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Accounting Manager - Fixed Assets

REI

REI

Accounting & Finance
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024
Overview

This job contributes to REI’s success by planning, scheduling, and managing the day-to-day work of the Fixed Assets Accounting Team. This role is responsible for organizing, maintaining, and directing all Fixed Assets accounting activities and functions within the established accounting policies of the organization, including recording and maintaining the company’s financial records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and managing the preparation of various managerial reports. This role is also responsible for assessing business activities against the Capitalization Policy to determine appropriate treatment and for managing the capital expense / fixed asset life cycle, including cost tracking, capitalization, depreciation, impairment analysis, transfers, disposals and reporting. This position provides leadership, guidance and expertise to all cross-divisional business and technical teams regarding accounting issues, including their related systems and processes. This role also identifies and executes accounting-related projects that support company and department strategic initiatives. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in technical and operational accounting, the ability to work with large volumes of data and experience with both implementing and optimizing complex systems and processes. The role will lead the accounting impact and solution design for various new business initiatives. The ideal candidate works well through ambiguity, thrives in a fast-paced and changing environment, and possesses excellent leadership and communication skills.


Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Provides oversight and develops the Core team through coaching, hiring and conducting annual performance reviews.
  • Brings a collaborative approach to cross divisional projects.
  • Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership and teamwork to achieve business results.
  • Supports the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods, and practices to promote REI key messages.
  • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
  • Ensures employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
  • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
  • Provides leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results.
  • Establishes and maintains visibility within the department.
  • Monitors operational statistics, report trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action.
  • Manages and leads monthly, quarterly, and year-end closings.
  • Reviews general ledger account data and analysis to ensure that the Company’s financial records are complete and accurate.
  • Reviews account reconciliations to ensure they are accurate and completed in a timely manner and reconciling items are appropriately addressed.
  • Expert understanding of internal controls related to accounting and reporting. Responsible for ensuring adequate internal controls within accounting and collaborates with other teams to ensure adequate controls exist for processes that impact accounting.
  • Leads the balancing and posting of financial information from systems that do not feed directly to the general ledger.
  • Ensures documentation of accounting practices and processes is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Key contact and resource for internal and external auditors providing supporting documentation and requests.
  • Identifies and executes accounting-related projects that support company and department strategic initiatives.
  • Analyzes processes and procedures; initiates, develops, and implements process improvements.
  • Provides leadership, guidance and expertise to cross-divisional business and technical teams regarding accounting issues, including their related systems and processes.
  • Provides financial expertise to internal management to assist in various strategic and operating decisions.
  • Performs accounting research and consults with the business to guide operational understanding and accounting requirements for new business initiatives.
  • Reviews contracts with fixed assets impacts to determine appropriate accounting treatment.

Preferred:

  • SAP S4 Hana experience preferred.

Required:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • CPA license
  • 5+ years accounting experience, with a preference for a background including both public accounting and industry experience.
  • 2+ years management experience in a mid to large corporate environment demonstrating strong leadership skills.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Demonstrates solid understanding of financial systems.
  • Advanced use of Excel worksheets.
  • Demonstrates firm understanding of how to apply GAAP to General Ledger accounting and operational policies.
  • Solid understanding of internal controls and related processes.
  • Ability to understand complex financial calculations and analysis.
  • Effective work methods, proven organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent follow through and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and objectively solve problems.
  • Ability to present analysis and recommendations to senior level management in a clear & concise format.
  • Ability to be self-directed, work independently with little supervision, and as an effective team leader.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality customer service and sound judgment.
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts.
  • Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best work.
  • Establishes trust and inspires others.
  • Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics.
  • Delivers on commitments and holds others to the same.
  • Champions the organization and advocates solutions in the overall Company's best interest, while ensuring accurate reporting in compliance with GAAP.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in problem solving or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to create collaborative relationships that drive outcomes in the best interest of the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve multiple operational and accounting challenges.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities often shift, and juggling multiple tasks is the norm.

Closing

At REI, we believe the outdoors is for all. We are committed to becoming a fully inclusive, anti-racist, multicultural organization. We know that there's strength in our diversity – that each employee brings unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. Every day you are driving change, fostering a culture of respect, and knowing you're backed by benefits that support your whole life. To work towards this commitment and fulfill our brand promise of inspiring and enabling a life outside for everyone, we seek employees who demonstrate different ways of working, create a sense of belonging, and actively listen and learn.

Pay Transparency

We are committed to practices that promote pay equity and transparency. As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors.

REI offers all regular employees a generous employee discount, access to health benefits, a retirement savings plan and accrued time off. Click here for a detailed overview of benefits plans by employee profile.


Pay Range

$111,000.00 - $177,500.00 per year