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Accounting Manager of Operations

Company: Housing Catalyst
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: $82,400 to $103,000Housing Catalyst Accounting Manager of OperationsIn Fort Collins, Colorado, Housing Catalyst seeks an Accounting Manager of Operations to direct and oversee a team of highly competent AP, AR, Payroll, and IT staff. This position will ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable rules, laws, and regulations. Housing Catalyst specializes in all facets of affordable housing development and management, from Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties to permanent supportive housing. Housing presents a complex challenge in any community. People from all walks of life may face housing affordability issues and housing instability. To address a complex issue that affects a diverse set of individuals, you need an equally diverse team with various specialties. At Housing Catalyst, every member of our company plays an essential role in accomplishing our goals with their unique talents. We all share our core operating values: Teamwork, Compassion, Honesty, Accountability, and Fun! What brings us together every day is our mission: To create vibrant, sustainable communities throughout Fort Collins. To serve our community, we strive to recruit the best candidates. After that, we ensure we treat them well: Housing Catalyst invests in training and development for its employees. We also have employer-sponsored programs to promote wellness, mindfulness, work-life balance, and healthy lifestyles. This senior role will report to the Director of Accounting. The annual hiring range for this position is $82,400 to $103,000. The annual salary range is $82,400 to $123,600. Housing Catalyst offers comprehensive medical, wellness, and educational benefits. Must have a primary residence in Larimer or Weld County within six months of hire date. An organization-wide requirement includes obtaining the People Manager Qualification (PMQ) from SHRM within 12 months of the hire date. Example of General Duties

  • Strategically plan, develop and monitor accounting operations allocation of resources, track work processes, analyze real-time performance, and execute improvements.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills to provide effective leadership.
  • Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and all other applicable rules, laws, and regulations.
  • Actively model organizational culture for staff development advancement.
  • Manage and direct staff. Set and communicate performance expectations. Hire, train, coach, mentor, and retain competent staff.
  • Build bench strength and cross-develop staff in workplace knowledge to support business continuation.
  • Through practical communication tools, inform, motivate, and engage staff in daily operations and problem resolution.
  • Manage accounts payables, purchase orders, vendors, and internal control of the A/P function.
  • Manage accounts receivable, collections, and internal control of the A/R function.
  • Direct the design, development, and implementation of innovative workflow enhancements.
  • Manage accounting software, including general ledger maintenance, cost centers, workflow, and access.
  • Direct and monitor IT staff, troubleshooting, and Yardi issues, including implementing new or modified software.
  • Approve journal entries and prepare and post journal entries for more complex accounting areas.
  • Approve Payroll, vendor payments, journal entries, and other administrative processes.
  • Manage the month-end close process, prepare financial reports, and audit before distribution.
  • Manage and maintain bank treasury relations, and open and close accounts.
  • Generate or approve bank transfers, provide internal control, and statement of cash balances in all entities.
  • Participate in the company budget process, prepare budgets, and review budget proposals and justifications.
  • Manage the audit process, liaison with the external audit firm, and provide detail and narrative as requested.
  • Manage accounting software, including general ledger maintenance, cost centers, workflow, and access.
  • Troubleshoot ERP and Yardi issues, including implementing new or modified software modules and processes
  • Exercise initiative and judgment, and make decisions within the scope of assigned projects.
  • Review work for accuracy, clarity, and readability; maintain organized and complete files.
  • Manage insurance renewals and new requests.
  • Support HR in comp/benefits/insurance and updating information in the system.
  • Investigate financial variances and provide solutions.
  • Adhere to company policies, procedures, and standards, act with an appropriate sense of urgency and accountability, correctly handle confidential information, and maintain professional relations and boundaries with those contacted during work.
  • Participate in training and educational opportunities for ongoing professional development.
  • In an emergency, they are considered essential personnel.
  • Maintain regular and prompt attendance in the workplace.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONSBA/BS degree in Accounting. Progressive experience in planning, directing, and coordinating accounting staff assignments, monitoring workflow and systems performance. Experience in developing technical staff growth. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with employees to motivate and increase job engagement. Must have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all accounting functions and workflow processes. Hands-on experience with accounting budget cycle and reporting, AP, AR, and Payroll. Prior success in direct oversight of operational accounting area, meeting deadlines, and ensuring compliance with all applicable rules, laws, and regulations. Demonstrated ability to utilize intuition and resourcefulness to gather, synthesize, and incorporate a full range of reliable data, facts, and other information from multiple internal and external sources. Proficient in using accounting software, Microsoft Office, Excel, Adobe, ERP, and Yardi. To advance in the hiring process, applicants must submit an application, cover letter, resume, and response to the questions.

Keywords: Housing Catalyst, Fort Collins , Accounting Manager of Operations, Accounting, Auditing , Fort Collins, Colorado

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