Accounting Manager (PA, Harrisburg)

May 3, 2024

Job Summary:

The Accounting Manager with AmericanTCS will oversee general accounting operations by recording, reviewing and verifying financial transactions.

Responsibilities include overseeing the work produced by staff members, reconciling account balances, financial activity, and bank statements and preparing month-end close entries. A successful candidate combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts.

Location: Harrisburg, PA or Pittsburgh, PA area and will work in a hybrid capacity.



Manage all month-end recording activities related to subsets of the business, including oversight of journal entry preparation, resolving errors and providing explanations on variances.
Review and verify the accuracy of journal entries, accounting classifications and the work of less experienced accountants.
Manage all activities related to expenses including the timing of recognition and classification for subsets of the business.
Support month-end and year-end close process, including preparation of journal entries recording revenue accruals, expense accruals and other adjusting entries.
Prepare financial statements and other financial analyses by business unit to identify any errors in recording or trends that need to be addressed
Develop thorough understanding of data sources used in calculation of revenues and external expenses, including internally developed billing systems, retirement plan recordkeeping systems, price schedules, and servicing agreements.
Work closely with the Accounts Receivable team and Staff Accountants in reconciling Accounts Receivable balances and addressing any discrepancies as they arise.
Review / prepare bank reconciliations as assigned.
Oversee the reconciliation of general ledger accounts monthly.
Produce accurate accounting reports and present their results.
Analyze financial information and summarize financial status.
Develop reports as needed to assist management and other employees of the company.
Identify errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending.
Provide technical support and advice on accounting system.
Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures.
Participate in financial standards setting and in budget/forecast process.
Provide input into department’s goal setting process.
Assist with tax audits and tax returns.
Assist in coordinating internal and external audits to ensure compliance. Liaise with department and corporate finance teams to organize audit documentation and respond to audit requests in a timely manner.
Assist in preparing the audited financial statements for a standalone audited legal entity
Plan, assign and review other team member’s work.
Assist in developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
Ensure all entries are coded appropriately in the accounting system.
Ensure compliance with GAAP principles and remain current on the latest accounting pronouncements.
Liaise with department and corporate finance teams to improve financial procedures.
Ad hoc requests as needed.


Skills & Experience:

BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant.
Experience in a corporate accounting setting with month-end close experience of 8+ years.
Relevant certifications (e.g. CMA or CPA) are a plus.
Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures.
In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Awareness of business trends.
Experience with general ledger and journal functions and the month-end/year-end close process.
Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, experience in MS Dynamics 365 for Finance a plus.
Strong MS Excel skills with the ability to analyze and condense data through pivot tables, lookups and other functions.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills.
Ability to learn new systems quickly.

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