Finance and Accounting Outsourcing - Sr Associate
RSM's Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) practice is looking for skilled professionals to join us at the Senior Associate level. RSM's FAO practice blends to best of both worlds by providing candidates with all the career growth opportunities that come with working for a public accounting firm, while at the same time operating in private company environments on a daily basis. We provide accounting, technology and consulting services to private, lower middle market clients, with revenues ranging from $0 to $100 million. In other words, we are the accounting department for our clients. Our diverse industry base includes technology, life science, not-for-profit, consumer products and professional service organizations, just to name a few. This position will need to work to deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities, such as month end close, financial reporting, year-end audit support, and the support of budget and forecasting activities. In addition, you will have the ability to learn and efficiently use our best-in-class cloud based technology stack. FAO Senior Associates will have contact with our clients (CEO, COO, CFO, VP of Finance, Controller, etc.), as well as other client contacts including tax and professional service providers. We operate in a team-based environment and have a proven track record of delivering exceptional value to our customers. The key attributes that will make someone successful in this role include: Assertive, collaborative, team player and desire to learn different industries and develop a Controller skill set * Superior ability to prioritize and focus in a dynamic, multi-client environment Familiarity and comfort level working with cloud-based technology systems Willingness to learn and work with emerging technology solutions such as OCR (Optical Character Recognition), AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Accounting BOTS Professional presentation and great communication skills as contact with clients will be extensive Solid Excel skills (create tables, use formulas, pivot tables) Responsibilities: This is a hands-on position that requires transaction processing and account reconciliation skills. Duties include: Key point of contact for our clients Purchase to Pay, Order to Cash and Month End Close cycles Lead, manage and coach client services representatives and associates Review monthly journal entries prepared by support staff for prepaid expenses, fixed asset, accrued expenses, payroll, and / or inventory transactions, as applicable, in an accurate and timely manner Understands the purpose of reconciliations. Approves bank reconciliations and general ledger account reconciliations Prepare/Review client's monthly financial statements including month over month variance analysis and / or actual to budget analysis Analyze and interpret financial information for client management and provide actionable insight and decision support Continuously identify opportunities to enhance the clients monthly operations make suggestions for process improvements Define and document repeatable methodologies with appropriate tools and templates that can be leveraged for future projects. Understand our technology stack and identify additional add-on processes, systems, modules and integrations that can drive month end close efficiencies. Qualifications A minimum of a Bachelor's in accounting or finance is required Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must (proactively communicates status, issues, conflicts, and priorities up, down and across the engagement team) Ability to balance multiple responsibilities simultaneously plus excellent analytical and decision making skills Experience in a public accounting firm, consulting firm or other professional services environment preferred but not required Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.). Strong organizational skills along with the ability to meet deadlines. Ability to adapt to change effectively Experience with automated accounting systems (ie Intacct, NetSuite, Blackline, Bill.com, Tallie) * Pursuing CPA or a CPA is preferred but not required include job description here You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective. Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood. RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.