Black & Veatch Accounting Operations Manager in Overland Park, Kansas

Accounting Operations Manager

KS-Overland Park


Date published:30-Jul-2017

Opportunity:Experienced Hire

Business Line:Corporate-Finance

Business Plan:FIN


Primary Purpose:

Leadership role responsible for overseeing the day to day activities and supervision of a group of accounting operations professionals. Responsible for performing advanced-level accounting duties, such as month-end close and complex reconciliations. Typically responsible for analysis, reporting and special projects as assigned. Serves as a trusted business advisor to internal clients and the businesses lines. Provides resolution of complex and/or high-risk issues. Advises, mentors and supports accounting operations activities in accordance with company policy and procedures. Works under minimal supervision.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable: • Monitor Markview/Oracle Accounts Payable system performance. Troubleshoot and/or escalates issues accordingly. • Monitor and review accounts payable processes for indication of invoice processing issues and working to resolve issues in a timely manner. • Ensure all Expenses Reports are accurate and completely processed on time. • Develop and deliver training on supplier specifications. • Train professionals on invoice automation. • Oversee payment processing (ACH, Wire, Batch Wire, EDI, manual checks, system generated checks, etc.) for all Black & Veatch legal entities in various currencies across the globe. • Answers complex invoicing questions. • Manage multi-entity, multi-currency month-end close for accounts payable which includes identification, resolution and prevention of sub-ledger to ledger variances.

Accounts Receivable: Ensure cash application process is performed accurately and timely. • Review unapplied cash balances to drive resolution. • Ensure escheatment processes are compliant with regulations.

General Ledger: Identify and resolve general ledger variances for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, or Project Costing transactions.

Reconciliation: • Work with internal and external customers to reconcile complex financial issues. Identify, assess and resolve complex financial issues.

Financial Analysis: • Completes analysis for special projects as assigned.

Financial Reporting: • Provide special reports as assigned.

Expense Reporting/ Corporate Card Program: • Ensure compliance with the Global Travel & Entertainment program. • Act as subject matter expert to advise on resolution of escalated expense issues.

Compliance: • Provides direction and recommendations based on company policies and government regulations to team. • Verifies and authorizes AR adjustments for small balances or bad debt as needed. • Supports, improves, and tests the control environment (separation of duties, positive pay procedures, etc.) • Review, test, and update process narratives for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

Project Management: Identify, assess, and implement project requirements for identified projects within scope of responsibility.

Primary Clients: • Accounting Operations Team, Project Accountants, Financial Application Specialists, Statutory Accountants, Suppliers, Payroll, Corporate/Regional Controller, Finance managers, Travel Program Administrator, Corporate Card Administrator, Corporate Card Issuer, Internal Audit, External Audit, Tax, Operation Manager, Business Management

Systems: Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, Power Point) • Microsoft Power BI• Markview • Oracle ERP (AP, GL, AR, Cost, Project Accounting) • Business Intelligence Center (in-house) • Documentum • DSS (in-house)

Supervisory and Resource Management Responsibilities: • As a manager, provides direction to an assigned group. Typically oversees performance management, career planning, recognition, learning and development. Aligns individual goals with that of department, business line and corporation. Evaluates training needs to prepare for staff growth and development. • Responsibilities may include metrics. Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively developed, implemented, and communicated for workgroup. Ensures adherence to corporate and business line programs. • Identifies and assesses improvement opportunities which will add value. Champions continuous improvement efforts. Assesses and supports the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements. Proactively supports, encourages and facilitates staff to engage in continuous improvement activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree (in Accounting or Finance, preferred) or equivalent experience. Typically 7+ years related experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Master Business Administration (MBA) or MS in Accounting or Chartered, preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Preferred Technical Competencies: • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Intermediate • Microsoft Access, Basic • Knowledge of Black & Veatch Systems, Advanced • Knowledge of percent complete accounting, Basic Intermediate • Technical accounting knowledge, Intermediate • Knowledge of Financial Statement analysis, Intermediate • Knowledge of foreign currency terminology and concepts, Intermediate Preferred Non-Technical Competencies: • Customer Focus • Organizing • Planning • Written Communications • Drive for Results • Informing • Peer Relationships • Dealing with Ambiguity • Business Acumen • Decision Quality • Problem Solving • Developing Direct Reports and Others • Presentation Skills • Confronting Direct Reports

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