Accounting Manager

The Children's Place - Secaucus, NJ (30+ days ago)3.7

Secaucus, New Jersey

Job Summary:
The Accounting Manager will play a critical role in the accounting team and will assist in managing the general accounting, financial reporting and other related processes that provide management with timely and accurate month end closes, and monthly departmental reporting. The Accounting Manager is expected to oversee three staff accountants but will also work extensively with the entire accounting team as well as other internal departments.

Responsibilities:Key Accountabilities:
Participate and oversee the month-end, quarterly and annual financial close processes with an emphasis in meeting all deadlines, reviewing staff’s journal entries, reports and reconciliations
Prepare and review monthly balance sheet reconciliations and provide regular feedback to the staff
Provide technical guidance in preparing transactional accounting and documenting memos as needed
Assist the Controller in establishing internal control policies and procedures and providing related training
Review fixed asset activity to ensure proper capitalization and make recommendations to improve policy
Participate in financial reporting, including preparation of monthly financial statements and draft monthly MD&A
Analyze financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances
Advise team regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions
Provide training to new and existing staff as needed and serve as a resource on accounting matters
Work with direct reports (when applicable) to establish performance goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of team
Work directly with the external audit firm on deliverables
Lead special projects

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
C.P.A. license preferred with private and public experience
5+ years of corporate accounting and audit experience with 2+ years in a supervisory role
ERP system experience, SAP experience preferred
Strong understanding of accounting theory and US GAAP
Knowledge of internal controls over financial reporting
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills a must
Detail oriented and deadline driven with good analytical, organization, and communication skills
Ability to work with all levels of management and associates
Able to present financial data in a concise, logical and useful manner
Ability to think proactively and work in a highly collaborative and high paced environment