Overview

Job Location:
US TX Corporate Plano

ORGANIZATION

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, LLC (CARD) is the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. CARD strives to meet the growing need for services by continuously opening new offices throughout the country to provide top-quality ABA therapy across all populations.
CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. With locations throughout US and internationally, CARD’s mission is to provide access to top-quality treatment all over the world. Through its network of trained technicians, behavior analysts, and researchers, CARD develops and implements quality, comprehensive, and individualized treatment programs that lead to success.
 

5850 Granite Parkway Suite 600 Plano, Texas 75024

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Manager of Accounting will be responsible for all elements of the month-end close process, supporting the development and maintenance of accounting principles and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements, developing internal accounting controls, supporting the audit with our Big Four audit firm, and building a strong team. This role will report directly to the Controller, will play an instrumental role in the future of our organization, and is a full-time, exempt position. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Independently leading all accounting and month-end close activities, including required general ledger journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and allocations
  • Performing analytical reviews of financial statements, variance analysis, and the preparation of internal and external reporting materials
  • Implementing and maintaining an effective Internal Control environment to ensure full compliance with all requirements
  • Managing the preparation of technical accounting whitepapers, policy changes and required process refinements to ensure full GAAP compliance for all monthly reporting periods
  • Managing and coordinating all audit activities with our Big Four audit firm
  • Preparing consolidated financial statements and reports, and maintaining appropriate and accurate accounting records that support all transactions
  • Monitoring accounting pronouncements and if necessary, independently recommending changes to policies and procedures to ensure full GAAP compliance
  • Reviewing all accounting processes and workflows on a recurring basis, and if necessary, independently recommending changes to achieve more efficient and productive results
  • Managing the implementation of all processes and workflow changes from start to finish
  • Sustaining professional certification and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops
  • Strong focus on team training and development
  • Manage the completion of ad hoc tasks as needed

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance/accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 7+ years of experience in the accounting and finance sector
  • 4+ years of experience managing accountants and the accounting and month and close process, preferably in the health care industry
  • Big Four or national accounting firm audit experience is preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to explain complex accounting transactions in a simple manner and to clearly formulate their impact on current or future financials
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
  • Thrive in a dynamic and fast-growing environment, and must enjoy hands on implementation of process changes, be a Change Champion
  • This role requires very strong collaboration skills, the ability to win people over, and building very strong business partnerships with various departments
  • Proactively and timely communication with all key stakeholders, and across multiple departments and functions, with a “non-siloed” mindset
  • Strong GAAP and financial reporting technical skills
  • Ability to work in an energetic, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and display exceptional work ethics
  • A solution-oriented mindset and strong problem-solving skills are critical
  • English proficiency, both verbal and written, is required
  • Experience with Workday Financials a plus

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Includes both a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues, and occasional local and/or overnight travel.  Mode of transportation for travel typically will include automobile and plane.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time.