Accounting Manager - Grinnell, Iowa United States - 36739


Job #: 36739
Title: Accounting Manager
Job Location: Grinnell, Iowa - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO


Our client is a privately held Central Iowa-based company well into its eighth decade as a dominant leader in the specialty outdoors lifestyle e-retailing and wholesale space. The consumer business is entirely online, with the other 50% of sales coming from wholesale operations to nationwide retailers. This is the leading company in its space and is projecting threefold growth over the next several years to approach $1BN annually. With new state-of-the-art logistics facilities built, the company now requires a growth-minded and customer-centric accounting leader.


What You Will Do

Assist in the direction and administration of the organization’s financial operations. Manages various team members, as delegated department leader(s). Maintains accurate and timely reporting of financial information to stakeholders.


Essential Responsibilities:


  • Assists in the preparation of periodic reports such as the financial statements, including the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Statement of Cash Flows
  • Responsible for the month-end financial statement close process
  • Maintains the integrity of the general ledger and records journal entries
  • Timely preparation and review of monthly/quarterly/annual account reconciliations
  • Protects company, employees, and customers by keeping information confidential Operational
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department, including but not limited to the Staff and Senior Accountants as well as the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable teams
  • Keeps up to date on accounting pronouncements as well as regulatory changes that could affect the financial statements
  • Ensures compliance with GAAP and other related regulatory requirements
  • Works with other departments within the business to ensure the proper accounting treatment for various operational issues and transactions
  • Responds to requests from individuals within and outside of the organization
  • Identifies and implements operational efficiency of existing processes and procedures
  • Assists with the coordination and provides documents for auditors


  • Takes a strong leadership role within the Accounting Department to ensure the entire functional team records accounting transactions in a timely and accurate manner
  • Leads and represents the Accounting Department in meetings with others
  • Ensures department and companywide initiatives are tracking as planned and implemented within budgeted time
  • Provides coaching and mentors team, and works one-on-one with team members as needed in order to advance individual careers and goals


  • Assists the department leaders to identify, implement, and measure department metrics
  • Assists with the budgeting and forecasting processes within the organization
  • Analyzes the budget-to-actuals to identify areas of improvement and works with departmental leaders to implement strategies to address results of the analysis


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
  • CPA license preferred
  • Minimum 7-10 years of related accounting experience required
  • Public accounting experience or experience in a faced-paced environment
  •  Demonstrates ability to manage a large, dynamic team
  • Background in creating and understanding financial statements
  • Experience with accounting for multiple legal entities

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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