position title: Accounting Manager
Location: southwest, ohio
position id: 5940


Job Summary:

The Accountant Manager is responsible for all activity areas relating to Accounting management, including month end close and accountable for the ongoing analysis of process constraints and tracing costs back to underlying activities.  This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to minimize overall risk, and timely processing of all accounting activities.  Monitor transactional detail in the ERP system and ensure accuracy.  The Accountant Manager supervises five staff Specialist. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, general ledger analysis, audit preparation and the support of month end closing activities. The Accounting Manager will have contact with the President and Executive Directors which requires strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensure smooth day to day operations of Accounting.

Assist with the month-end financial close process, including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, and Balance Sheet analysis

Fully support and help drive initiatives to improve & operationalize processes, innovate, and help resolve cross-functional issues as part of the Finance and Accounting team

Support Accounting Specialist’s in general accounting matters and generation of ad hoc projects or requests

Support in external audit including preparing schedules and responding to audit inquiries

Prepare journal entries, worksheets, reconciliations, and other documentation to ensure that transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP.

Review monthly Management Company financial statements in collaboration with the FP&A to ensure that operations are accurately and timely reported.

Ensure accuracy of all general ledger entries and reconciliations.

Respond prepare and present to various quarterly and year-end audit requests, including the preparation and review of required audit schedules.

Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files.

Reconcile balance sheet accounts. Calculate and analyze multiple reserve balances and propose adjusting entries.

Support the Accounting Specialist that tracks and analyze the company’s rebate and surcharge program, interfacing with the sales team and sales accounting.

Prepare, submit, and report operational tax liabilities such as Sales & Use, Personal Property and CAT.

Develop and implement accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures, recommending changes.

Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data, including technical accounting guidance and the company’s accounting policies.

Support the execution, performance, and results of various inventory programs such as inventory cycle counting and warehouse reconciliations. Assist Plants with resolving issues.

Ensure proper reserves are in place for Slow Moving and Obsolete inventory in accordance with GAAP.

Assist with Treasury & Cash Management

Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.

Work with each direct report to establish goals and objective for each year and monitor and advises on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.

Proactively seek out opportunities to implement process improvements, systems, and workflows to allow accounting infrastructure to scale up.

Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.

Proactively seek out opportunities to implement process improvements, systems, and workflows to allow accounting infrastructure to scale up.

Coordinate with IT department for system issues, system enhancements, maintenance, and development such as costing, accounting & finance activities, production, and purchasing.



BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting.


Technical Skills and Prior Experience

At least five year’s prior supervisory experience in Accounting/general ledger area.

Must be PC proficient and able to thrive in a fast -pace setting. Experience with INFOR/SyteLine or other large automated accounting system a plus. Must have strong experience with Microsoft Excel, and Word.

Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to collaborate with a multi-department team

Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required.


If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to gary@centraljobs.com or submit via our candidates page. 

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