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General Accounting Lead

    • Job Tracking ID: 512622-678321
    • Job Location: Trainer, PA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 22, 2019
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Job Description:

Key Role Description

Performs or oversees various cash, disbursement, and general accounting activities within the Corporate Treasury & Accounting functions. Focuses on the General Ledger duties of the treasury function which includes journals entries, bank reconciliations, and audit inquiries. Also acts as the accounting representative for the P&O organization specifically to handle payroll and benefits accounting needs and provide advice based on accounting knowledge. Coordinates other key general accounting activities including intercompany accounting, insurance billings, and property/franchise taxes. Supervises and provides training, monitoring, process improvement, and work planning for the Accounts Payable Clerks and Accounts Payable Analyst and coordinates the varied accounting activities in the department.

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.

• Performs journal creation and supporting documents for specified areas.
• Assigns GL codes, prepares for review by management, and ensures journals are uploaded into appropriate financial systems.
• Ensures activities posted to both cash and clearing GL accounts are reviewed and reconciled in a timely manner.
• Performs or reviews bank reconciliations - reconciliation of the bank statement against the GL and reconciliation.
• Performs balance sheet reconciliations – reconciliation of the balance sheet accounts in specified areas against prior month, prior quarter and prior year – with variance explanations as requested; monitors intercompany accounts for outages and coordinates to resolve.
• Responds to audit inquiries in a timely manner as required; makes calls to the bank directly to clarify adjustments or to clarify items on the bank statements in order to reconcile activity or properly code it; and liaises with auditors to confirm bank balances as of a certain date.
• Uses banking related systems, and works with Delta treasury team to implement and maintain systems as required (requested); monitors for returned items, and acts to void and reverse items as needed.
• Provides oversight of property tax, payroll tax/withholding, employee benefits, and general corporate insurance areas – specifically relating to proper filing of returns, payments, validation, etc. Prepares payment requests timely as needed. Troubleshoots accordingly using related systems knowledge.
• Assists in monitoring workload, evaluating direct reports, and holding employees accountable for performance and accuracy.
• Oversees payment issues that are escalated and drives standards and reusable approaches within the Accounts Payable operational framework.
• Ensures compliance with all sales and use tax regulations.
• Inputs and expedites high priority or special payments requests in accordance with prescribed processes and releases payment blocks to SAP.
• Identifies process improvement initiatives within Accounts Payable and Treasury and manages execution for new processes.

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

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements

• 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role preferably in the petrochemical industry with a sound knowledge of accounting principles and practices (GAAP) and general knowledge of corporate Treasury and Accounts Payable functions.
• 3-5 years related experience in high volume AP environment with at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required. CPA is preferred.
• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. Familiarity or experience with SAP, HRIS or ERP system software preferred.
• Familiarity or experience with CMMS software preferred.
• Demonstrated proficiency in all of Role Specific Competencies.


 
 
 

 

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