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Director of Corporate Accounting (Hartford, US)

LAZ Parking

Description

Want to hear something crazy? Cars only spend 5% of their time driving. Where do they spend the other 95%? PARKED!

LAZ Parking is one of the largest and fastest growing parking companies in the country. LAZ operates hundreds of thousands of parking spaces across the country. When it comes to parking, we’re the experts!

We are also a PEOPLE FIRST company. We often say “parking is our industry but people are our passion.” Our mission is to “create opportunities for our employees and value for our clients”. If you’re looking to join a growing company led by passionate people committed to being the best – contact us today!

The Spirit of the Position:

The Director of Corporate Accounting reports to the VP, Head of Accounting and is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting for LAZ Parking. S/he leads a team of 15+ people, promoting the company’s people-first, - servant leadership culture while meeting stakeholder and client demands monthly and ongoing for financial reporting.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading and coordinating the monthly accounting close, including direct responsibility for recording Parent level transactions and adjustments.
  • Coach and mentor regional and corporate accounting staff, and review and approve their work as applicable.
  • Ensure data integrity of Epicor general ledger and Vivid financial reporting systems.
  • Help prepare monthly financial reporting summaries.
  • Streamline, maintain & improve processes and internal controls and ensure staff compliance, including all balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assess technical accounting issues for appropriate treatment in the financial statements.
  • Oversees the annual financial audit process with the expectation of an unqualified opinion and issuance of financial statements within 8 weeks of year-end.
  • Key stakeholder in new ERP system integration efforts for Microsoft Navision.
  • Assist in the adoption of ASC 842.
  • Lead LAZ charitable foundation accounting and reconciliation for annual tax filings.
  • Ad-hoc projects as needed.

Requirements:

Travel:

  • Up to 5%.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.
  • CPA required.
  • 10-12 years in an accounting or financial reporting role, with at least three years of direct oversight / management of a sizeable team.
  • Experience in public accounting preferred, preferably in a large national firm.
  • Experience with process improvements and other internal cost saving initiatives.

Skills:

  • Proficiency in Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of ownership.
  • Effective leader with excellent oral and written communication.
  • A go-getter with a positive can-do attitude, team player, sense of humor, and a roll-up-my-sleeves mentality.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical skills and ability to think on your feet.
  • Proven ability to prioritize activities and manage workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Written analyses and presentations are clear, concise, and reflect polish and precision.
  • Possess energy and passion for your work and a genuine interest in accounting.
  • Creative person with strong interpersonal skills and ability to contribute to our culture.
  • Strong organizational skills.

FLSA Status: Exempt

LAZ Parking is an equal opportunity employer. In all our employment practices, including hiring, we are firmly committed to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, Vietnam era, special disabled, recently separated and other protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. No question in our application process is used for the process of limiting or excluding any applicant's consideration for employment on such grounds.

This Employer participates in E-Verify.

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