Senior Manager, Accounting

Total Wine & More
Bethesda, MD
Jun 12, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Full Time
Senior Manager, Accounting Bethesda, MD USA The Sr. Manager, Accounting will be responsible for the following functional areas:* Travel booking and reimbursement* Lease Accounting and payment* License Renewals* Accounting / payment for fixed assets, IT, and repairs & maintenance spending* Accounting / payment for all other non-merchandise purchases* Preparation and filing of personal property tax returns* Preparation of various general ledger account reconciliations* Monthly general ledger closing process* Manage and motivate an overall staff of 13 (direct and indirect), including their comprehensive training and development* Manage and execute staff performance evaluations, with the participation of the first line supervisors* Various analysis projects* Other tasks, as assigned, in support of the Chief Accounting Officer KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Transactional * Ensure that invoices are processed and paid in an accurate, timely, and complete manner. * Ensure that internal travel requests are booked in a timely, cost-effective, manner. * Ensure that employee expense reimbursements and Amex purchases are processed in an accurate, timely, and complete manner. * Oversee the review and processing of capital expenditures to ensure proper capitalization and classification for both tax and GAAP purposes. * Assist in the recording of deferrals and amortization of costs related to long-term SAAS, software maintenance, and hardware maintenance expenditures. * Oversee the processing of the fixed asset subledger to ensure the accuracy of recorded depreciation (book and tax) and the proper recording of the disposal of assets. * Oversee the preparation and filing of personal property tax returns and the payment of the related liabilities. * Lead the performance of transactional research, as requested. * Oversee the review of new leases and the accounting for straight-line rent and other related matters. * Oversee the process of renewing licenses in a timely manner. Monthly/Annual General Ledger Closing * Ensure that Accounts Payable and Asset Management subledgers are properly closed each month. * Ensure that all standard entries, including allocations, are properly developed and posted. * Ensure that all needed accruals are properly developed, documented, and posted. * Play a key role in the review of the trial balance to ensure that any necessary closing adjustments are identified and made. * Coordinate efforts with others within the Finance department, to ensure the timely closing of the general ledger. * Assist in the coordination of the annual audit, including the preparation of supporting schedules and analysis required by the auditors. Reporting/Filings * Quarterly / annual capital spending reports. * Annual personal property tax returns.Account Reconciliations * Lead and review the preparation of monthly / quarterly account reconciliations to ensure their accuracy and completeness and to ensure the timely resolution of reconciling differences. Improvement Opportunities/Other * Lead the continuing development and revision of policy and procedure documentation, including coordination with other impacted departments within the company. * Identify and lead the development and implementation of process improvement opportunities. * Identify and lead the implementation of automation opportunities (eg Lawson, Excel, scanning). * Identify cost savings opportunities, including opportunities within other areas of the company. * Identify internal control improvement opportunities and oversee / implement processes for ensuring that controls are operating consistently and effectively. * Help lead the implementation of technology updates / installations (Lawson, Service Channel, Medius Flow, Certify, etc.) * Perform research to ensure our compliance with GAAP, tax (including use tax), and legal requirements, including tax-basis depreciation. JOB REQUIREMENTS Minimum Experience, Skills and Education: * Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or related field * 7 years overall experience in accounting and/or financial functions, including experience at the manager level or above * Minimum 5 years supervisory experience * Experience with accounts payable and fixed assets * Lawson or other ERP system experience * Previous experience preparing and reviewing account reconciliations * Previous responsibility for control / process improvement projects * Previous experience in cost savings projects * Solid accounting foundation / knowledge of GAAP * Excellent attention to detail * Ability to query information from an ERP system * Strong problem-solving skills * Strong financial analysis skills * Ability to analyze and document processes and systems and to make recommendations for improvement * High level of proficiency in Excel. * Ability to work with programmers to develop automated systems * Access proficiency is a strong plus * Ability to develop professional quality reports * Executive-level presence * Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and motivate a moderate-sized team * Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple conflicting priorities * Strong organization skills * Excellent communication skills, written and oral * Ability to train, lead, and motivate personnel Preferred Experience, Skills and Education: * Experience in the retail industry is a plus * Experience in a major accounting firm at or near the manager level is a significant plus * MBA is a significant plus * CPA is a significant plus About Total Wine & More Total Wine & More is America's Wine Superstore(R)-the country's largest independent retailer of fine wine. We started in 1991 when brothers David and Robert Trone opened two wine stores in Delaware. Today, our typical store carries more than 8,000 wines from every wine-producing region in the world. In addition, Total Wine & More carries more than 2,500 beers, from America's most popular beers to hard-to-find microbrews and imports, and more than 3,000 different spirits from every price range and category. Our strength is our people. We are always looking for motivated, talented team members who are interested in working for a company with entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for providing best-in-class service. Our retail stores and corporate office (called the Store Support Center) provide opportunities for career growth and advancement. Offering competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, we strive to ensure that all Team Members feel that they are a part of the business, as they are valuable resources to our customers, co-workers, and communities. 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