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Accounting Operations Lead

    • Job Tracking ID: 512622-671394
    • Job Location: Trainer, PA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 28, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
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Job Description:

Key Role Description

Manages General accounting function including accounts payable and fixed asset functions including financial review, control and oversight, policy and procedure application, and Sarbanes-Oxley section 404 compliance. Conducts financial reviews; submits reporting of operating, turnaround and capital expenditures including timely forecasts and variance analysis; reviews all month-end closing entries and general ledger reconciliations; and coordinates annual operating expense and capital budget.

Role Specific Competencies

At Monroe, we have identified eleven specific competencies we expect all leaders of our organization to possess. These competencies are incorporated as a part of our Selection, Performance Management /Review and Developmental processes. The competencies and activities for this role are detailed below:

Technical Knowledge – demonstrates the specific skills necessary for the assignments, understands the background and points of leverage to be effective in the role.
• Oversee monthly accounting and reporting process, including close and reporting.
• Oversee’s SAP and HFM systems.
• Perform Technical accounting research and support.
• Supervise department of 6-8 direct reports.
• Prepares monthly capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operating expense (OPEX) reporting and weekly operating expense forecasts.
• Reviews all month-end closing journal entries and account reconciliations within area of responsibility ensuring timely and complete month-end financial closings.
• Prepares and presents monthly, quarterly and annual variance analyses for review with responsible departments.
• Utilizes reporting tools, maintains Authorization for Expenditures (AFE) documentation and administers closure procedures for capital and expense projects.
• Oversees application of new and existing financial software systems to meet SOX 404 compliance.
• Supports interface between support systems and General Ledger (SAP) including reconciliation and resolution of differences.
• Helps oversee internal and external audits.
• Manages vendor payment process and ensures invoices are processed accurately and timely according to schedule and vendor terms.
• Participates in Sarbanes-Oxley control documentation review and update.
• Coordinates annual Business Plan development for operating and capital expenses.
• Assists in Turnaround report development and implementation.
• Analyzes department KPIs and identifies opportunities for cost efficiency.

Knowledge of Work Areas and Responsibilities – demonstrates a clear understanding of role and responsibilities within specific area, flexible and agile in adapting to changes or exploring opportunities and challenges.

Communications – Verbal and Written – includes written and verbal communications, delivers presentations and has good listening skills.

Problem Solving and Conflict Leadership – strives to understand contributing factors, works to resolve complex situations, and helps individuals to resolve conflicts.

Delivering Results – Sense of Urgency – defines appropriate goals, works toward achieving goals, articulates vision and steps for achievement, meets deadlines and provides timely status updates and follow-through.

Teamwork/Cooperation – accountable to team, works to meet established deliverables, appreciates view of team members and is respectful of others.

Initiative – takes action, seeks new opportunities, and strives to see projects to completion.

Work Reliability/Quality – strives to eliminate errors, accurate work is a priority, and seeks opportunities to improve product/services.

Integrity and Trust – honest, accountable, upholds ethics standards and maintains confidentiality.

Leadership Capability – provides strong leadership, sets a good example, skilled decision maker, motivator and encourager.

People Development/Coaching – offers feedback, coach’s employees appropriately, rewards employees wisely, takes mentoring role, challenges and develops employees and offers opportunity.
• Interacts with direct reports on a daily basis to ensure clear and open communications; alignment with goals and objectives; and to proactively address progress, concerns and questions.

Experience and Skills

  • 7 – 10 years’ experience with some preferably some in energy or oil refining. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required. CPA
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and practices (GAAP).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. Familiarity or experience with SAP, a CMMS or other ERP system software preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all of Role Specific Competencies.



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