Accounting Manager, Finance Department

 

ABOUT THE ANA

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers)’s mission is to drive growth for marketing professionals, for brands and businesses, and for the industry. Growth is foundational for all participants in the ecosystem. The ANA seeks to align those interests by leveraging the 12-point ANA Masters Circle agenda, which has been endorsed and embraced by the ANA Board of Directors and the Global CMO Growth Council. The ANA’s membership consists of more than 1,600 domestic and international companies, including more than 1,000 client-side marketers and nonprofit fundraisers and 600 marketing solutions providers (data science and technology companies, ad agencies, publishers, media companies, suppliers, and vendors). Collectively, ANA member companies represent 20,000 brands, engage 50,000 industry professionals, and invest more than $400 billion in marketing and advertising annually.

LOCATION:

New York, NY 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Accounting Manager is responsible for working with the SVP of Finance and the Director of Finance to ensure that the department is the best in class, value-added finance group that helps the organization to grow and fulfill its mission. This includes meeting all internal and external reporting deadlines, maintaining compliance with all regulations, providing accurate and timely reporting, and staying on top of all the needs of the department and organization. A successful candidate will have an intense commitment to being extremely organized, oriented toward supporting top management, and able to analyze data. Additionally, this candidate is expected to provide thoughtful conclusions and suggestions and be adaptable in the face of change and growth.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
  • Perform account analysis and discuss the variances
  • Prepare various schedules to support GL accounts records
  • Record dues, sponsorship and events revenue
  • Prepare deferred revenue analysis schedule • Record expenses for various accounts
  • Prepare bank reconciliation for multiple bank accounts
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly reporting
  • Assist Director of Finance with various special reports
  • Assists in the development and implementation of systems and procedures, with an eye toward continuing to develop and improve systems
  • Participate in the development of the annual budget
  • Work with various departments providing actual expense analysis and assist with monthly year-end forecast Assist with tax return preparation as needed
  • Assist and support audit activities
  • Conform to accounting practices pursuant to annual audit requirements and stay current with changes to accounting practices per GAAP standards Other
  • Assist with strategic initiatives as assigned• Fulfill additional responsibilities as requested or assigned
COMPETENCIES SOUGHT:
  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical- synthesizes complex or diverse information
  • Design – demonstrates attention to detail
  • Problem Solving – gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively
  • Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team spirit
  • Ethics - Works with integrity; upholds organizational values
  • Adaptability – able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities
  • Judgment - exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains the rationale for decisions
  • Quality - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Quantity - Strives to increase productivity
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or relevant area of study
  • Minimum of 5 years’ progressive experience working in an Accounting/Finance department.
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP required
  • Nonprofit experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel
  • Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to other employees in the organization
  • Knowledge of CYMA accounting system a plus WORK
ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception, and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

OUR COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS, INCENTIVES, AND PERKS:

Comprehensive health and wellness benefits, 401k match, flexible scheduling, generous Paid Time Off program, designated work from home days, summer Fridays, casual dress code, incentives and rewards

TO APPLY:

If your skills, experience, and enthusiasm align with this position's requirements and responsibilities, please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume. Only applicants with salary requirements will be considered. Application materials should be sent to careers@ana.net.