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Staff Accountant

MetaCoastal, LLC is a shared services company, founded in 2015.  MetaCoastal provides its’ clients with centralized services and an operating model that works collaboratively with its’ clients to achieve their goals. Providing the tools and talent needed to get the job done, with services to include: Marketing and Communications; Human Resources; Information Technology; Finance and Accounting; Legal; and Client Services / Inventory and Yield Management.

 We are seeking an inquisitive, detail-oriented Staff Accountant to manage the day to day operations of their assigned clients.   The Staff Accountant will be responsible for the integrity of the financial statements for multiple ledgers with respect to GAAP, company policies, and contractual agreements.  This role should be able to address financial reporting concerns (GAAP), contractual concerns (bank and partner) and management concerns (operational and budgetary).  This is accomplished by preparing and/or reviewing the monthly financial statements, developing budgets and quarterly estimates, analyzing variances from anticipated results, and partnering with general managers and the heads of each company to understand upcoming activities that could have a significant impact on the operating results.

 

Position Duties:

  • This position is responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the financial statements for all assigned entities. This includes:
    • Ensuring the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable GAAP
    • Understanding the elements and form and function of the financial statements
    • Reviewing and/or preparing various month-end closing entries, including accruals for income and expenses, reclass journal entries (i.e. current portion of long-term debt), cost allocations, and management fees
    • Examining clearing accounts, receivables, security deposits, accrued accounts, payables, etc. to determine propriety of balance sheet items and resolve issues, as needed
    • Preparing bank reconciliations, and other key schedules that support the amounts in the income statement and balance sheet at each month end
    • Preparing variance analyses for budget and YTD variances in revenues, gross profit and  expenses and be able to explain the impact on the financial statements taken as a whole
    • Partner with the general/Operations Managers and the heads of each entity to understand the operating results in the context of what is happening in the business and bring forward risks and opportunities for the business
    • Managing adherence to the annual capital budgets
    • Serving as the primary contact for the General/Operations Managers with respect to questions regarding the operating results
    • Preparing monthly analytical reviews for leadership

 

  • This position works cooperatively with the respective head of the company and their General/Operations Managers in annual budgeting and quarterly forecast.  This responsibility will include the following:
    • Ensure the budget year is put in the context of a three year strategic plan
    • Develop and prepare analyses that summarize the critical operating assumptions, including risks to these assumptions 
    • Review, understand, and project Revenue at Risk for each quarterly current estimate to determine sales and/or margin variances for the period through close and through the end of the year 
    • Prepare, review, input and/or upload annual budgets and quarterly current estimates

 

  • Review and be responsible for effective internal controls at office, including cash audits and other reviews as needed.   This may require travel to related companies to monitor processes and controls 

 

  • Participate in various department initiatives (often across group lines), including contact with other departments (including legal, tax, and marketing) regarding problem resolution for items reflected in the financial statements but not handled by operations, management, or accounting

 

  • Prepare audit work papers, respond to audit questions, settle any audit issues, prepare draft financial statements and all related analyses, and distribute final audited statements to appropriate parties

 

  • Identify initiatives and processes to automate manual/Excel analyses, streamline activities, or improve relationships with other departments

 

  • Must demonstrate a high level of customer service in responding to the information needs of all levels of the organization

 

  • Must demonstrate continuous process improvement with respect to all business processes and the finance department as a whole. Advanced knowledge of Excel and spreadsheets is required

 

Qualifications:

  •  BS/BA in accounting with five to seven years of related accounting experience required, public accounting or equivalent related experience required
  • Proven experience managing Accounting functions in a start-up/small entrepreneurial company
  • Must have strong supervisory, analytical, technical, interpersonal and communication skills and be able to comprehend complex business transactions and documents 
  • Must be able to develop and implement new business processes that take advantage of technology and be able to demonstrate this capability from past experience
  • Personal computer experience, especially spreadsheet applications required (Excel and Word preferred) and must have financial software experience, Great Plains, Microsoft or equivalent ERP system experience required
  • Must be able to work alone, supervise others, and handle changing priorities
  • Must be comfortable delving into all Accounting functions to reconcile variances and ensure reporting is accurate

 

Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications- written and oral; public speaking; and presentation skills
  • Solid working knowledge of budgeting, sales, business development, and strategic planning
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies, - affording the ability gain buy-in and support, as well as appropriately change when necessary
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