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Accounting Manager in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 6/30/2018

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  • Location:
    Houston, TX
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description



Large international energy company is seeking an Accounting Manager to $110,000 plus bonus. 

Job Description

This is a hands-on and challenging role working closely with the Divisional U.S. Controller along with Accounting/Finance, HR, and Operations personnel at all levels of the organization. The Accounting Manager has oversight of General and Intercompany Accounting, provides technical accounting guidance, analytical support, and ensures compliance with U.S. GAAP, SOX, and other internal controls. Will partner with functional leaders within the organization to maintain and improve accounting systems and processes, develop and mentor staff, and initiate/lead projects as required. The position is heavily focused on SOX compliance, internal controls, and audit coordination.

The candidate must have the ability to multi-task under a strict, deadline-driven environment for a top-tier business operation that generates significant annual revenues. Prefer candidates with a CPA or an advanced degree and experience working for large organizations that are fast-paced and high-volume driven environments. Candidate must be detail-oriented and able to analyze information from a high-level perspective. The position manages data-intensive processes which requires a high level of proficiency in Excel, ERP systems, and other applications. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversight of the day-to-day activities of the General Accounting and Intercompany Accounting teams. Manages a team of 9 direct and indirect reports. 
  • Responsible for managing month-end close and quarter-end close under strict deadlines. 
  • Ensures SOX compliance by adherence to internal Accounting Controls; areas of responsibility include the Journal Entry Log, Balance Sheet Recon and Task sign-offs, Subsidiary Ledger Aging, Cycle Counting, Revenue Recognition cut-off testing, Balance Sheet variance analysis, Fixed Asset impairment verification, Report Testing, and Intercompany Accounting. 
  • Responsible for journal entry approvals and balance sheet reconciliation approvals, including preparation of month-end schedules and financial reporting packages to Sr. Management. Key accounts include Cash, Inventory, Fixed assets, CIP, Intangibles, Prepaid Assets, Intercompany A/R A/P, Return to vendor A/R, Factored A/R, Payroll, Unvouched Receipts, Accrued liabilities, Sales tax liability, Property tax accruals, Agent commission accruals, and Equity. 
  • Advises on cash accounting and approves bank reconciliations. 
  • Responsible for Trial balance analysis, financial mappings in the FDM database, and for ensuring accurate financials are loaded for corporate consolidation. 
  • Responsible for the setup and maintenance of the Chart of Accounts, including cost centers. 
  • Coordinates responses to internal and external audit requests, and corporate tax requests. 
  • Oversight of quarterly compliance audit requests and the annual import customs audit. 
  • Manages annual property tax renditions. 
  • Approves Glovia ERP system access requests and ensures Segregation of Duties. 
  • Oversight of the Cycle Count Scorecard and ensures distribution to Operations. 
  • Leads semi-annual SOX Walkthrough testing (i.e. fixed assets; inventory; sales; purchasing; payroll) and SOX Narratives updates. 
  • Provides leadership to the accounting teams by helping research and resolve issues. 
  • Manages staff training, employee development, performance evaluations, hiring decisions, and the establishment of goals and performance objectives. - Keeps process documents and Desktop Procedures current. 
  • Assists the U.S. Controller in automating and streamlining processes, analyzing metrics/key performance indicators, and rolling out new initiatives. 
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Minimum 6-8 years of overall accounting experience displaying career progression. 
  • Supervisory experience. 
  • Advanced Excel skills. 
  • Experience using ERP systems. 
  • Must have strong leadership, team-building, and motivational skills. 
  • Must have analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to deal with people at all levels. 
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task. 
  • Dependable and pro-active. 
Skills Preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or parts passed. 
  • Masters degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Audit and SOX Controls experience. 
  • Seeking a metrics/deadline driven and results-oriented individual. 
  • Experience with ERP systems, Hyperion, SmartView, Cognos, and SharePoint.