The successful candidate will be a high-energy professional that has developed technical accounting skill and wants to apply these skills to the accounting close process. This person must be an outstanding communicator and team player who demonstrates strong attention to detail, and who also understands how to support the long term strategy of the business. We expect that this person will have a background in public accounting.
The Accounting Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing the general accounting functions required to provide timely and accurate financial data. These responsibilities include supervising accounting staff to effectively maintain the general ledger, general ledger accounts and related internal controls. The position reports to the Sr. Accounting Manager in Watertown, MA.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
35% Month End Close
Oversees the completion of month end general ledger close and financial statements.
Assist in the preparation and analysis of month end balance sheet and P&L accounts.
Work with departments within the Company to ensure accurate cutoff procedures
Oversees month end close accruals
Perform general ledger reconciliations, including subsidiary ledgers, on a monthly basis.
35% Audit and Process Improvement
Prepares and reviews audit PBC requests
Evaluates and makes appropriate improvements to internal accounting processes ensuring practices are in line with the overall goals of the organization.
Responsible for the direct supervision of the general accounting staff.
Defines roles and responsibilities of direct reports.
Responsible for selecting, hiring, and maintaining direct reports.
Sets and monitors annual performance goals & objectives, including responsibility for performance appraisals.
Responsible for development of direct reports, by identifying training needs and providing training and/or development opportunities.
Termination/disciplinary authority of direct reports
Recommends or initiates personnel action.
15% Special Projects
Assist in cross training functions and team development
Perform projects, ad hoc analysis and such other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, CPA or CPA in process required
Broad knowledge of accounting principles and standard and comfort teaching those skills
Internal controls (SOX) experience
Experience with large ERP systems, preferably Oracle or Oracle Fusion preferred
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and work closely with and as part of the corporate team
Capable of critical thinking and problem solving
Attention to detail and accuracy
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interface with people at all levels
Must be able to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment
Self-motivated and directed
Willingness to expand range of responsibilities as needed based on the evolution of the company and the role
Experience in a fast-paced work environment is absolutely required
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a growing team
Behaviors & Abilities Required:
Driving Results: This person must be able to see a plan through to implementation, rolling up his or her sleeves as needed, and developing the measurements to assess the financial success of the company
Analytic skill: This person will be able to "deep-dive" into the details of the business and key transactions while leading his/her group through our strict closing schedule deadlines.
Managing performance: This person will have a proven track record of translating over-arching business goals into specific objectives for each member of the team and will hold people accountable for agreed-to results.
Flexibility, Energy and Endurance: Fueled by the passionate desire to make his/her role and athenahealth a terrific success, this person must have a high capacity for work and an ability to maintain focus through long hours and multiple priorities.
Entrepreneurial Drive: This person will be willing and excited to work in a fast-paced, but sometimes intense, rapidly expanding company. This person will have a hunger to make things happen and the ability to change tactics quickly in midstream to maximize returns.
Systems savvy: This person will have accounting and CRM systems experience as well as a proven track record of working with systems updates, implementations and/or projects
Required of All Employees of the Finance Department:
Demonstrated history of exemplary ethics and integrity;
Dedication to building and maintaining a financial operation that is focused on accuracy, timeliness and quality;
Team orientation, including flexibility and a team-goal orientation;
Mastery of all Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word and Excel.