24 Hour Fitness, INC. Accounting Manager in San Ramon, California
LOCATION 12647 Alcosta Blvd San Ramon CA 94583
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. This position also interfaces directly with internal and external audit representatives. The Accounting Manager is an active participant of the management team in the achievement of the accounting department's goals and initiatives. This role directly supports the business on strategic initiatives. The Accounting Manager coaches and leads the team to provide excellent customer service to our business owners and accounting leadership.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILTIES Estimated % of Time Spent
- Monthly Close
Lead the Accounting team in areas of responsibility during the monthly close by providing guidance on both business and accounting issues.
Oversee day to day responsibilities for business inquiries 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 memoranda.
Review and ensure completion of key accounting reports and analyses.
Partner with Information Technology to troubleshoot and resolve system issues.
Runs key monthly business meetings on status of business initiatives and evaluates related impact on accounting.
- Special Projects Management/Processes Improvement
Communicate and partner with the business as subject matter expert on various projects.
Collaborate with operational business partners each month or more frequently as required to evaluate status on projects for appropriate accounting treatment.
Research, document, recommend and respond to questions on GAAP accounting treatment for Company projects.
Support strategic business initiatives directly with business owners by providing compliance oversight, accounting review, reporting and recommendations throughout the project.
Identify and implement opportunities with team to streamline existing processes and eliminate redundant or non-value added work.
Lead, implement or control special projects in partnership with accounting leadership in support of GAAP accounting and timely reporting related to strategic initiatives.
- External Audits, Interim and Year End
Maintain and report on compliance (SOX) for various activities.
Work with team and Directors of Accounting on preparing and reviewing external auditor interim and annual audit schedules.
Explain complex accounting and business issues to the auditors.
Work directly with internal and external audit representatives and staff to resolve issues
Review and recommend SOX control improvements or additions and makes appropriate corrections to business processes going forward.
Interface directly with government reporting entities on financial reporting matters. 10%
The Accounting Manager reports to the Senior Accounting Manager. This position directly supervises a Senior Accountant. The business partner relationships within the organization include, but are not limited to: Legal, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Treasury. The Accounting Manager has frequent interaction with the Directors of Accounting and the Senior Vice President of Accounting (Controller).
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 and 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 memoranda 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
Certified Public Accountant (CPA).*
Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications
10+ years of work experience with increasing professional responsibilities.
5+ 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
Work is performed in a standard office environment or remote 'at home' depending on business need.
Regularly required to work on standard office equipment (e.g. personal computer, copy machine etc.)
Ability to work on a computer for at least 8 hours per day
Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 20 pounds.
- Occasional travel may be required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of PeopleSoft or other major ERP or SaaS accounting system
Knowledge of Microsoft Access including creating of new databases, importing data from other applications and developing queries.
Work Experience and Qualification
Experience working in a multi-location service based company.
Experience working with multiple system environment.
"Big Four" Accounting firm experience.
FUNCTIONAL GROUP Finance and Accounting