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Accounting Manager - GL & Financial Statements in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5 - 7 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


The Support Services departments at BakerRipley work in partnership with all divisions to maintain, operate, and deliver services that help keep our region a place of opportunity for all.



Under the direction of the Assistant Controller the Accounting Manager – GL & Financial Statements along with a team of General Ledger accountants, leads the coordination of the financial close schedule, monthly account reconciliation and analysis, preparation and review of internal and external financial statements, annual audit, fixed asset inventory, various annual report preparations. This position will participate in the improvement, development, implementation, and monitoring of accounting policies and procedures. The successful candidate will have experience managing a team, and will be a natural numbers wizard.




  • Direct and coordinate the activities and administration of the agency’s GL division, and manage of the general ledger through the preparation of monthly account reconciliations and support schedules, conducting various financial analysis, facilitation and completion of the monthly, quarterly, program, and annual close procedures including; allocations, accruals, reserves, account reconciliation schedules, intercompany transactions and financial statement preparation according to specific reporting deadlines by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate staff.
    • Follow a system of fiscal record keeping, transactions, accounting, controls, and reviews through the use of computerized systems to assure the accounting books and records are properly and neatly organized and conform to the agency’s policies and procedures
    • Communicate actively with; Accounts Payable, Payroll, Grant Administration, and Treasury to review cross-departmental impacts and reconcile data sharing to ensure accurate reconciliation of the general ledger balances to multiple subsidiary ledgers at the end of each accounting period.
    • Lead the month end closing and financial reporting process including account and cost allocation analysis and reconciliation.
    • Prepare accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements of the Agency according to the rules and regulations of the agency for program management, directors, executives, and Finance and Administrative.
    • Analyze financial statements; identify variances and reviewing unusual transactions with documentation and recommending corrective actions as well as assisting in forecasting for annual results concerning accounting transactional data.
  • Manages the day-to-day general ledger accounting functions:
    • Ensures timely and accurate posting, balancing, and reconciliation of the general ledger for each entity by reviewing the financial transactions, allocations, and support documentation completed by the general ledger accountants.
    • Performs account analyses on general ledger accounts; research and assist with analyzing and correcting all discrepancies, review detailed supporting schedules and documentation
    • Assists in the management of GL interfaces including PR, Treasury, A/R, A/P, etc.
    • Responsible for general ledger management, auditing and verifying documents, preparation of monthly account reconciliations, chart of accounts, fixed asset processing and reporting, etc.
    • Perform monthly review of payroll and expense processing, and perform reconciliation of associated general ledger accounts with the assistance of general Accounting Manager
  • Responsible for NCI’s For-Profit entity’s transactions, fixed assets as well as federal fixed assets
  • Maintain the current facility square footage / cost allocations; assist in the development of the new facility square footage / cost allocation methodology
  • Assist in the upkeep of the chart of accounts and VCO report setup within FE accounting system
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential
  • Recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations
  • Measure the productivity of staff to streamline processes and promote efficiency
  • Troubleshoot problems that may arise, and communicate with appropriate personnel
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks
  • Assist with other duties and special projects as assigned



Job Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Accounting from a four-year college or university


  • 5 – 10 years related experience and/or training with at least 1-2 years supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Extensive knowledge of ADP and Financial Edge
  • Proficient at MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Must be highly organized
  • Work with others as a team.
  • Motivate others.
  • Influence and persuade others to work efficiently and effectively.
  • Make quick and effective decisions.
  • Provide innovative ideas and concepts which enhance NCI operations on an ongoing basis.
  • Seek opportunities to implement innovative projects.
  • Raise standards continuously for self and for subordinates.
  • Develop unique and novel solutions to problems; use intuition and a new way of thinking to create new ideas; present information in an attention getting and interesting manner


  • Microsoft Suite, MS Office