Accounting Manager

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Description/Job Summary

Manage accounts payable and account receivable functions.  Coordinate and perform general accounting activities for Mersen USA Newburyport-MA.  Provide financial reporting and analysis to company management and assist them in achieving business objectives, including Canada, US and Mexican businesses.  Ensure internal controls are being updated and followed properly
Responsible for general accounting activities for the legal entity Mersen USA Newburyport-MA, L.L.C. Ensure accounting policies and procedures are in compliance with US GAAP and IFRS (international) accounting standards; primary liaison and interface with external auditors, corporate internal auditors, tax accountants and corporate accounting personnel.
Ensure accurate and timely financial closings, forecast preparation and monthly reporting and analysis.  This includes Sales and margin analysis compared to prior year and budget as well as expense analysis with reason for variance with recommendations and action plans for improvements.
Ensure the balance sheet reconciliations are performed monthly and accurately updated.
Assist with monthly forecasting and annual budget process to ensure accurate details are included to drive continued company growth and profits.
Manage the banking and insurance process for Newburyport, Toronto and Juarez.
Follow strict Mersen Group guidelines and ensure proper updates at all times. Developing cash forecast each month to drive company year-end cash objectives.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of all US and Canada tax provisions and payments, and for insuring that all state and federal tax returns are filed in a timely and accurate manner.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of all rebate program tracking and analysis for proper and accurate accruals monthly & quarterly as well as annual payments.  Ensure integrity of program is in line with sales opportunities to drive continued growth.
Drive shared service general accounting activities, including locations from US, Canada and Mexico.
Manage the Accounts payable function (staff of 3), including strictly following company policy for approval / authorization of spending authority, processing payments to vendors and work toward achieving company goals for DPO.  Manage the company credit card purchasing program.
Manage the Accounts Receivable function (staff of 4), including processing of cash received via ACH, check, EDI, daily into JDE.  Ensure the monthly target list is being addressed by calling and emailing customers with past due payments.  Manage supplying credits information, generating AR reporting for deductions, credits, Coface, etc., and  work toward achieving company goals for past dues and DSO.
Primary responsibility for insuring that internal control procedures as they relate to general accounting and finance in Newburyport, Juarez, and Toronto are comprehensive, well documented,  fundamentally sound and effective; and that such procedures are consistently reviewed, audited and updated as required, and strictly followed. 
Assist Human Resources with analyzing and approving payroll, as well as ensuring payroll taxes are paid in line with regulations.
Responsible for processing employee expense reports, verifying adherence to company policy, insuring proper authorization, backup documentation is complete, and for processing payments. 
Ensure that the department possesses the requisite organizational structure, talent, systems and methods necessary to operate effectively.
Enhance systems capabilities and introduce automation to processes.
Drive “Lean” administrative process re-engineering.
Perform ad-hoc projects and analysis, as needed.
B.S. in Accounting with a minimum of five to ten years working experience;
MBA preferred;
Excellent knowledge of financial business systems;
Managerial skills
Ability to work within a matrix organization and international partners
Experience working with location in the US, Canada and Mexico
Prior manufacturing experience a plus.
Ability to work with all levels of management and external auditors;
Prior experience with JD Edwards and ADP preferred;
Good working knowledge of internal control procedures;
Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word and Powerpoint;   
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
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