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Director, Accounting Operations

Country : USA

State : Ohio

County : Franklin County

Town : Columbus

Category : Finance

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Directs and oversees the management of three key operational accounting departments: Vendor Finance (AP), Inventory Control and Sales Audit with three direct reports. Establishes strategies, processes, procedures, and thought leadership for the accounting department to service the business as a whole. Responsible for executing change management related to IT upgrades and enhancements, business initiatives and integration of acquired operations.
Reports to
SVP, Controller
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Advises management in developing processes and standards to support compliance with accounting and reporting requirements of the organization.
- Interacts directly with business leaders and executive management to support business initiatives and acquisitions.
- Ensures accurate and timely monthly financial close process.
- Responsible for the execution of internal controls over financial reporting and remediates identified deficiencies in a timely fashion.
- Supports external and internal reviews/audits.
- Strategizes and executes changes in response to IT upgrades and enhancements, new business initiatives, acquisitions and new accounting standards.
- Supports the SVP Controller for the development and presentation of Audit and Board materials.
- Ensure systems and talent infrastructure is optimized to allow for accurate and timely execution, accounting, reporting and auditing of complex and multi-faceted core business processes and systems.
- Continually seek to improve and evolve the infrastructure to support a growing and evolving business.
- Directly oversee and develop departmental managers while fostering an environment of empowerment and accountability.
Required Skills and Competencies:
- Working with complex financial systems, processes and controls
- Prior experience managing staff, managing multiple levels of staff preferred
- Experience with the Retail Inventory Method of Accounting is preferred
- Strong understanding of accounting
- Team leading and developing skills
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
- Strong PC proficiency, including Word, Excel & PowerPoint
- Strong Finance, System and general business acumen
Minimum Qualifications


- 7-10 years of experience in public accounting or financial analysis in a public company
- Prior management experience
- Degree in Accounting or Finance
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