• Senior Financial Accounting Consultant

    Job Locations US-ME-South Portland
    Job ID
    2019-2673
    Category
    Audit
  • Overview

    Create lasting, positive impact.

    By considering Wipfli/Macpage, you’ve decided to go beyond the ordinary public accounting and consulting firm. At Wipfli/Macpage, we create positive impact and lifetime relationships by leading and working with an outward mindset. As a member of our team, you will be inspired to think freely and follow your passion, grow as a professional by developing your skills and commit to serving our clients and communities with honesty and integrity.

    Wipfli/Macpage has a broad national footprint with offices coast to coast — and we’re still growing! As an associate, you’ll have access to skill development and career opportunities, whether you want to move up or transition into another area of specialty. You’ll also have the flexibility and technology to work wherever you are, whether it’s at home or in our clients’ offices, or switching Wipfli offices if you’re looking to move across the country.

    Join a company focused on giving back to the greater good — at Wipfli/Macpage, we’re committed to supporting the communities we do business in. To learn more about our volunteer efforts, who we are and what we do, visit wipfli.com.

    The accounting firm of Wipfli/Macpage is seeking a Senior Financial Accounting Consultant to work out of the South Portland, ME office and to lead and manage outsourced accounting engagements for clients inside and outside the firm’s geographic footprint. This individual will establish and maintain valuable client relationships with assigned clients in our Financial Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) service line.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead and manage assigned client service engagements
    • Superior ability to prioritize and focus in a high-paced, multi-tasking environment
    • Ability to quickly learn and use new technology software applications
    • Establish valuable client relationships through continuous touch points and delivery of ongoing proactive advisory services
    • Overall day-to-day management of financial reporting accuracy and on-time processing of client information
    • Prepare bank and other balance sheet account reconciliations
    • Prepare monthly financial statements for clients, including analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • Prepare budgeting and cash flow projection projects for clients
    • Provide advice on improved financial reporting and review general ledger for overall accuracy
    • Provide assistance to client staff relating to client’s back office services
    • Assist client with compliance areas associated with back office services
    • Implement client best practices to overcome challenges, minimize risk and improve overall operations
    • Demonstrate ability to estimate and manage work assignments to budget
    • Provide team leadership, direction, mentoring and engagement supervision
    • Contribute to overall FAO client and team success through sharing ideas, enthusiasm and strong work ethics
    • Pursue advancement in technical back office service capabilities as well as advancement in “soft skill” competencies
    • Assist with client onboarding projects as needed to ensure a smooth client transition onto Wipfli’s back office accounting services

    Qualifications

    • Related experience in private or public accounting for a minimum of 3-5 years
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, Master’s Degree in related field preferred
    • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
    • Some local travel to clients in the area required
    • Strong technology skills with accounting software, such as QuickBooks and Intacct
    • Strong technology skills using Microsoft Office 2007 or later (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook at a minimum, more applications preferred)
    • Experience working in a paperless environment strongly preferred
    • Management and/or mentoring experience of other staff members preferred
    • Experience presenting and/or making recommendations to business executives preferred
    • Project management experience a plus

    Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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