Lewis James Professional

Accounting Manager

Lewis James Professional is a woman-owned staff augmentation, project consulting and direct hire search and placement firm. We are currently seeking an Accounting Manager for a direct-hire opportunity located in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Accounting Manager will prepare and analyze the financial results for approximately 5-7 operating entities. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the operating entities and strengthen related business acumen.
  • Manage relationships and coordinate with the key contracts at the operating entities
  • Execute month end closing activities for the operating entities, including account reconciliations, journal entries, roll-forwards, and various monthly analysis.
  • Support the accounting team and business to monitor and resolve issues encountered to comply with established due dates
  • Perform fluctuation analysis of actual results and analysis of variance to budget for the operating entities and summarize / communicate results.
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting for senior management
  • Assist in identifying adjusted EBITDA add-backs for external reporting bank covenant compliance requirements across the operating entities
  • Provide coaching, leadership, and mentoring to staff accountants
  • Identify process gaps and enhancements to improve timeliness and accuracy of financial reporting.
  • Lead process improvements and improve areas of efficiency across the team
  • Contribute to improvement of internal control environment and assist to establish and execute remediation plan for any ineffective key controls
  • Coordinate with Manager of Systems to improve utilization of financial accounting systems and automation opportunities to increase productivity which optimizes data efficiency and quality
  • Ensure proper recognition of revenue, including recognition of revenue for multi-element arrangements and deferred revenue
  • Provide overall technical accounting guidance and assist in documenting position papers
  • Assist with the integration, purchase accounting, and reporting of newly acquired operating entities
  • Support the preparation and coordination of the interim and year-end audit requests from the external auditors

Qualifications:

  • BS in Accounting, Finance, or related business field
  • Big 4 public accounting experience
  • CPA
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • Strong accounting skills coupled with both, an operational and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to convey information clearly and persuasively

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Entrepreneurial with a self-starting personality; ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to assess and understand issues at both the macro and micro levels; and ability to communicate these issues to leadership and direct reports
  • Very strong drive, dedication, and work ethic
  • Extremely team-oriented with the ability to collaborate and contribute
  • Dedicated to coaching and career development of team personnel
  • Strong sense of ethics
  • An open communicator, intellectually curious, inquisitive and not afraid to challenge when appropriate

For immediate consideration, please click “Apply” and use Job Code BHJOB11837_2564. You may also send a copy of your resume to: resumes@lewisjamesprofessional.com and enter only the following job code in the subject line: BHJOB11837_2564. Lewis James Professional is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.