Director of Accounting
The Director of Accounting is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the corporation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of accounting. Oversees the posting, verifying, and reconciling accounts payable, accounts receivable, expenses, or other ledger accounts. The Director of Accounting serves as the in-house revenue support personnel for all areas within NPPC. Preparation of financial reports to track the organization’s assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liabilities, and other related financial activities.
- Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.
- Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends in order to assist the CEO/President, the Board and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities. Prepares monthly balance sheets, income statements, and other financial reports.
- Works with the Budget Committee Chair on preparation, meeting coordination, and documentation.
- Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
- Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
- Performs general cost accounting and other related duties in the accounting department.
- Maintains the general ledger, sets up new accounts, reconciles accounts, and closes the monthly books.
- Reconciles bank accounts monthly, verifies deposits, and addresses inquiries from banks.
- Provides outside auditors with assistance; gathers necessary account information and documents to perform annual audit.
- Files required tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies.
- As appropriate, coordinates with software vendor to maintain accounting software system; recommends updates to enhance the accounting software.
- Serves as a back up to payroll administration.
- Performs other related duties as assigned. (Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.)
- Extensive knowledge of general financial accounting and cost accounting.
- Understanding of and ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles.
- Highly proficient with accounting software (Microsoft Dynamics, Quickbooks).
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, virtual meeting software.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
- Work involves near continuous use of a computer
- Requires light physical effort such as stooping and bending, and occasional lifting of lightweight objects (up to 50 pounds).
Travel: Moderate travel required, board and annual meetings. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting
- At least three years of accounting experience required
Location: National Pork Producers Council Iowa Office; Urbandale, Iowa
Director of Accounting