Accounting Manager

Job Summary

Brand K Partners, located in Franklin Lakes, NJ is a passionate team of highly skilled individuals devoted to improving the operational efficiencies of small to mid-sized organizations, specializing in the nonprofit sector. We work with our clients to create customized, affordable solutions to serve their bookkeeping and financial management needs while offering our employees a work-life balance.

Brand K Partners seeks a highly motivated and organized Accounting Manager, who will be responsible for performing high-level accounting work and financial transactions as well as managing relationships with various non-profit clients supported by our firm. The Accounting Manager will be the principal point of contact to clients and be responsible for communicating the financial health of client organizations to the Executive Team and/or Board of Directors. This job is based predominantly in our Franklin Lakes Office with some travel within the New York/New Jersey region.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

OPERATIONAL:

  • Process and/or manage payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Ensure accounts receivable and accounts payable are current (less than 90 days) for each client
  • Reconcile bank and credit card statements
  • Review all uncleared checks and deposits for items over 120 days
  • Review the Accountants’ monthly financial statements prior to submitting to clients
  • Analyze and prepare financial statements on a monthly basis
  • Prepare fiscal projections (cash/accrual) on an as-needed basis
  • Effectively analyze, communicate and present financial statements to the client’s Executive Team and/or Board of Directors on a monthly basis
  • Monitor restricted grants and forecast spending to ensure compliance with funding organizations
  • Prepare annual client budgets and present to the Executive Team and/or Board
  • Manage annual audits and ensure all required schedules are completed timely
  • Provide clients with strategic, fiscal guidance to improve and/or maintain the financial health of the organization
  • Assist clients with the preparation of the Form 990, 1099’s, and other benefit, tax and regulatory schedules
  • Provide supervision and direction to Bookkeeper/Junior Accountant supporting assigned clients
  • Attend Finance Committee meetings and/or Board Meeting upon request
  • Perform ad-hoc accounting tasks on an as-needed basis

CLIENT MANAGEMENT:

  • Actively participate in initial set-up meetings with clients to ensure a clear understanding of scope of work, client expectations, reporting requirements and points of organizational contact
  • Trouble-shoot all issues with clients in a timely manner
  • Maintain on-going contact with clients to assure quality customer service engagement and active monitoring of project work and deadlines
  • Coordinating reporting of key financial data with Executive Team and /or Board of Directors

EDUCATION | SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA or Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related area a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years of management experience within an Accounting or Finance department and/or managing clients
  • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting.
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Computer literacy with intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks

COMPETENCIES | PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Independent, self-starter with the ability to plan and prioritize work schedules
  • Ability to multi-task and work with multiple clients
  • Ability to build sustainable client relationships and trust with client accounts
  • Superior oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Brand K
  • A strong team collaborator
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise the work of others
  • Ability and willingness to travel to client sites as required

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Brand K Partners Is an Equal Opportunity Employer