The Senior Accounting Manager, Commissions, is a key leadership position within the Controller's organization, responsible for the accounting and financial reporting of sales incentives. This role reports to the Director, Revenue Accounting, and leads a team of managers and individual contributors. The position will partner closely with Commission Operations, Marketing, Technology, Credit, FP&A, Legal, Tax, Financial Reporting, other Accounting teams, and has significant interaction across finance leadership including Directors, the Controller and the Chief Accounting Officer.
The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in technical and operational accounting, process and control frameworks with problem solving abilities and experience both implementing and optimizing complex systems and processes. The role will lead the accounting impact and solution design for various business initiatives impacting sales incentives. This is a highly dynamic and continuously evolving area of business; the ideal candidate works well through ambiguity, thrives in a fast-paced and changing environment, and possesses excellent leadership and communication skills.
Set team vision and provide leadership in alignment with the overall department and corporate objectives. Hire, coach, train and lead a high caliber and diverse team of professional accountants.
Manage the monthly financial close processes over sales incentive areas. Ensure changes in business operations are accurately captured in the financial results.
Maintain knowledge of current accounting standards and SEC reporting requirements to ensure proper application in close and consolidation process. Perform technical accounting research, prepare memos and facilitate discussion with accounting leadership and the Accounting Policy team to reach alignment on accounting treatment.
Review journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, variance analyses, and disclosure schedules in accordance with accounting policies (both US GAAP and IFRS).
Ensure appropriate controls are in place throughout certain areas of accounting responsibilities.
Ensure quarter-end review and year-end financial audit processes are effectively supported and any issues are resolved appropriately and in a timely manner.
Communicate regularly with operational business partners to identify issues and areas for operational improvement, share knowledge about financial trends and upcoming changes.
Effectively partner with cross-functional teams to support business initiatives, drive process improvements and implement best practices.
Develop accounting solutions for enterprise projects, new product offerings and process simplification and improvements.
About Aston Carter:
Aston Carter is a distinguished global provider of recruitment and staffing services to companies requiring highly specialized business professionals. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aston Carter has an unrivaled commitment to delivering first class service to clients and business professionals across a variety of disciplines, including Accounting and Finance as well as Governance, Risk and Compliance. With more than 60 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Aston Carter provides local, regional and global expertise to drive value and meet our customers' unique needs. Aston Carter is a division of Aerotek. Aerotek is an operating company of Allegis Group, a global talent solutions provider.