Accounting Manager

Houston Permanent USD140,000 - USD160,000 per year
  • Work closely with Senior Management, Treasury, and Merchant Product Controllers
  • Excellent growth opportunity and exceptional benefits

About Our Client

My client is a global commodity merchant with an integrated set of operations consisting of physical and financial commodity trading and the ownership, operation, and development of commodities-related upstream and infrastructure assets.

Job Description

  • Oversee the month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing of the books, reconciliations and periodic journal entries.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the operations of the plants and build relationships with each of the plant managers.
  • Assist in managing the G&A expenses of the plants, including developing proper allocation of cost between profit centers and providing analysis and insight on cost reduction opportunities.
  • Review and prepare month-end, quarter-end, and year-end financial statements in compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Act as the primary liaison to coordinate and manage requests from external auditors for consolidated and statutory audits.
  • Manage day-to-day activities such as approving posting reclass journal entries, clearing open items, and coaching less experienced staff members of the team.
  • Identify and implement improved close processes to streamline timelines while mitigating risk.
  • Ensure that the appropriate financial control framework and safeguards are in place to operate and accurately report the financial condition of the organization in accordance with GAAP and company policies.
  • Conduct analytical reviews of financial and management accounting information and present analysis and commentaries.
  • Complete special projects as requested by management, such as legal entity rationalization.
  • Offer judgment on financial matters, accounting policy, and on ways of improving the controls and processes.
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures manual.
  • Interpret and communicate financial information to non-finance users.
  • Work on various systems and financial projects as necessitated by management.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with knowledge of multiple accounting disciplines (i.e. US GAAP, IFRS, etc.).
  • 5-7 years of experience, including experience in a regional or Big 4 accounting firm.
  • Experience in financial services is strongly preferred, commodities experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Proficient in Excel and computer literate.
  • Self-starter with a willingness and ability to be "hands-on".
  • Prior exposure to SAP reporting is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task, juggle multiple assignments at the same time, and work independently.

What's on Offer

  1. Health Insurance: comprehensive health insurance coverage, including medical, dental, and vision insurance.

  2. Retirement Plans: retirement plans, such as 401(k) or pension plans, to help employees save for their future.

  3. Paid Time Off: The Accounting Manager will receive a generous amount of paid time off each year for vacation, sick days, and personal days.

  4. Life and Disability Insurance: life and disability insurance to help protect employees and their families in the event of an unexpected illness or death.

  5. Flexible Spending Accounts: flexible spending accounts (FSAs) that allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for medical or dependent care expenses.

  6. Tuition Reimbursement: tuition reimbursement programs to help employees continue their education and advance their careers.

  7. Employee Assistance Programs: employee assistance programs (EAPs) that provide confidential counseling, referral, and support services to employees and their families.

  8. Wellness Programs: wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles, such as gym memberships, fitness classes, or health coaching services.

  9. Employee Discounts: employee discounts on a range of products and services, from financial products to travel and entertainment.

Overall, the Accounting Manager position at offers a competitive benefits package designed to attract and retain top talent and support the health, wellbeing, and career development of the employee.

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