Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Manager of General Accounting, to join the Finance and Accounting Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. The Manager of General Accounting is responsible for the accurate and timely recording of the Institution’s Financial Accounting transactions. The Manager will work to ensure that all financial transactions are recorded in line with GAAP and ensure that any necessary changes required due to the introduction of new Accounting Standards or updates to existing Accounting Standards are implemented proactively to the Institution. The Manager will ensure the existence of effective internal controls over accounting transactions within the business processes.
The Manager of General Accounting works as a leader on the general accounting team and will manage 3-4 direct reports. This position will consciously foster a positive proactive work environment, set performance goals and review and evaluate staff performance. The manager will encourage staff development and growth. The Manager will also work closely and collaboratively with other teams in the Finance & Accounting department.
The Manager of General Accounting will apply sound analytical skills to identify opportunities for enhanced reporting while maintaining adequate internal controls. Strong reconciliation skills are required.
Minimum of 5 years accounting experience in a large multi-faceted organization
Hands on experience of general ledger accounting & balance sheet reconciliation.
Excellent analytical skills.
Expertise in driving continuous improvement and business process management to incorporate system & technology advances
Strong analytical, technical, and computer skills.
Intermediate/ Advanced Microsoft Excel user.
Highly developed attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong work ethic and willingness to work flexible hours to meeting deadlines.
Proactive with an ability to effectively manage deadlines & multiple priorities
Pride in performance with high ethical standards
Ability to plan, organize, implement & review the work of staff members.
Ability to work effectively in a collegial manner across all levels of the Institution, maintaining a professional demeanor.
Proven experience as an accounting supervisor
Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures, in-depth understanding of Generally accepted principle (GAAP), awareness of business trends, familiarity with financial accounting statements, experience with general ledger functions and month-end/year end close process
Non-profit/government experience preferred
Hands on experience with regulatory compliance accounting
Experience in Public Accounting a plus
This position is mostly sedentary. This position requires repetitive motion. Occupational requirements include hearing, talking, working with others, and working alone. Prolonged work hours as projects may require.