RTI is seeking a Manager of General Ledger Accounting who will be responsible for all aspects of RTI’s external and internal financial reporting. This position will report to the Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting. Responsibilities include supervision of general ledger team, managing monthly financial close cycle and production of monthly financial statements in compliance with GAAP. This individual must be able to direct, train and support staff; have the ability to recognize interrelationship of issues which may identify potential internal control gaps or potential for financial misstatements. Individual must possess strong analytical skills to identify and mitigate financial statement risk. Additional responsibilities include coordination of annual audits and internal control compliance. A successful candidate will be able to work independently, be well organized, exhibit leadership qualities and have a customer service focus.
Manage the Corporate accounting team (3 -6 people).
Lead monthly financial close process, including significant account analysis.
Lead monthly financial statement and analysis.
Serve as the liaison between Corporate accounting, business units, revenue assurance team, and management to ensure that transactions have been properly recorded and that the financial statements accurately reflect the financial position of the Institute.
Review account reconciliations and follow through with appropriate corrections.
Oversee and facilitate the development and implementation of a Controller’s Office training program.
Lead in the creation of external financial statements in compliance with GAAP.
Contribute information and coordinate the preparation of new financial statement disclosures.
Provide ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting.
Provide support as necessary with acquisitions and integration.
Make decisions related to internal control risk for financial misstatement and appropriate mitigation and / or documentation.
Support the Technical Accounting Compliance team with appropriate information
Perform and assist with due diligence efforts.
Provide materials and assist in the coordination and preparation of financial information to the Board of Governors and the Audit Committee.
Assist the Internal Controls team with preparation of documentation, risk assessment and other activities as requested as the business Process Owner (BPO).
Lead and/or participate in special projects as requested.
Required Minimum Education and Experience Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and/or Master’s Degree in Accounting
Active CPA license
Minimum of 9 years of experience in accounting
Ability to work with accounting systems
Advance analytical skills
Experience with managing large accounting software systems (SAP, Oracle, Deltek, J.D. Edwards)
Experience managing an accounting/ general team through monthly closing cycles
Knowledge of AP, AR fixed assets and procurement
Advance knowledge of financial statement reporting
High ethical standards and appreciation for compliance
The ability to effectively resolve and explain complex technical issues
Strong professional judgment and a solid understanding of financial reporting risk
The ability to manage multiple competing priorities and unexpected requests to deliver high-quality deliverables within established deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills, leadership skills and the ability to lead by influence
A proven record of team development, mentoring and leadership
A positive can-do attitude and the ability to motivate others
Strong communication skills ( written, as well as, oral)
Strong organizational skills in order to coordinate activity across the entire Institute
Strong verbal and written communication skills to document complex issues and educate others
Maintain effective working relationships with management, peers and customers
A strong work ethic and sense of ownership for work
The ability to work independently in a non-structured, fast-paced work environment
Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting matters
Technical areas of focus include: not-for-profit accounting, government contractor accounting, revenue recognition (primarily service contracts), foreign currency, accounting for investments and consolidations, employee benefit accounting and various other accounting and reporting issues
Strong accounting system knowledge (Deltek Cost Point) in order to retrieve information
Working understanding of internal control compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley)
Masters level degree in Accounting
A minimum of 3 -5 years of experience in managing accounting staff and financial reporting
Experience managing a team of 5 +
Experience with Deltek – Cost Point
Governmental accounting experience (CAS, FAR)
Experience serving in an management role responsible for financial reporting a large, international company with multiple subsidiaries
Mix of private industry and public accounting experience
Internal Number: 180W1
About RTI International
RTI is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide. Our mission is to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.