  • 10+ years in not-for-profit institution
  • Advanced technical proficiency in accounting and proven success utilizing a hands-on management approach as exhibited through 5+ years of managerial experience in organizations similar in scale, scope and size.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills. Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to impart technical information in a practical and understandable form to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of written financial reports.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office; expertise in Excel required.
  • Experience with financial systems required; Lawson Financial System experience preferred.
  • Practical strategic thinker with ability to multi-task, be detail and deadline oriented and be highly organized.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.