Full Job Description
Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) has an opening for a Director of Accounting.
Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. (UES): We are a premier regional company and an “Employer of Choice”. We provide job stability and career opportunities with a company ranked in the top 250 engineering firms in the country. We provide client services in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, construction materials testing, threshold inspection, and building code compliance.
We have been in business since 1964 and are the largest family-run business of our kind. We offer a family atmosphere where management cares about you personally. We “walk the talk” when it comes to Corporate Values:
“Whatever It Takes” Customer Service
Quality & Professionalism
We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays.
As a Director of Accounting you will support an efficient month-end close process with C-suite visibility in preparing consolidated financial statements for Universal Engineering Sciences. This role is responsible for month-end close, audit compliance, and external financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders. This is a critical and highly visible accounting position that is also responsible for providing key financial data to management and oversee expense compliance across the business. Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, this role requires a collaborative cross-functional effort to drive month end close efficiencies, accounting system consolidation and is expected to lead key projects. Due to the breadth of our work and complex structure cross-functional collaboration, partnership and communication are highly valued. Ideally, this person has demonstrated prior experience in a similar role in a national, multi-site consulting or engineering company. This person will work in a lean and results oriented, environment with a highly visible role and direct contact with the Company’s Senior Management. If you’re reliable, have a good work ethic, and can cooperate with co-workers and clients respectfully, this is the position for you.
Your day as a Director of Accounting at UES will be both challenging and rewarding. During which, you have the opportunity to create lasting relationships with your team members. On a typical day, you can be expected to:
Oversight of month end close activities, posting of journal entries and reconciliations of accounts
Perform monthly consolidation process including intercompany accounting
Work effectively in a team environment, manage several projects simultaneously and set priorities.
Responsible for insuring all/any fixed asset records, and general & entity accounting related to all companies is performed on time and accurately
Responsible for preparing company-wide journal entries, specifically those related to monthly allocations at month end and issuing timely and accurate monthly financial records for review
Ensure internal controls on cash expenditures and approvals are maintained and enforced.
Prepare financial reporting package for consolidated entity including working capital analysis and financial statements
Key contributor to annual audit, including oversight of company books and records, compliance with accounting policies and procedures
Lead accounting and finance team and closely collaborate with shared services accounting team
Assist with treasury management and tax compliance
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Accounting related field
10+ years of progressive experience in finance and accounting
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
Knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, highly motivated
Proficient at Office, advanced Excel skills and experienced with ERP (Deltek or QuickBooks experience a plus).
Able to operate effectively even when information may be incomplete or limited
Ability to improve upon existing processes and procedures and thrive in a rapidly changing environment
Excellent time management and organizational skills, with ability to multitask and meet deadlines
Experience working with private equity backed ventures
Purchase accounting experience
ERP implementation experience preferred
Diverse background in both public and private accounting practice preferred
Master's Degree in related field
Experience in a Big 4 Accounting Firm
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Universal Engineering Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drugfree Workplace.
EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.