Accounting Manager - Treasury
The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is responsible for all financial aspects of The National Academies, including Accounting, Budget, Contracts and Grant Accounting, Travel, and Financial Analysis and Reporting.
he Accounting Manager mainly assists in managing the Treasury function for the National Academies, a not-for-profit organization with approximately $350 million in annual revenues. This role also assists in the accounting and financial reporting functions of The National Academies Corporation (TNAC). The primary duties of this job are directly related to cash management, investment, and tax reporting. Oversees the preparation of related reports and statistics. Develops related policies and procedures and formulates and administers approved accounting practices, providing reliable information necessary to control operations. Supervises accounting staff in assigned areas of responsibility. Defines team operating standards and ensures essential procedures are followed based on knowledge of own discipline. Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from senior manager. Must directly manage exempt level employees. May manage nonexempt employees directly or through supervisors/leads.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
1. Assumes responsibility for functional accounting areas as assigned, ensuring that accounting is performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Reviews various balance sheet account reconciliations in order to oversee accounting areas. Reviews and approves sub ledger process and general ledger journal entries within functional accounting areas assigned.
2. Manages assigned accounting staff, including workflow analysis, conflict resolution, and work review. Provides leadership and mentors employees. Trains and develops employees to successfully perform current responsibilities and encourages development of staff for future roles. Forms effective teams and cultivates a work environment that fosters teamwork. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies. Initiates personnel actions, including performance and compensation reviews and disciplinary actions.
3. Creates reports for analysis of unit productivity and for monitoring division-level exceptions. Meets with senior management to discuss unit progress and the effectiveness of the National Academies' financial policies and makes recommendations for improvements.
4. Keeps up-to-date the policies and procedures relating to accounting areas assigned. Assures standard accounting procedures are adhered to. Designs and implements new accounting procedures to take advantage of best practices and office automation. Works with internal staff to ensure that accounting policies and procedures are properly followed. Interacts with division staff to clarify National Academies' policies and procedures and to troubleshoot workflow problems. Communicates division concerns and proposals to senior management in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).
5. Liaises with and coordinates responses to internal and external auditors.
6. Performs project and problem research and implements solutions. Projects accounting data to show effects of proposed plans on investments, cash management, tax filing, and overall financial condition.
7. Works on special projects, such as the year-end financial statement audit, annual Treasurer Report, review NAS and TANC tax reporting, and may participate in the most complex general accounting projects.
8. Participates in the development, modification and review of accounting systems, reporting methods and controls. Coordinates accounting functions with IT as necessary.
NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Related duties and special projects as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Strong analytical, problem solving, and presentation skills. Ability to communicate complex accounting issues in simple, understandable terms. Ability to solve problems using originality and ingenuity. Ability to operate using substantial latitude for independent judgment and action. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Demonstrated ability to train and supervise subordinates. Ability to work successfully in a team environment and form and maintain effective teams. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies' departments through effective communication. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent knowledge.
Minimum Experience: Six years of related professional experience, two of which were in a supervisory capacity.
Physical Capabilities: Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: CPA may be preferred.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Typically reports to Associate Controller. General direction is provided. Supervises accounting staff assigned to area of responsibility.
Work Environment: Office environment with occasional travel between National Academies' facilities and to off-site locations. Additional hours may be required to support internal and external deadlines during peak periods.
Any qualification to be considered equivalent, in lieu of stated minimum, requires the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Some functions in this description may be specific to a particular unit of the National Academies and not applicable to other units.