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Director of Accounting

Company: Diversified Management Services
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Job Description:

DMS is seeking a dynamic individual to lead our growing accounting team. This person will help with managing growth within the department, working with our divisions and overseeing all current non-profit accounting clients.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

DMS Financial Management and Oversight

Working with the VP Leadership Team & Owners, manage and oversee all financial and business planning activities, including:

Oversee business policies and accounting practices
Review and analyze financial reports
Maintain an accounting system that provides the organization with quick access to financial information and enables strategic budgeting
Support and advise the CEO in financial decision making
Lead and support organizational budgeting process
Review all contracts and client billing
Oversee reporting and monitoring of organizational performance metrics.

Reviews DMS hours & oversees payroll submission to Kabel in conjunction with the CEO.


Assist owners in overseeing risk management and legal activities: letters of agreement, contracts, leases, etc.
In conjunction with the CEO, play an active role in new client recruitment & retention including oversight of the annual contract renewals and proposals for new business.
IT - working with the manager of information technology, ensure the ongoing maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure for the accounting department.
Organizational reporting and monitoring: provide guidance and leadership through management of the company metrics and measurement reporting process
Ensure continued compliance with accreditation and any legislative or regulatory requirements.
Participate in monthly leadership team meetings reviewing client goals and overall strategic direction of the company.

Human Resources

Manage and oversee the human resource functions for the accounting department, including:

Recruitment, hiring, and compensation
Benefits administration and oversight

Professional training and development, including new employee orientation
Retention strategies
Regulatory oversight and legal compliance

Client Financial Oversight

Ability to oversee and perform when necessary the following within the accounting department

Record Accounts Receivables after balanced.
Prints out, reviews and transfers data to spreadsheets.
Tracks account activities using software.
Prepares financial statements and supporting data for each client; prepares financial statements for each meeting.
Assembles data and distributes to appropriate persons or groups.
Performs payroll functions for clients with payroll requirements.
Oversees required payroll and other reports for the State and Federal government including 940 and 941 tax forms, W-2's, 1099's, etc.
Any other job functions of the associate director of accounting.

Balances all checking, savings, and investment accounts for client companies.
Utilizes accounting software to perform reporting and perform financial analysis.
Prepares various spreadsheets and financial analysis reports for budgeting, forecasting, and related management purposes.
Participates in the oversite and discussion of financial reports, directing adjustments and changes as requested.
Prepares and compiles information for preparation of tax returns (990, 990T, 1120) and coordinates with accounting firm.
Coordinates and reviews changes to tax returns with client Board of Directors and CPA prior to filing. Obtains appropriate signatures and files all returns when due.
Responds to all IRS notices/inquiries.
Prepares audit work papers for clients and works with auditors to gather items and information as required.
Oversees self-directed audits for clients.
Reviews final audit/review material such as financial reports, etc. Reviews and ensures, or implements, 'Acceptable Use Policies' recommended by auditors.
Board of directors - working with the CEO, provide staff support and guidance to the client boards and act as staff liaison to relevant committees.
Acts as property/liability insurance administrator for clients; solicits insurance bids as necessary.
PandoLogic.Category: Finance, Keywords: Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)

Keywords: Diversified Management Services, West Des Moines , Director of Accounting, Executive , West Des Moines, Iowa

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