kp prime search, the retained search division of kpCompanies, is leading the search for a confident, Strategic and knowledgeable leader with General Accounting and Benefit Plan Accounting functions to ensure integration of activities and the long-term effectiveness of the functions. As a key leader in the Enterprise Finance team this individual will collaborate with various leaders including Corporate Reporting, Treasury, FP&A, Tax, Internal Audit, Shared Services and HR Total Rewards. This individual will align the team structure to meet the requirements of the existing departments more effectively and efficiently. This role requires the ability to provide strategic leadership in all aspects of these functions and provide consultative advice and recommendations in benefit plan financial matters.
THE ORGANIZATION: Better Futures Minnesota
Better Futures Minnesota is a social enterprise transforming & creating positive outcomes in the lives of men who have traditionally been disadvantaged due to social, economic and political systems. Better Futures was founded in 2007 by a team of leaders including Steve Thomas who, then, served as President & CEO and now, Interim CEO. The Better Futures model consists of four components: Stable affordable housing; Employment;
Mental health Care; & Life Coaching. This model is bolstered by a unique social enterprise that offers environmental maintenance services that directly employs many of the men participating in the program.
Your priorities in this position will be:
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversight of the Enterprise Benefit Plan Accounting and Reporting functions and activities. Direct and encourage independent decision making in the preparation and analysis of accurate and timely financial information for corporate benefit plans in accordance with GAAP. Provide strategic leadership and recommendations for benefit plan design and assumption changes. Communicate and educate benefits partners and the executive leadership team regarding complex concepts and financial implications
Responsible for the oversight of enterprise accounting activities, ensuring the accurate, timely and proper recording of enterprise financial information in accordance with GAAP. Instill a process oriented culture that ensures compliance with internal controls
Provide leadership and development for corporate accounting by driving organizational efficiency through the development and design of process improvements while managing, motivating and developing a team of eleven (four direct reports). Encourage independent decision making for moderately complex accounting issues
Focus on providing solutions for existing financial accounting activities and ensuring all are in compliance with accepted standards and practices while maintaining the integrity of financial data and internal controls
Manage the functions' support of strategic and annual planning efforts. Provide recommendations to minimize expense and cash flow impacts. Areas of support include ESOT, Pension and OPEB Medical, Incurred but not reported claims, Dental, Paid Time Off, 401K, Deferred Compensation Plans etc.
Act as liaison to other corporate groups including Internal Audit, Tax, Treasury, Corporate Reporting Shared Services and HR Total Rewards
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Recruit, hire, coach, train, evaluate and manage the General Accounting and Benefit Plan Accounting and Reporting teams.
Demonstrate strong leadership skills with a focus on coaching and developing the team by providing developmental opportunities on the job and by fostering an environment that encourages growth and learning.
Provide work direction and coaching to a manager of others and to individual contributors consisting of a General accounting manager (managing a team of 7) and up to three professional degreed accountants in benefit planning and reporting. Lead cross functional teams as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor degree in Accounting required; MBA a plus. CPA preferred.
10-12 years accounting experience
Viewed as a valued strategic financial colleague among proven financial professionals
Proven ability to provide expert and comprehensive guidance to finance and other business partners
Proficient assessment skills relative to the enrichment of “talent” in the organization
Effective communicator with both financial and non-financial managers with ability to engage and energize
Excellent collaboration skills with an inclusive, consultative and solutions driven approach
Results orientation with ability to influence and build relationships
Salary Range: $110,902 - $171,000
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations no later than 9:00pm on Saturday, September 25, 2021. to email@example.com