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Accounting Manager

Company: Astor Chocolate
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Astor Chocolate is a premier luxury chocolate manufacturer, with our core strengths being innovation, creativity and dedication to creating premium products. Astor offers our customers the opportunity to promote themselves, leaving a lasting impression of distinction and quality. Astor, with our energetic team atmosphere, believes the success of our phenomenal growth is our strong commitment to developing our employees potential. We are committed to building the company with upbeat, talented, and motivated persons, who will uphold our mission of being a market leader, by innovating and servicing our customers with extreme dedication. Astor Chocolate seeks to build out its finance department, which will enable the company to reliably grow through having a better understanding of its financial reporting, profitability analysis & controls.The Accounting Manager will report to the CFO and have one direct report.The Accounting Manager will be responsible for:

  • Manage & participate in the monthly accounting close, including owning the general ledger & all financial reporting: (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow)
  • Ensure all subsidiary ledgers (AP, AR, Inventory) and all balance sheet positions are reconciled, at least quarterly and supported by a sound statement to support the balance
  • Ensure bank reconciliations are done monthly and any discrepancies are actioned and highlighted immediately
  • Oversee the accounts payable, ensuring the liability is properly accrued, payments are made when due and supported by validation of the receipt of the good or service and have been properly approved by the appropriate Astor employee
  • Participate in the creation of the annual Budget and Quarterly forecasts for SG&A and Plant Overheads, both dollars and headcount
  • Publish monthly report showing P&L vs. prior year and budget and budget, forecast and work with Astor management to document, explain and mitigate major unfavorable variances
  • As time allows, begin to work with the Costing Department to better understand cost of goods sold (Materials, Direct Labor and Burden) and gradually get more involved in helping to optimize COGSQualifications- Required:
    • Bachelor s Degree in Accounting
    • 3-5 years of directly related experience including general accounting, financial reporting, and financial planning
    • Minimum of 2 years in general accounting and reporting role
      Desired:
      • Public Accounting Experience
      • Internal audit experience
      • Cost accounting experience
      • Large and small company experience
      • Manufacturing experience
      • Exposure to banking / covenant reporting
        Optimal:
        • CPA
          Competencies:
          • Integrity
          • Clear oral and written communication skills
          • Attention to detail
          • Accountability
          • Problem solving
          • Team player
          • Willingness to speak up and express their opinionSkills:
            • Accounting
            • Bookkeeping
            • Excel, including data manipulation
            • Familiar with SAP and Quick Books

Keywords: Astor Chocolate, Lakewood , Accounting Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Lakewood, New Jersey

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