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Manager Centralized Accounting

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Summary:

Supervises the accounting staff that records financial data and generates advisor commission payments for MPs and MDs in the Field Financial System for the offices the team services.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Proactively manages personnel and technical issues and assists in resolving these issues by providing research and resolution options while considering individual contributor performance.
  • Work with internal HO teams to develop strategies that impact Field Office accounting data and advisor commission payments for the offices the team services.
  • Conducts financial statement/financial health reviews to assess current state and trends of the MP or MDs accounting data. This includes in-depth research and analysis of sources of accounting data as needed.
  • Consult with team accounting personnel to develop skills in managing the books and records for the MPs and MD offices the team services.
  • Provide Field Office onboarding consultations to ensure proper transfer of accounting procedures to the CAS team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance required.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of related business experience working with and supervising transactional accounting, reviewing financial statements, and using spreadsheet tools.
  • Broad knowledge of the company’s products, distribution system, field compensation and sales reporting required.
  • Strong analytical skills with the proven ability to analyze business problems and make decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple employees simultaneously and carry out diverse assignments in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and acceptance at all levels within the Home Office and Field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate complex technical or financial information to various audiences to gain common understanding.

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