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Accounting Manager

Req ID: J2281060

  • Ubicación
    Clinton, MA, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Categoría Finanzas
  • Publicado jueves, 5 de agosto de 2021
  • Tipo Tiempo completo
  • Tipo de Empleo Empleado Permanente

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JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the management and maintenance of general accounting systems to provide records of assets, liabilities and financial transactions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Recruitment and Retention:
·         Recruit, interview and hire Accounting Services and other related positions.
·         Communicate criteria to recruiters for Accounting Services and other related position candidates.
·         Coach Accounting staff in the interviewing/hiring process.
·         Monitor team member turnover; identify key factors that can be improved; make improvements.

Employee and Team Development:
·         Identify individual and team strengths and development needs on an ongoing basis.
·         Create and/or validate training curriculum in area of responsibility.
·         Coach and mentor Accounting staff to deliver excellence to every internal and external customer.
·         Create and manage succession plans for the Accounting function.

Performance Management:
·         Establish clear measurable goals and objectives by which to determine individual and team results (i.e. operational metrics, results against project timelines, training documentation, attendance records, knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities, personal development goals).
·         Solicit ongoing feedback from Workcell Manager (WCM), Business Unit Manager (BUM), peers and team member on team member’s contribution to the workcell team. Provide ongoing coaching and counseling to team member based on feedback.
·         Express pride in staff and encourage them to feel good about their accomplishments.
·         Perform team member evaluations professionally and on time.
·         Drive individuals and the team to continuously improve in key operational metrics and the achievement of the organizational goals.
·         Coordinate activities of large teams and keep them focused in times of crises.
·         Ensure recognition and rewards are managed fairly and consistently in area of responsibility.

Communication:
·         Provide weekly communication forum for the exchange of ideas and information with the department.
·         Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style.
·         Ask questions; encourage input from staff.
·         Assess communication style of individual team members and adapt own communication style accordingly.

FUNCTIONAL MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Business Strategy and Direction:
·         Know and understand the campus strategic directions.
·         Define, develop and implement an Accounting strategy which contributes to the campus strategic directions.
·         Develop an understanding of the workcell business strategy as it pertains to Accounting.
·         Provide regular updates to BUM, WCM, and Operations Manager on the execution of the strategy.

Cost Management:
·         Identify creative ways to reduce cost by streamlining processes and systems (i.e. modification of responsibilities or consolidation


of tasks, elimination of non-value-added processes, or complete re-engineering of processes and systems).
·         Utilize tools to monitor departmental cost and cost trends, striving continuously to improve value.
·         Provide feedback to peers (BUMs, WCMs, Functional Managers (FMs) on cost and cost trends.

Forecast Development and Accuracy:
·         Prepare timely forecasts for the department.
·         Compare forward forecast results to historical actual results for trend assessment and analysis.

TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
·         Manage and delegate the daily tasks of direct reports in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Staff Accountants for inter-company freight and consignment.
·         Coordinate reporting to corporate finance and auditor requirements.
·         Formulates and administers approved accounting practices throughout the department to ensure that financial and operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business and provide reliable information necessary to control operations.
·         Address issues with suppliers, vendors and customers.
·         Educate processes to Planner/Buyers, Project Managers and Production Control to minimize discrepancies in accounts payable and accounts receivable modules.
·         Review processes and implements improvements in transacting accounts payable and accounts receivable.
·         Assist Accounts Payable Processors with questions on invoices/statements.
·         Assist Accounts Receivable staff on customer accounts.
·         Assist Jabil buyers on proper procedures (blocked invoices, RMA returns, vendor terms).
·         Assist Jabil Project Management on customer invoice issues.
·         Represent upper management in meeting with customers and suppliers.
·         Errors may impact profits through budget variances and disruption of operations.
·         Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor.
·         Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy.
·         Drive continuous improvement through trend reporting analysis and metrics management.
·         Assess the adequacy of data gathering methods utilized by the workcells.
·         Assure that procedures and work instructions are efficient and not redundant.
·         Offer new ideas and suggestions for improvement. Identify and implement new practices and processes that are “best in field.”
·         Demonstrate a commitment to customer service; anticipate, meet, and exceed expectations by solving problems quickly and effectively; making customer issues a priority.
·         Effectively negotiate contracts, pricing, or other situations with suppliers and/or customers
·         Establish new measurement systems if/where possible.
·         Exchange knowledge and information with other Jabil facilities to ensure best practices are shared throughout the Jabil organization.
·         Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor.
·         Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy.
·         May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

·         Knowledge of Jabil’s software packages in an integrated system such as SAP.
·         Strong knowledge of global and regional logistics operations and industry.
·         Strong proficiency in determining logistics requirements to enable company’s business goals and objectives with ability to devise and implement strategy to achieve targets.
·         Strong financial and analytical ability. Proficiency in managing business analytics to determine optimum company footprint.


·         Strong knowledge of international direct and indirect taxes as well as global customs regimes.
·         Proven track record of successful change management accomplishments, implementing and management continuous productivity and cost reduction programs.
·         Strong and convincing communication skills.
·         Proficiency in use of personal computers, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and e-mail skills required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management.
·         6 to 8 years experience in a relevant Jabil financial position OR equivalent external work experience.
·         Minimum 5 years experience in a supervisory or management role within an accounting department.
·         CPA Certificate or advanced degree is preferred.
·         Or a combination of education, experience and/or training.

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