Director of Accounting

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Director of Accounting

Posted date
November 5, 2021
Location

Tucson, AZ

Employment Type
Full-Time

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION

The Director of Accounting manages one subordinate supervisor who supervises a total of 4 employees in the Accounting and Payroll Department. The Director of Accounting is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises employees in the Accounting Department.

Line of Authority/Reports to: CEO

Job Goal: Analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

QUALIFICATIONS/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution

Master's Degree preferred

Certified Public Accountant preferred

10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation

5+ years of experience working in a Leadership role

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Strong ERP systems experience

AZ IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card / Background and Criminal History Clearance.

First Aid and CPR Certification.

SKILLS, FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Basic:

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Social:

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Complex Problem Solving:

Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Systems:

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Resource Management:

Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Tasks:

Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.

Lead, support and manage the accounting and payroll team while driving efficiency.

Oversee and own the quarterly and year-end close processes including detailed analysis and reconciliation of all general ledger accounts and preparation of financial statements.

Provide the accounting team with guidance on closing entries, financial analysis, debt schedules and payroll related items.

Prepare monthly forecasting and cash flow projections.

Prepare annual budgets.

Coordinate banking relationships.

Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.

Identify opportunities to streamline and automate procedures to reduce manual efforts, improve accounting schedules, and empower team to surface inefficiencies.

Interact with Senior Executives and the extended leadership team regarding financial matters as needed.

Assist in the maintenance of appropriate insurance coverage.

Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and agencies.

Serve as the auditor liaison.

Assist with securing financing for company initiatives.

Other duties as assigned.

WORK HABITS AND ATTITUDES:

Be a self-starter with an ownership attitude.

Demonstrates a strong sense of drive to meet goals.

Shows initiative and resourcefulness.

Performs accurate work in a timely manner.

Meets deadlines and sets priorities.

Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability, and punctuality.

Works well with minimum supervision.

Is dependable and accepts responsibility.

Shows sensitivity and tact in dealing with others.

Accepts direction and constructive criticism.

Cooperates with fellow workers and other departments.

Follows school policies and safety rules.

Demonstrates a professional appearance on a daily basis.

Demonstrates a willingness to work as a team player.

Embraces collaboration with other professionals.

Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills.

Maintains a professional environment at all times.

*Essential functions, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is illustrative only and is not a complete listing of all functions and tasks performed.

Compensation: Leman Academy offers a very competitive benefits package and overall compensation will be commensurate with talent, experience and education.

Location: Tucson, AZ

Leman Academy of Excellence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.