24 Hour Fitness, INC. Accounting Manager in San Ramon, California

LOCATION 12647 Alcosta Blvd San Ramon CA 94583

JOB SUMMARY:

The Accounting Manager supervises and directs accounting staff in the performance of the month-end close, audit support, ad-hoc analyses, process improvement, Sarbanes-Oxley testing and gap remediation and other projects. The Accounting Manager coaches and leads the team to provide excellent customer service to our business owners and accounting leadership. The Accounting Manager is an active participant of the management team in the achievement of the accounting department's goals and initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Monthly Close

  • Lead the Accounting team during the monthly close by providing guidance on both business and accounting issues.

  • Oversee day to day responsibilities for business inquires and questions.

  • Review and approve journal entries, variance analysis commentary and reconciliations for selected balance sheet and income statement accounts.

  • Research business transactions and document accounting issues; summarize results in written memorandum.

  • Review and ensure completion of key accounting reports and analysis.

  • Partner with Information Technology to troubleshoot and resolve system issues.

2. Special Projects Management/Processes Improvement

  • Oversight and complete work on ad hoc reporting and analysis requests from the business related their area of responsibility.

  • Communicate and partner with the business as subject matter experts on various projects.

  • Identify and implement opportunities with team to streamline existing processes and eliminate redundant or non-value added work, particularly with the use of Excel or Access.

  • Lead, implement or control special projects.

3. External Audits, Interim and Year End

  • Work with team and Director of Accounting on preparing and reviewing external auditor interim and annual audit schedules.

  • Explain complex accounting and business issues to the auditors.

  • Work with auditors and staff to resolve issues and to make appropriate corrections to business processes going forward.

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS

The Accounting Manager reports to the Director of Accounting or Vice President of Accounting. This position directly supervises Senior and Staff Accountants. The business partner relationships within the organization include (but not limited to): Financial Planning & Analysis, Information Technology, Retail, Procurement, Club Operations, Compensation, Risk Management, Payroll, Benefits, Facilities, and Development. The Accounting Manager has frequent interaction with the Director of Accounting, Vice President of Accounting, and Senior Vice President of Finance.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work with confidential data.

  • Strong leadership and managerial skills.

  • Ability to appropriately communicate with all levels in the organization.

  • Ability to speak and write effectively including preparation of clear concise records and reports.

  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and complete assignments.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with business partners.

  • Ability to use initiative and sound independent judgment in the course of undertaking assigned responsibilities.

  • Ability to read and interpret Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Ability to prepare written memorandums summarizing accounting research.

  • Exercise good judgment in elevating issues to management timely.

  • Experience in making process improvements and/or recommendations to eliminate redundant or non-value added processes.

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills including v-lookup formulas.

  • Intermediate experience in other Microsoft software, e.g., Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Skills in exercising resourcefulness in meeting and solving problems.

  • Ability to interact with external auditors.

Minimum Educational Level/Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent professional experience.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required.

Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications

  • 7+ years of work experience with increasing professional responsibilities.

  • 2+ years of supervisory experience.

  • Large company background experience.

  • Professional level accounting experience should include but is not limited to, general accounting financial statement preparation and research of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Physical Demands/ Environmental Conditions

  • Computer use for extended periods of time.

Travel Requirement

  • Occasional travel maybe required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access including creating of new databases, importing data from other applications and developing queries.

Educational Level/Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Work Experience and Qualification

  • Experience working in a multi-location service environment.

  • Experience working with multiple system domains.

  • "Big Four" Accounting firm experience.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.

FUNCTIONAL GROUP Finance and Accounting

FULL-TIME Full-time