Corporate Accounting Manager

AP Professionals
December 13, 2020
Rochester, New York
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks, Suite 140


Our client is in search of a CPA to join their dynamic team.  Ideal candidates possess the following:  established management experience, ability to manage concurrent tasks and responsibilities, knowledge of/willingness to streamline and develop new processes and procedures, and strong communication skills to work successfully with the existing team, operational departments and executive leadership.  Public accounting background and industry experience in general accounting preferred.  An experienced Manager directly from public accounting will be considered.

Our client is a publicly traded company and adding high performers as a result of growth.  The manager of this team (VP/Controller) partners with her employees to guide, coach and mentor.  This team is highly regarded inside and outside of the organization.  This company has a very strong and healthy culture.

This position will lead the general accounting and cash application functions as well as developing those areas to support our significant anticipated growth. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to implement best-in-class processes and procedures in a public reporting environment. This position is well suited for a self-starter who welcomes growth and change. This position reports to the VP, Controller, and will manage two direct reports.


  • Assist with the preparation and review of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and footnotes in accordance with GAAP
  • Provide comprehensive analysis for financial statements and be able to present findings to senior management
  • Manage aspects of the monthly, quarterly and annual accounting close and financial reporting cycles in accordance with GAAP
  • Oversee property-level general accounting and accounts receivable functions
  • Guide and manage the team on implementation of new processes and procedures
  • Partner with the IT/IS department to drive accounting software and system implementation efforts, including automation of the AR function, while working with other departments
  • Assist with annual external audit and quarterly review processes, as well as internal audits
  • Assist the FP&A team with the preparation of the monthly and annual budgets and forecasts
  • Help coordinate compliance with Sarbanes Oxley, supporting and enforcing internal controls
  • Assist with research and provide insight on proper accounting treatment for new processes, accounting standard updates and technical issues as needed for AR and property level accounting and reporting
  • Review financial statements and general ledgers, and work with the accounting team to address any discrepancies
  • Review various monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliations and journal entries, and provide guidance on discrepancies
  • Provide guidance and assistance as needed to colleagues performing accounting and financial reporting preparation duties
  • Help identify and develop best-in-class workflow improvements and/or efficiencies; recommend improvements as needed to ensure accurate financial reporting, ensure adequate controls, policies and procedures are in place, and ensure the department has the ability to scale with the company’s anticipated growth
  • Develop an understanding of resource needs and requirements, balanced with evaluation process efficiencies and enhancements, to determine appropriate trigger points to add professionals to the team
  • Implement KPI monitoring
  • Assist with preparing and maintaining documentation of financial processes and controls to meet Sarbanes Oxley compliance and succession planning
  • Analyze new lease agreements with tenants for AR and accounting impact


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited university required
  • Certified Public Accountant designation or progress toward the designation preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience required
  • Previous experience as an audit manager in public accounting preferred
  • Experience at a publicly-traded company subject to SOX compliance a plus
  • Experience with software implementation or automation a plus
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