Job Descriptions (Mid-Level Managers)
Accounting Manager
Responsible for managing the general accounting function. Oversees the completion of ledger accounts and financial statements. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a
related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field. Designation of CPA may be required. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Manages the
general accounting staff and typically reports to top accounting officer.

Accounts Payable Manager
Responsible for all activities in the accounts payable function. Ensures timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers and maintains accurate records and
control reports. Review applicable accounting reports and accounts payable register to ensure accuracy. May require a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least
7 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish
goals. Manages a staff of administrators/clerks and typically reports to the controller.

Accounts Receivable Manager
Responsible for all activities in the accounts receivable function. Manages collection activities such as sending follow-up inquiries, negotiating with past due accounts,
and referring accounts to collection agencies. Maintains accurate records. Audits methods and procedures of accounts receivable function to improve efficiency. May
require a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Manages a staff of administrators/clerks and typically reports to the controller.

Auditing Manager
Oversees the auditing of accounting and financial data of various departments within an organization. Assists in the design and administration of audit policy and
procedure within the organization. May require a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and at least 8 years of experience. Familiar with a variety of the field’s
concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work
of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.

Budget Manager
Directs and coordinates activities of personnel responsible for formulation, monitoring and presentation of budgets for controlling funds to implement program
objectives of public and private organizations. Directs compilation of data based on statistical studies and analysis of past and current years to prepare budgets and to
justify funds requested. Correlates appropriations for specific programs with appropriations for divisional programs and includes items for emergency funds. Reviews
operating budgets periodically to analyze trends affecting budget needs. Requires a bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of
complicated tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. May report to an executive or a manager. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Cash Management Manager
Determines corporate cash requirements and maintains appropriate cash flow. Responsible for managing lockbox deposits and disbursements and wire transfer
operations. May require a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices,
and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Typically reports to top management.

Cost Accounting Manager
Prepares and directs the implementation of cost accounting methods and activities. Oversees the cost control systems, manages and interprets cost audits, and
prepares cost accounting reports for presentation to top management. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field.
Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity
and latitude is expected. Manages the cost accounting staff and typically reports to top management.

Credit Analysis Manager
Manages a group of credit analysts and implements credit policies and procedures. Monitors credit lines, collections, and account balances. Requires a bachelor’s
degree and at least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience
and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head
of a unit/department

Credit and Collections Manager
Develops and administers credit and collection programs. Oversees investigation of credit risk in customers and suppliers and monitors the collection of amounts due
to the organization. Designs and implements processes to improve cashflow and reduce receivables. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years
of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A
wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Manages a credit and collection staff and typically reports to top management.

Financial Analysis Manager
Responsible for managing financial analysis projects and statistical studies. Projects may include evaluation of potential investments and divestitures as well as
general economic outlooks. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts,
practices, and procedures. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish
goals. Manages financial analyst staff and typically reports to top management.

Financial Planning Manager
Responsible for planning and directing an organization’s strategic and long-range goals. Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in the field or
in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.

Financial Reporting Manager
Responsible for managing the preparation and distribution of financial statements for external use. Ensures that all documentation complies with company’s
regulations and professional standards. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field’
s concepts, practices, and procedures. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and
accomplish goals. Manages the financial reporting staff and typically reports to top management.

Payroll Manager
Responsible for all payroll functions. May require accountability to both finance and human resource departments. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and
at least 7 years of experience in the field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices,
and procedures. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Manages payroll staff and typically reports to the controller or
manager of human resources.

Tax Manager
Responsible for managing the tax reporting, tax planning, and compliance function. Oversees the completion of accurate tax returns in order to minimize the tax
obligations of an organization. Must be familiar with regulations at the federal, state and local level. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 7 years
of experience in the field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Manages the tax accounting staff and typically reports to top management.
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