Director of Accounting – Florida
We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Director of Accounting to join our client in Fort Lauderdale, FL and oversee the financial operations within the North America region. As the Director of Accounting, you will play a pivotal role in managing the accounting functions, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and policies, and driving financial efficiency and accuracy. The ideal candidate will possess extensive expertise in SAP and Excel, coupled with a strong understanding of accounting principles and practices. The position requires travel within the North America region.
- Lead and manage the accounting team responsible for the North America region, providing guidance, coaching, and mentorship to ensure optimal performance and professional development.
- Oversee the financial operations within the North America region, including general accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting, in compliance with company policies and relevant regulations.
- Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of financial statements, management reports, and other financial analyses to support business decision-making and provide insightful recommendations.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Operations, and Legal, to ensure alignment and effective communication regarding accounting policies, procedures, and financial results.
- Develop and maintain strong internal controls, implementing best practices to safeguard company assets, mitigate financial risks, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Stay abreast of changes in accounting standards, regulations, and industry practices, evaluating their potential impact on the organization and implementing necessary adjustments.
- Drive process improvements and automation initiatives within the accounting function, leveraging SAP and Excel expertise to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and reduce manual efforts.
- Manage relationships with external auditors, tax advisors, and regulatory authorities, coordinating audits, reviews, and tax filings to ensure compliance and address any inquiries or issues.
- Support strategic initiatives and business expansion activities by providing financial insights, conducting due diligence, and assisting with financial modeling and analysis as required.
- Foster a collaborative and positive work environment, promoting teamwork, open communication, and a culture of continuous improvement within the accounting team.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA designation is highly preferred.
- Extensive experience (8+ years) in accounting and finance roles, with a strong background in financial reporting, general accounting, and internal controls.
- Proven experience in a managerial or leadership position, demonstrating the ability to lead and develop a high-performing accounting team.
- In-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), financial regulations, and compliance requirements.
- Proficiency in SAP and Excel is essential. Familiarity with other financial systems and reporting tools is advantageous.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide strategic insights.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively present financial information to stakeholders at all levels.
- Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a commitment to accuracy and the ability to meet strict deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to drive process improvements, optimize workflows, and implement best practices within an accounting function.
- Comfortable with travel within the North America region to support business needs.
Thank you for your interest in this role, but this position is now closed. We encourage you to still submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for future opportunities that may align with your skills and experience. Thank you!