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Senior Accounting Manager



Accounting & Finance
Atlanta, GA, USA · Georgia, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Job Summary

Are you a detail-oriented professional with a passion for accounting and financial management? The Teachers Retirement System of Georgia is seeking a dedicated Senior Accounting Manager to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in managing and performing a variety of professional accounting, financial reporting, and budget functions under general supervision.

As an integral member of our team, you will:

· Develop and implement solutions to complex accounting issues.

· Assist in applying professional standards.

· Perform a diverse range of accounting duties, including oversight of accounts payable, payroll functions, and the monthly closing of accounts.

This position requires a minimum of 5+ years of management and supervisory experience, ensuring you have the expertise to lead and mentor your team effectively. Additionally, the role offers a broad scope of responsibilities, ensuring that each day brings new and challenging tasks.

If you have strong organizational skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to meet demanding deadlines, we encourage you to apply and support both Teachers Retirement System of Georgia and Employees’ Retirement System in maintaining their financial integrity. Join us and contribute to our commitment to excellence in financial management.

This position will report directly to the Assistant Controller and play an instrumental role in the Financial Services Division.

Minimum Qualifications & Education

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from accredited college or university

· 7+ years of progressively responsible work experience in accounting, financial reporting, and analysis

· CPA or other relevant professional certification

· 5+ years of management or supervisory experience

· Strong computer skills including advanced Excel

· Strong oral and written communication skills

· Strong problem solving skills, advanced accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills

· Organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

Preferred Additional qualifications

· 3+ years audit experience

· Microsoft Dynamics, Management Reporter, and WDesk experience

Additional Eligibility & Qualifications (certificates, Special equipment)



· Manages the daily activities of financial services to ensuring that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner

· Manages daily Cash Management function to ensure accurate and appropriate bank account balances

· Reviews and approves check requests ensuring correct amount and proper expense account

· Prepare budgets and forecasts

o Prepares line item budgets; interacting with division directors and key staff members

o Analyzes division budget data and provides recommendations

o Prepare monthly and annual communication to the Office of Planning and Budget and monitor progress of budgets through their system

o Ensure budgetary reports are produced accurately and timely

o Initiate and monitor monthly allotment requests utilizing the Planning and Budget System

o Collect, compile, and submit budget program performance measures data to OPB

o Prepare periodic cash forecasts for Division of Investment Services

· Plan and coordinate the strategic planning process

o Collect and analyze data from various divisions and provide guidance

o Compile and submit annual plan to OPB

o Monitor goals, strategies, and measures and report as needed

· Responsible for the preparation and coordination of deliverables associated with annual and interim federal and state tax filings; assist with quarterly tax calculations

o Prepare and review the quarterly and year-end tax returns

o Manage and facilitate resolution of IRS and State tax issues: preparing responses, creating schedules, etc.

o Research various tax issues

· Assist in accounting closes and preparation of financial statements and reports

o Complete monthly and year-end financial reports to include the preparation of journal entries, variance analysis, & the review and revision of disclosures

o Assist with the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR)

o Assist with the preparation of the annual GASB 68 and 75 reporting

o Ensure financial statements and reports are produced accurately and timely

o Maintain a detailed understanding of the accounting systems including a detailed reconciliation between reports

o Monitor and analyze expenditures

o Apply GAAP knowledge to financial statements to address new standards and changes

o Review, analyze, and reconcile financial information

o Identify and implement process improvements.

· Assist in managing and staffing Financial Services with qualified personnel capable of meeting the objectives and responsibilities of the department:

o Interview, hire, supervise, plan, assign, coordinate, and direct the activities of assigned personnel

o Make staffing decisions including evaluating performance, coaching and appraising performance, administering disciplinary action, prioritizing department requests, reviewing completed work, and training assigned personnel as needed on accounting processes

o Address and resolve employee issues as they arise

· Assist with annual financial, budgetary, ACFR, and GASB 68 and 75 audits

o Responsible for the preparation and coordination of deliverables associated with requests from external auditors

o Review insurance policies, ensure adequate coverage is maintained, and compile and submit required reporting

· Design and code financial reports utilizing Microsoft Dynamics Management Reporter and WDesk reporting tools

o Assist with systems enhancements, implementations, and balancing

· Assess accounting policies and procedures and implement improvements

o Perform technical research and resolution of accounting matters as needed, including documentation of conclusions

o Evaluate and maintain internal controls

o Makes recommendations designed to improve efficiency

· Support all work of the Financial Services Division as needed

o Provide oversight and guidance to other team members

o Special projects as assigned

· Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Knowledge of the practices of public administration and management.

· Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

· Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.

· Knowledge of FASB, GASB, and GFOA reporting requirements.

· Knowledge of actuarial principles and concepts.

· Knowledge of state budget policies and procedures.

· Knowledge of accounting and software packages

· Skill in analyzing financial statements.

· Skill in problem solving and decision making.

· Skill in critical thinking.

· Strong attention to detail.

· Ability to communicate across all level of the agency.

· Ability to meet required deadlines.

· Ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a focused manner.

· Ability to work independently with minimum direction.

· Maintains confidences and handles confidential information with appropriate discretion.

· Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

· Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

· Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.

· Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and staff.

Work Environment

The work is typically performed in an office environment. The occasional teleworking option may also be available.

Physical Demands of the Job

The physical demands of the work job is sedentary work which involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will also regularly be required to talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily

receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for the next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive a notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Candidates for this position are subject to a reference and a background check.

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