Manager, Accounting - Device Financing / EIP
Job Opportunity at Joseph Michaels International

Posted on Mar 30

http://www.josephmichaels.com    800-786-1099

Location: Bellevue, WA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4151184

The Accounting Manager role is a leadership role that reports to the Senior Manager of Device Financing Accounting. It is responsible for ensuring that the EIP activities are accurately presented under US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards. The ideal candidate should have a strong foundation in general accounting and a strong analytical and problem-solving ability. This position will have frequent interactions with cross-functional teams within the greater Accounting department as well as outside of Accounting; including Marketing, Operations, IT, Tax, Legal and Financial Planning & Analysis. This position will manage individual contributor roles and oversee the monthly close process, monthly activity, and various projects. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing various initiatives and process improvements.

  • Deep understanding of business drivers and their effect on financial results required.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • Broad knowledge of accounting with strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to develop goals and the process by which to meet goals based on provided objectives.
  • Proven professional with advanced understanding of accounting theory, current accounting issues, and accounting systems, with solid understanding of US GAAP and IFRS. SAP and BPC experience a plus.
  • Effectively communicates with all levels of management and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to interact with peers and team members to gain cooperation amongst the teams to meet objectives.
  • Ability to develop and conduct presentations of technical information related to projects or accounting issues.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to balance a large group of diverse projects simultaneously with excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems positively and professionally.
Education & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. Masters, CPA preferred.
  • 7+ years relevant accounting experience with at least 1 year managing teams.
  • Public accounting and/or telecommunications, retail or financial services industry accounting experience preferred.
  • Responsibilities Ensure accounting records, monthly accounting close activities, and variance analysis are properly prepared, maintained and explained in a timely manner.
  • Accountable for identifying and communicating risks and issues impacting financial area of responsibility.
  • Establish structure and standards in order to ensure appropriate internal controls are in place and operating effectively.
  • Manage departmental projects and process changes in order to improve efficiencies in work processes and to reduce work in low value activities.
  • Responsible for journal entries, complex balance sheet reconciliations review and variance analysis in accordance with US GAAP and IFRS.
  • Deep understanding of the transactional flow through various systems to monitor and ensure accurate financial results.
  • Participate in enterprise projects to ensure appropriate requirements are developed based on a solid understanding of the impacted systems and the transactional flow, and ensuring regression testing is performed.
  • Responsible for creating operational process for the functionality delivered on enterprise projects, including assessing control environment and potential audit requirements.
  • Responsible for driving department goals and vision forward within the team.
  • Provide review of work of other team members, providing constructive feedback, guidance and coaching to other team members while maintaining positive relationships.
  • Coach and develop business, system, process and accounting acumen, including awareness of team member’s career goals and promoting development of team members.
As a Leader you are focused on strategy and planning while developing and guiding your team. You demonstrate and showcase your leadership abilities by: 

  • SETTING PERFORMANCE DIRECTION: Translating broader business initiatives into clear team objectives and concrete individual goals, aligning appropriately with other groups for efficient, coordinated action.
  • MOTIVATING OTHERS: Creating a team environment where everyone wants to do their best and deliver results
  • DELEGATING: Broadly sharing responsibility and accountability of both routine and important tasks and decisions. Let direct reports finish their own work.
  • DEVELOPING AND COACHING OTHERS: Having awareness of each person's career goals; hold development discussions; and provide challenging tasks and assignments to promote development
  • HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE: Monitoring progress and results; give feedback effectively and make tough decisions when appropriate
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