Accounting & Finance Director

Learning Without Tears
Gaithersburg, MD
Jun 13, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Full Time
We live our passion of helping children learn and grow. Innovation and collaboration fuel us every day. We believe that if you are not moving forward, you are moving backward. If you embrace change and resist the status quo, we have a place for you. Are you ready? Join us and be part of a driven, dynamic team unlike any other. Seeking an Accounting & Finance Dirctor who is a strategic thinker, builder of teams, collaborator, and decider to lead our accounting and finance teams. This position contributes to the strategic direction and performance of the company by effectively processing and communicating financial performance and analysis business intelligence. A great opportunity to be involved in all aspects of finance and risk management, including corporate accounting, cost accounting, financial reporting, budget planning, financial analysis, forecasting, scenario analysis, cash flow planning, internal control policy, and compliance with GAAP and tax authorities. The work environment is fast-paced, friendly, and fun! What you'll be doing: Support the CEO and COO in developing organizational strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing functional objectives in line with organizational initiatives. Provide guidance and oversight to the creation of financial performance metrics and analysis that is routine or ad hoc, actionable and insightful, easy to understand, and encompasses sales performance, margin & profitability analysis, cash forecasting, and other key performance indicators. Lead an iterative and collaborative process to develop and maintain annual operating plan/budget, forecast, and variance analysis. Develop and maintain books of accounts compliant with GAAP and tax authorities. Manage tax accounting processes to ensure that all relevant data is available for federal & state tax returns. Implement cost accounting and financial analysis programs that analyzes profitability performance of activities and initiatives, and proactively identifies performance or cost reduction opportunities. Oversee banking relationship and foresight on needs for lending and financing activity or daily cash management needs. Oversee the Accounting and Finance functions; ensuring accurate, timely, informative financial statements and reporting; leading change by evaluating trends, designing systems, accumulating resources, and resolving problems; and developing quarterly and annual group action plans and initiatives necessary to support company growth. Ensure that business systems and software are effective and efficient to maintain optimum workflow in financial operations; participates in system integration, reporting and new software purchases. What you'll bring with you: A. or BS in Finance or Accounting and CPA; MBA preferred. 8+ years related experience in finance and accounting. Experience in educational product industry preferred. Exceptional analytical skills. Significant management and supervisory experience. Ability to coach employees to enhance their skills and performance and help them develop their careers. Ability to inspire and guide a team. Possess a "Big Picture" mentality. Experience with mergers and acquisitions, and software accounting preferred. Experience with Enterprise Application(s) (integrated accounting, cost accounting, order management & business intelligence software applications) preferred. Benefits & Fun: Competitive Benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, short & long-term disability, life insurance, family leave, standing desks, flexible scheduling, and more! Company Picnic, Health & Wellness Fair, Turkey Fry, Yankee Swap, Pizza & Happy Hour Friday's, Birthday Celebrations, plus more! Apply Online at Learning Without Tears is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Job Posted by ApplicantPro

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