Reporting to the Corporate Controller, the Manager of Accounting Operations is an experienced accounting professional, functioning independently and acting as back up to various functions within the Finance department. This position shall manage the day-to-day accounting functions for NACE and its affiliates while serving as a business partner to all department leaders and recommending solutions to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate efforts and resource allocations to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the monthly close and monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting.
Oversee all functions related to general and property accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and inventory.
Oversee the recording and processing of financial transactions for customer billing, collections, vendor payments, and inventory valuation and reporting to ensure accurate and timely recording in accordance with US GAAP.
Drive the month-end and year-end financial closing processes according to set deadlines and accounting close schedule.
Ensure the timeliness and accuracy of all financial transactions in the organization’s ERP systems
Manage the maintenance and depreciation reporting of fixed assets in the ERP
Oversee the collection efforts and reporting of outstanding receivables and the proper fund disbursements and reporting of accounts payable.
Responsible for the maintenance of the Chart of Accounts.
Assist with the annual audit coordination from the internal and external perspectives.
Coordinate and manage the compilation of information for preparation of tax returns.
Manage all Sales Tax; VAT/GST/HST filings. Drive the timely reporting of federal/state taxes, property taxes, and census report as needed.
Assist in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets for accounting.
Analyze financial results and report on budget variances; Assist management with ad-hoc analysis of financial information as required.
Monitor existing internal controls and make recommendations for improvement to enhance the protection of company assets.
Partner with other departments in the development of standardization and automation of processes to enhance the efficiency of workflows.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Low travel may be expected for this role and passport is required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited educational institution.
CPA with CGMA designation highly preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years of financial accounting management required; public accounting/audit experience preferred
Minimum of 3 years in supervision and management of accounting staff; Ability to effectively manage and to motivate employees for best performance.
Strong understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and not-for-profit accounting, preferred.
Strong understanding of automatic accounting systems and supportive application software.
Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP, SQL Server Reporting, SAP Concur Invoice/Expense, CRM, Quickbooks Online (QBO), and Budget Maestro or Planning Maestro preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, members, employees of the organization, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, etc. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to develop and interpret business graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Must possess a specific level of communication skill both verbal and written. Have demonstrated personnel management skills including, but not limited to, the ability to evaluate staff performance and provide direction, is highly desirable. Ability to work in a multi?task environment taking into account various external factors and to communicate efficiently and accurately to both managers/supervisors and subordinate staff.
Must be computer literate with knowledge and experience in word processing and spreadsheet softwares. Ability to learn and use association specific software.
This position requires strong business skills and high level of and strong critical thinking skills; someone who is commercially curious, and has a growth mindset, including but not limited to:
Ability to analyze business trends and to align accounting operations with the overall objectives of the organization.
Ability to exercise sound professional judgment and to uphold high ethical standards.
Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to foster effective and productive relationships with internal and external customers.
This position requires strong technical accounting competencies and organizational skills:
Demonstrated understanding of US GAAP, Federal, State, and Local tax reporting and compliance.
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information.
Strong orientation to detail, excellent organizational and documentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workloads and to meet deadlines.
Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently with minimal supervision.
Low travel may be expected for this role and passport is required.
About NACE International
NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, was established in 1943 by eleven corrosion engineers from the pipeline industry as the “National Association of Corrosion Engineers.”
Today, NACE serves nearly 37,000 members in over 140 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more.
NACE International is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in San Diego, California; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shanghai, China, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.