Accounting Manager

Accounting and Finance Vacaville, California


Description

Summary: The Accounting Management team leads the daily operations of the accounting department. Prepares financial reports and reconciliations, and ensures accurate and timely completion of financial records in compliance with GAAP and credit union practices. This team provides important information about Travis Credit Union’s (TCU) current financial performance, thereby playing an essential part of moving TCU closer to reaching current and future financial goals.

Profile:

  • Leads, trains, evaluates, coaches, professionally develops and motivates staff. Works with the AVP, Controller, in setting and monitoring performance goals. Promotes a work environment that encourages involvement, initiative and teamwork. Regularly reviews processes and workflows, with a focus on improving efficiencies.
  • Prepares monthly balance sheet and income statement as well as various other accounting statements and reports in accordance with GAAP.
  • Prepares and/or oversees the completion of regulatory reports such as CALL report, VISA quarterly report, IRS Form 945, California DE-9 and others as needed. Principal preparer to NCUA regulatory CALL reporting.
  • Prepares general ledger reconciliations and reviews those prepared by accounting staff and other departments.
  • Reviews and approves departmental transactions for accuracy, completeness and presentation.
  • Prepares the journal entry, including all supporting schedules, for the Allowance for Loan Loss account.
  • Keeps current with accounting trends and regulatory requirements. Evaluates policies and procedures, recommends changes, and drafts updated procedures.
  • Works with the Finance department to create quarterly reforecasts and annual budgets relating to rents, fixed assets, AR/AP, and other accounts for which Accounting is the responsible department.
  • Develops cost accounting methodologies designed to develop and implement product and branch costing models
  • Analyzes financial reports and records, and makes recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets and expenditures.
  • Coordinates accounting matters with other departments, vendors and/or other stakeholders. Serves as the primary liaison in intra-departmental meetings to represent the perspective of Accounting as it relates to GAAP, process flow, and GL balancing.  Works with auditors/examiners on year-end and comprehensive audits.
  • Interacts daily with team members and/or functional peer groups. Interaction normally involves exchange or presentation of factual information. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel.
  • Frequently interacts with assigned supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company. Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
  • Evaluates budget and what-if scenarios versus historical financial data. Compiles, prepares, analyzes and presents management information to various audiences.
  • Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers. Interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers or management or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.
  • Directs and controls the activities of a broad functional area through several department managers within the company. Maintains overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.

 Skills:

  • Solid knowledge of all areas of accounting.
  • Ability to provide leadership, support, motivation and professional development to staff.
  • Basic understanding of credit union products and services.
  • Ability to interact with various departments to negotiate solutions arising from various departmental projects.
  • Expert in Excel and database software reporting tools.
  • Professional verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multitask and meet timeframes with accuracy.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience.
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory/management over accounting functions.
  • Financial institution accounting experience preferred.
  • Budget modeling experience preferred.