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Controller Operations Accounting

  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Date Posted: Feb 13

PSR Associates, Inc. is an IT consulting firm specializing in Staffing and Recruiting Services. People. Solutions. Results. Founded in 2003, PSR Associates, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with additional offices in Tampa, FL; Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, NC; Austin, TX; and Irvine, CA.


Job Description
 
Manages and participates in the day-to-day operations of the Accounting, Research and Analysis department; implements guidelines for account reconciliations to ensure they are complete and thoroughly understood by reconciler and department leader. Oversees and leads the monthly tax, payroll, AP, AR, assets, deferred charges, health & welfare, pension, liabilities accounting, analyses and reporting processes; reviews all account reconciliations. Prepares, reviews and analyzes monthly management reports and presentations.

Strategic & Technical Orientation:
Possesses a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Firm financial reporting systems in order to manage, analyze and deliver effective reporting of data to finance, functional, and Firm leaders to enable effective decision making. Provides strategic and operational planning support to the department leader and assists in effecting change; proactively looks to improve processes and strengthen internal controls. Possesses a broad understanding of the Firm’s organizational structure and is able to accurately analyze results, identify possible issues, make recommendations, and support conclusions. Consciously adapts own behavior to organizational strategy to demonstrate a model of what the appropriate behavior looks like (i.e., if the customer is important then models "customer first" behavior). Applies in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Firm's standard suite of work solutions (e.g., Lotus Notes, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) and has a thorough understanding of Firm systems and their dependencies on one another. Uses, understands and is competent with Firm-wide technical tools (e.g., GFS, KCurve, Business Warehouse, and relevant databases).

Range of Impact:
Uses independent judgment in addressing situations within the department before they become crises and develops solutions to avoid recurrence. Communicates with leaders to share ideas; takes a position on issues that challenges prevailing opinions and provides proactive, quality financial counsel and support to internal customers. Teams with other strategic enabler groups outside the department on projects to provide solutions to challenges due to process and/or system changes/enhancements, or leadership requests and interacts effectively with system programmers and database administrators to develop or improve systems or tools; makes recommendations for implementation. Liaises with LOS and other functional groups to ensure customer needs are understood and appropriately responded to. Participates in cost containment, control improvements and process efficiencies, establishes metrics and monitors departmental efficiencies and effectiveness; provides finance-specific training and development to staff. Acts as a resource on all department processes and/or identifies the resource with the required expertise. Escalates complex issues to leadership.

Scope of responsibility:
Analyzes financial data, creates reports and prepares recommendations to management. Develops and implements controls and procedures to ensure that processing, financial analysis and reporting is done timely and accurately. Develops and implements new techniques, policies and procedures, and defines and manages strategic projects aimed at improving efficiencies. Establishes metrics and monitors departmental efficiency; assesses and proactively suggests staffing changes so that the team has the capability, competence and time to perform the department's functions. Develops and mentors staff, sets performance objectives for the team, actively participates in the hiring/termination process and is a key participant in the ARC process. Leads and actively participates in special projects; coordinating staff participation and aligning skill sets with overall project objectives. Takes responsibility for the quality of the team’s work products and addresses the needs of the customer, the Firm and other stakeholders. Moderately high level of influence when interacting with target audiences to build consensus or agreement on difficult issues (e.g., proposed changes in operating procedures, development of new methodologies or approaches). Anticipates range of possible solutions and opportunities and uses research, analysis and consultation to reach sound conclusions. Completes ad hoc assignments/projects with little or no guidance and utilizes past experience and best practices to make judgment calls.
 
The prospective talent will be an experienced SME having demonstrated thorough knowledge of finance and accounting processes, finance systems architecture, and finance systems implementation. In addition, the talent would have proven ability in creating detailed technical design documentation and implementing Oracle FAH. Below are the specific activities that the talent will be required:
1. Develop detailed Technical design for FAH integration;
a). Detailed process steps supporting the technical architecture diagram for FAH integration, including data capture, validations and rules configuration;
b) This will include integration with EBS and associated extracts required to support the creation of a financial data warehouse;
2. In addition, the candidate will support the following items:
a). Facilitate workshops to review and finalize detailed functional design for FAH;
b). Contribute towards the creation of an FAH implementation timeline, including identification of dependencies.'c) Support FAH configuration
 



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