Previous Job
Accounting Supervisor
Ref No.: 18-09119
Location: Urbandale, Iowa
Accounting Supervisor
Urbandale, IA
3 Month Contract, temp to hire role

Job Description:
This position supervises more junior level professionals, more senior support level employees, entry level supervisors or some combination of these groups in General Accounting. Supervises the day to day activities of staff that comprise the accounting function. Duties may be performed in various groups within Controllership including, but not limited to, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Treasury. The main focus of this role is handling reconciliation and correction of cash receipts; up to 50mil/month.

  • Responsibilities include overseeing day to day accounting functions and processes as well as reporting of financial information. Oversight of the Cash Receipts processes, account reconciliations and Accounts Receivable adjustments.
  • Responsible for accuracy, timeliness and the general integrity of the accounting function and related reports. Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual management reports. Duties may also include the preparation of required regulatory reporting - Participates in and/or lead projects affecting the department and its processes.
  • Supervises accounting staff as required. Provides guidance, advice and support to direct reports to ensure issues are resolved and addressed appropriately in a timely fashion. Has authority to assign, direct and evaluate work, as well as train and provide general direction to professional staff.
  • Assists with the maintenance and improvement of the internal control environment including general adherence and knowledge of SOX controls, SSAE16, and external audit procedures, as applicable. Ensures daily management activities are conducted in compliance with internal and external control requirements. May ensure that Statutory Accounts are properly maintained and reconciled in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting "Policy” procedures (GAAP). Adheres to the accounting principles and practices and regulatory environment and ensures these principles and practices are applied in the daily work.
  • Responds to ad hoc requests for financial information as well as operational analysis using various reporting tools as consistent with a Global business leader.
Education (degree / diploma)
  • Requires 4 year university degree in accounting and finance
  • 4 to 7 years of experience with at least one year of supervisory experience.
Knowledge and skills (general and technical)
  • Advanced knowledge/skill with Microsoft Excel including charts, formulas and pivot tables. Strong communication/organization/multi-tasking skills.
Other requirements (licenses, certifications, specialized training)
  • Knowledge of Oracle Financials or other similar enterprise systems.
  • Qualified Accountant (CPA) or MBA a plus.