The Accounting Analyst is responsible for STAR billing drafts, managing daily cash flows, and collecting outstanding accounts receivable. S/he is accountable for daily efforts to bill and makes decisions about what gets billed.
Work Activities & Accountabilities
The below functions reflect the general details of the essential work activities and accountabilities of this position and are not all inclusive. Other activities may be assigned.
STAR Finance Champion . Draft bills for applicable engagements for biller approval, approve and process bills drafted by engagement teams, draft and send without engagement team input certain BizOps recurring engagements. Develops and implements process and procedures to ensure DSO of 70 days or less, restrict client service activities with A/R or WIP falls outside of acceptable terms, and holds people accountable to the applicable standards.
STAR Credit Contact . Run and communicate aging report to client service leadership. Hold client service teams accountable to collections on aged AR. Document client collection efforts.
Daily Cash Flow Management . Manages receipts, accounts payable and expense management. Lockbox daily accounting and postings. Approve expense requests in accordance with firm policy and office leadership guidelines. Recommend financial strategies to gain operational efficiencies to office leadership. Proactively identifies opportunities to improve daily cash flow management and leads the execution of those efforts.
Training . Develop and implement ongoing training of client service team members to ensure STAR is maximized by team members in their achievement of best in class DSO practices. Proactively identifies areas where existing training can be applied or new training can be developed to build appropriate skills and capabilities of others.
Financial Analysis. Provide monthly Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports to office leadership and recommend strategies to improve utilization, WIP and AR management, Realization, and average bill rate. Leads the executions of strategies developed and holds individuals accountable.
Collections. Actively contacts clients to collect outstanding A/R. Where needed, negotiate settlement terms for biller approval.
Technical Competencies . Proficiency in Microsoft (MS) Windows and Office Products is necessary. Regular use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, STAR, CRM, Adobe, and other internal systems.
Key Behavioral Competencies
The Accounting Analyst must possess several key personal effectiveness traits to be successful. These include a high degree of passion for doing impactful work, accountability for actions, initiative make visions a reality, integrity that places honesty and trust above all else, professionalism, and conscientiousness. Actions and behaviors that are the foundation of successful careers at CLA are broadly defined below.
Leading with Impact: Gains the confidence of others by demonstrating success over time.
Entrepreneurial Grit: Has the courage to bring forward a new idea, with the firm's interest at heart.
Ownership Mindset: Takes personal responsibility for work product, as if own name was on the front door.
Internal Client Service Excellence: Has a service mindset and is responsive to client needs.
People Development: Makes personal development a priority, seeking feedback and opportunities to grow.
Clear Communication: Communication is clear, concise, and considerate of the needs of others.
Teamwork & Collaboration: Works cooperatively with others and values the different contributions people make.
Growing the Business: Is aware of the importance of growing the business and understands the core services we provide.
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help enhance our clients’ enterprise value and assist them in growing and managing their related personal assets – all the way from startup to succession and beyond. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized kn...owledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With over 4,400 people, 100 US locations and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.
We are deeply invested in the success of our professionals and provide innovative career-building opportunities. At CLA, we aim to positively impact the clients we serve, the people we employ, the profession we represent and the communities we call home.
CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.