Accounting Manager

SDI Media is currently seeking an Accounting Manager that has strong communication, accounting, and customer service skills. The successful candidate must have a minimum of five years accounting experience and a college degree in accounting.

  • Prepare accurate accounting and reporting for SDI USA under US GAAP.
  • Oversee processes to ensure JSOX compliance.
  • Drive month end close activities including preparation of month end close calendar.
  • Review monthly reconciliations including cash, intercompany, CAPEX, accruals, and other balance sheet accounts.
  • Review journal entries, including bank transactions, accruals, amortization and depreciation.
  • Prepare month-end accruals and deferrals relating to revenue and production costs.
  • Perform month-end analysis relating to direct margin, FPC/SG&A, and month-to-month fluctuations.
  • Work closely with Operations to identify variance outliers and changes to reported revenue/cost.
  • Oversee unbilled revenue and prepare related weekly/monthly reports for the Operations team.
  • Prepare monthly reporting package to submit to Corporate.
  • Manage cash flow and provide weekly reports to Corporate.
  • Review monthly wire batches of contractor payments.
  • Oversee new client onboarding and assessment of credit checks.
  • Direct supervision of and collaboration with USA Senior Accountant, Junior Accountant, Accounts Receivable Supervisor, Accounts Payable Supervisor, and Collections Analyst.
  • Temporarily, supervise Accounting Manager in our Mexico office.
  • Assist direct reports with time management and the meeting of deadlines.
  • Assist in developing and refining processes and standards including streamlining and improving workflows, working alongside Operations to ensure all needs are met.
  • Implement process improvements to decrease overtime worked by staff.
  • Motivate, mentor and train staff.
  • Assign projects and direct staff to ensure compliance and accuracy.
  • Review schedules for quarterly reviews and year-end audit.
  • Facilitate audit requests and questions with internal and external auditors.
  • Complete other projects as assigned by VP of Finance Americas.

 

Must be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good technical understanding
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex subject matters
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Self-motivation
  • Proactivity
  • Ability to work independently and on own initiative
  • Ability to be an excellent team player
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • US GAAP knowledge.
  • Proven knowledge of accounting principles, practices, standards and regulations.
  • Minimum 5-7 years operational and financial accounting and reporting required.
  • Advanced Excel skills required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior management and collaborate with staff at all organizational levels across various business units is required.
  • Must have discretion with handling confidential or sensitive information.
  • Must work overtime when needed.
  • Microsoft Navision experience is a plus.
  • CPA firm experience with auditing exposure a plus (CPA not required).