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Director of Accounting

Company: Mspark
Location: Helena
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Mspark is a national integrated advertising company powered by innovative technology and smart, hardworking people delivering measurable results and meaningful returns to more than 3,000 clients. We have over 31 years of experience and the ability to reach over 116 million households. When combined with our digital integration, our consumer reach is even greater.
Reporting directly to the Vice President Corporate Controller, this key role is responsible for overseeing general accounting and financial reporting functions for the organization while also managing a team of Accountants and Accounts Payables Associates. This role will also maintain a system of internal controls that will ensure company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all company policies and industry standards.

Job Requirements: Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of two senior accountants, one staff accountant and two AP clerks
  • Manage annual audit
  • Maintain and update accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage the monthly close process and financial reporting deliverables
  • Manage filings such as income tax, sales and use tax and annual reports
  • Manage Accounts Payable team and partner with the Vice President Corporate Controller on managing cash flow
  • Manage the accuracy of incentive compensation tracking, calculations, payments, etc.
  • Manage travel & expense reporting via our internal system, Concur Transactions
    • Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are completed
    • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
    • Maintain the chart of accounts
    • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
    • Perform accounting research and recommend accounting treatment per US GAAP based on the business transaction Reporting
      • Issue timely and complete financial statements
      • Coordinate the preparation of corporate annual reports
      • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
      • Assist in the production of the annual budget and forecasts
      • Investigate variances from the budget and report findings to Vice President
      • Provide cost center reports to management
      • Provide financial analyses as needed for capital investments, etc.
      • Other duties as assigned Job Specification
        The successful candidate will possess any combination of training and experience up to and including a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline. CPA preferred. Minimum 5 years of relevant experience along with a combination of public Accounting & industry experience preferred; Experience managing a team of accounting professionals.
        Our Hiring Commitment
        We understand that many candidates may not be perfectly qualified for a job posting. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable - and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of dedication, impact, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment. We want you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is near the desired qualifications.

        We also know that diversity of background and thought can enhance problem-solving and encourage more creative thinking, which is why we are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team.

        At Mspark we foster a collaborative and inspiring workplace. We pride ourselves in doing this by recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse, passionate, and forward-thinking talent. Mspark is committed to and encourages an inclusive environment, and we are dedicated to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

        A Snapshot of our benefits and culture:
        • A full benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits. As well as Flexible Spending Accounts, Company-paid Life Insurance, Short-and-Long Term Disability Insurance, 401(k) and more!
        • A casual work environment - no suits or ties here.
        • An Ego Free Zone. Mspark has a healthy competitive environment that encourages team-growth. We have an incredible culture of collaboration that we protect at all costs.
        • Transparent Communication - we get to hear from our CEO, and others during Town Halls, Coffee Breaks, MeetUps, and more.
        • We work hard and know how to play hard, especially when we are giving back to our communities and to people in need. Whether it's a virtual or an in-person event - social gatherings with intent are an integral part of the Mspark culture.

Keywords: Mspark, Birmingham , Director of Accounting, Executive , Helena, Alabama

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