Finance & Accounting Manager

American Coatings Association
Washington, DC
May 21, 2022
Jun 01, 2022
Full Time
Summary American Coatings Association (ACA) seeks a qualified candidate for an Accounting Manager position within its Finance and Accounting Department. The Finance & Accounting Manager will be an integral member of the Finance & Accounting team, managing the activities of the technical accounting, financial reporting process, and related activities of the team. In this role, you will work closely with the Controller in all aspects of finance and accounting functions to support the operations of a large association and its subsidiaries. This role may grow in scope and into the supervision of other team members and assume the management and supervision of external service providers. This position will require significant interaction with the CFO, Controller, external auditors, as well internal business and operations teams and other non-financial personnel. The position is located in Washington, DC and will report directly to ACA's Controller. About ACA ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. Through advocacy of the industry and its positions on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels, it acts as an effective ally ensuring that the industry is represented and fairly considered. The association focuses on advancements in science and technology through its technical conferences and journals, and offers essential business information to members through its publications, surveys, and business programs. In addition to the parent organization, American Coatings Association, this position will also provide finance and accounting for ACA's subsidiaries: PaintCare (PC), World Coatings Council (WCC), Graffiti Resource Council (GRC), AC Media and PaintPAC. For an overview of our organization, please visit our website at . Areas of Responsibility Generation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for internal and external use in accordance with GAAP Coordinate the activities of the accounting department to facilitate timely accounting close Oversee and manage the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plans and Modeling tools in collaboration with CFO, Controller, and Manager of Financial Reporting & Analysis Enhance and / or develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures of the Company that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization Assess ongoing FP&A processes and tools for continuous improvement and automation opportunities Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statement reconciliations, roll-forwards and schedules for financial reporting and audit purposes Play a key role in supporting decision making that aligns activities with goals and objectives of each functional area, ensuring overall consistency with the Association's goals and objectives. Must have a strong desire to learn about the association and its subsidiaries and be a proactive partner Assist the Controller in developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financials statements and reporting Assist the Controller in all aspects of the general ledger, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, sales/use tax, fixed assets, and payroll Responsible for maintaining month-end close procedures for department, monthly journal entries and account reconciliations Responsible for daily batch postings for sales, revenue, and payment transactions into accounting system Responsible for preparing daily cash reporting to Controller for all cash receipts and accounts payable transactions Responsible for bank account reconciliations, including merchant transactions, and other account reconciliations Assist Management with various special projects and ad hoc reporting as needed Validate accuracy of data from related systems into ACA's financial system, Oracle NetSuite Support subsidiaries with required state annual reporting including developing custom financial reports and analysis Preferred Skills and Qualifications Bachelor degree in Accounting or related business field; CPA candidate or designation preferred but not required 6+ years of general accounting and/or audit experience is preferred Strong computer skills in integrated financial and cloud-based applications Proficiency with NetSuite or similar financial system is preferred; familiarity with Salesforce, Cvent,, online banking systems is a plus Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Outlook, Word) Knowledge and proficiency in general accounting procedures Experience in training and leading others Strong attention to detail and accuracy Good research, analysis, and problem-solving skills Ability to work independently and in a team environment Good organizational skills Practical, results-oriented team builder with superior analytical, project management, and problem-solving skills Highly effective communicator (up, across, down) both written and orally who can easily collaborate with other groups. Support business performance through proactive identification of sound expense management, applicable cost reduction, cost avoidance, asset utilization and other opportunities Demonstrated ability to convey financial performance to audiences at different levels in the organization Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deliverables within an entrepreneurial work setting Routinely communicate findings and information to other team members; transparency and knowledge sharing is expected and practiced Location and Travel This position is located at ACA headquarters in Washington, DC. Travel only occasionally required. Special Requirements All ACA employees hired after November 3, 2021, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start date of their employment or obtain an approved accommodation or exemption, as may be provided for under applicable law. An offer for employment for this position will be conditioned on the selected candidate providing documentation to evidence his/her vaccination status or to evidence his/her eligibility for an approved medical, religious, or other exemption or accommodation. Employment, Salary and Benefits This is a full time, regular position. Salary depends on experience; ACA provides generous benefits including 401(k) match, PTO, medical, dental, and life insurance, commuter benefits & wellness reimbursement, and professional development/training opportunities. Diversity & Inclusion ACA is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. Contact Information To apply for this position please visit . Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements through the online position listing.

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