Accounting Manager • Shared Services

Position:  Accounting Specialist
Department:  Shared Services
Reports to:  Director of Finance
Location: Headquarter Office, La Jolla, CA

General Function/Job Purpose:

We are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Accounting Manager to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will manage a team of data entry clerks in establishing, refining and following a full range of accounting processes for the company’s various business units. A strong work ethic, attention to detail, and demonstrated knowledge of technical and operational accounting and finance functions are a must.  The ideal candidate also has experience in managing data entry clerks and junior accountants.


  • Manage a team of 5-7 data entry clerks in verifying, allocating, posting and reconciling accounts receivable
  • Manage commission collection processes with multiple vendors
  • Monitor the formats with which invoices are created by system users to ensure compliance with established standards
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present report results
  • Provide technical support and advice
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Assist with financial statements and budget preparation
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end and year-end close processes
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Liaise with our Director of Finance to improve financial procedures



  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field
  • 5-7 years accounting experience
  • Proven experience as a Senior Staff Accountant, Accounting Supervisor, or Chief/Senior Accountant
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of GAAP
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages. Familiarity with TRAMS accounting software strongly preferred.
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including VLOOKUPS and pivot tables
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) preferred

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