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Accounting Manager

Campbell, CA 95008

Posted: 05/19/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Financial Job Number: 373394

Job Description

Accounting Manager (Contract or Contract to Hire)

Our client, a Medical Equipment Manufacturing company is looking for an Accounting Manager to support their team in a variety of responsibilities, including managing the month-end close process, review of journal entries, adherence to internal controls, review of payroll and accounts payable, and involvement in special projects when appropriate.

This role will be in a hybrid capacity (2-3 days onsite) at their offices located in Fremont, CA. 
The role will have an initial duration of 6-8 months, with contract to hire option for the right fit. 
This role will report to their VP of Finance and Corporate Controller

  • Provide direct and indirect supervisory and leadership oversight of department staff
    • 2 tenured Accountants (very knowledge and high performing) focused on AP, AR/Payroll
  • Manage the month-end close process in accordance with close calendars
  • Manage the day-to-day accounting operations.
  • Prepare and/or review complex month end accruals, inventory 
  • Streamline and manage month-end financial statement close process, including review of journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Support year-end audit and act as point person with external auditing firms.
  • Oversee tax work; act as point person with external tax professionals
  • Develop, expand and refine existing internal controls processes.
  • Provide general oversight for bi-weekly ADP payroll processing and compliance.
  • Technical accounting research skills a plus, Cost Acounting or Revenue experience (med device) also very nice to have in order to take things off Rob’s plate (not required) 
  • Participate or lead special projects and support various accounting related duties as needed.
  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.

  • Manufacturing industry/inventory experience (Med device a strong plus), experience in pharmaceutical or biotech also considered a plus
  • 6-8 years of finance and general accounting experience (public accounting experience a plus) with at least 1-2 years of supervisory experience
  • CPA (strong accounting foundation) very nice to have or MBA
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • QAD for GL/ERP, Concur for expenses (pull data and export to QAD), Shopify for online store (integrates with QAD) and Avalara for tax, and Carta for equity – all not required by nice to have
  • Acute attention to detail and accuracy of work performed, communicates well and has interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results.

Personality Traits: 
Collaborative and not rigid. Open to new ideas and receptive to the fact that the best ideas could come from others. The culture of the company is high performing, but no egos. They have a high bar and commitment to excellence but treat each other with warmth and respect. They are looking for someone with impeccable judgment and expertise but also strong people skills and a sense of humour. Nice, credible, trusting.

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, office location and other geographic considerations, as well as other business and organizational needs. With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure: $XX - $XXX per hour. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.
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