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Accounting Manager in Denver, CO at Lucas Group

Date Posted: 10/8/2018

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Job Description

 The fastest growing e-commerce jewelers in the world, and the leader in ethical origin fine jewelry. A team of dedicated individuals with a common goal of creating a more sustainable, transparent, and compassionate jewelry industry. Searching for bright and passionate people who are excited to make an impact from day one and grow with the company to take on greater responsibility over time. 

A jewelry company is partnering with Lucas Group in search of a Accounting Manager

Job Description:

The Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the AP/AR departments. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining strong AP/AR practices and procedures, and internal controls in conformity to US GAAP. You will also be responsible for communication and implementation of these practices and procedures throughout the organization, and leading key AP/AR process improvement projects. The Accounting Manager will also support the preparation of monthly and year-end close and Financial Statement production, as well as tax and regulatory filings. The ideal candidate will have a strong track-record of making process improvements in the within a rapidly growing finance and accounting team. This role thrives in a fast-paced startup environment and has the ability to be effective with finite resources. We are looking for a candidate comfortable operating in a very hands-on fashion, and be comfortable getting into the details of individual accounting and billing transactions.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day to day AP/AR operations
  • Develop and implement internal controls and processes across AP/AR and other accounting functions to drive best practices, improve efficiencies and ensure US GAAP compliance
  • Manage and develop AP/AR team
  • Support month-end closing process
  • Support local, state, and federal government reporting and tax filings
  • Support and be an active member of project teams
  • Act as a liaison between the Finance team and Sales, Operations and Marketing regarding accounting processes and procedures
  • Respond to inquiries from the VP of Finance & Technology, Controller, Senior Leadership and company managers
  • Support the preparation of financial statements and financial audits
  • Support payroll preparation

Specific qualifications:

  • BS degree in Accounting preferred (CPA a plus)
  • 4+ years’ experience in accounting, including at least 2 years in a managerial capacity
  • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and experience in applying principles in practice
  • Experience in closing a general ledger and/or audit, account reconciliation, JE preparation and support
  • Experience in driving accounting process improvements
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized
  • Intermediate experience with ERP systems, NetSuite a plus
  • Ability to work across an organization with very good communication skills
  • Ability to quickly assimilate an understanding of business operations
  • Experience developing and improving internal controls
  • Experience with a range of tax and regulatory filings
  • Experience working with external auditors
  • Experience with payroll preparation
  • Retail or e-commerce experience/exposure preferred
  • Ability to handle long-term projects and urgent tasks seamlessly
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional time management skills and accountability
  • Ability to think critically and adapt quickly in a flexible environment
  • Team player with an ability to work collaboratively
  • Entrepreneurial spirit / self-starter
  • Strong computer skills
  • Interest in socially and environmentally responsible organizations and products