We currently have an opening for a Director of Accounting & Finance. This role is responsible for overseeing the general accounting and financial reporting functions including maintaining accounting principles and internal controls, financial planning and forecasting, cash management including A/R and A/P, and business decision support. This position also addresses a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, year-end audit preparation, financial systems, and treasury functions. This position supervises a variety of accounting and finance staff positions.
Manage the activities of general accounting and financial functions by establishing process, policies, and procedures in compliance with US GAAP. Implement and maintain systems to ensure internal controls with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
Ensure the creation of accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reporting with insightful variance analysis. Provide reporting to internal and external customers including management, audit, tax, and banking partners. Coordinate work relating to external audits providing supporting materials and explanations.
Maintains sufficient funds by forecasting cash requirements, managing A/R and A/P policies, and partnering with the CFO on debt requirements.
Managing the annual budgeting process by establishing appropriate guidelines and targets while collaborating with department leaders to define and validate key assumptions,
Provide financial analysis, business modeling and decision support to senior executives and operating managers that enables performance monitoring of the business. Prepare business cases for on major investments.
Ensure that all required federal, state, and local financial reports are filed related to State Sales and Use Tax, Payroll and Unemployment taxes and census data.
Lead, develop and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the functional areas as well as provide career development guidance and opportunities.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred
10 years of finance/accounting experience
5 years of supervisory experience in an accounting/finance operations role
Experience with complex integrated accounting systems (NetSuite preferred)
Comprehensive knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls, and financial reporting required
Superior organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills with attention to detail
Strong leadership skills and able to motivate associates and collaborate effectively across departmental functions
Ability to be an effective problem solver and strategic thinker with strong investigative and analytical skills
Drive to improve process efficiency leveraging automation (Power BI experience desired)
Ability to maintain in a professional and confidential manner while working under pressure
Internal Number: 1121
About West Academic
Where Innovation Meets Tradition in Legal Education
Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, West Academic is the leading publisher in the U.S. of casebooks, treatises, study guides, and other legal materials in both print and digital media formats. Founded on the principle of making legal information more accessible, and rooted in a long history of legal expertise and innovation, we’ve been a leader in legal education publishing for more than 100 years.
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Culture at West Academic
When you work with West Academic, expect to make an impact at any level. You’ll have ample opportunities to dive into challenging projects and enhance and expand your skill sets.
We value honest, ethical relationships, which is why our customers are at the core of what we do. We’re a company that’s committed to each other and our organization as a whole, and we’re not afraid to adapt as business needs change. Your fresh ideas and willingness to learn will be welcomed. Being committed to each other means employees are respected, comfortable to express their ideas and valued for their unique voices and abilities. Here you will discover an inclusive environment and have the chance to collaborate with other curious and creative minds to develop educational materials for the next generation of lawyers and legal professionals.
The Benefits of Working With Us
At West Academic, we provide a variety of benefit options to suit your individual needs. Full-time employees are offered a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, paid time off and a 401(K) plan. We also provide benefits for your spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents.