Accounting Manager Sopher Sparn Architects, LLC is a Colorado-based architecture firm known for its innovative planning and design services. Our main office and accounting department is in Boulder, Colorado with a satellite office in Denver. Our firm is unified by the integration of client values, commitment to quality design, sound construction and sustainable design principles.
As one of the largest architecture practices in Boulder, our firm offers a depth of talent and experience. Our diverse portfolio includes custom homes, multi-family housing, mixed-use urban in-fill and affordable housing projects, institutional, commercial and retail projects. Our other disciplines include master planning, entitlement and interior design. We are looking for a skilled and motivated person to become our full-time Accounting Manager. Our Accounting Manager is responsible for the financial operations of the firm and its associated entities, including AR/AP, the production of financial reports, daily report management, controlling budgets to mitigate risk, enhancing the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensuring that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
The Accounting Manager will be a key contributor to the overall management and success of the firm. The ideal candidate will possess integrity and credibility, ability to multi-task, accuracy, discretion, good judgment, and professionalism. This person must have a strong numerical aptitude and analytical ability, and be organized, detail-oriented, flexible, efficient, self-directed, and results-oriented. The Accounting Manager we seek will also have strong communication and problem-solving skills, business acumen, a commitment to excellence, and a collaborative style, with the ability to build rapport with others and maintain confidentiality. Desired Qualifications • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis on accounting required • 5-10 years of progressively responsible work experience • Experience in an architecture/engineering firm or professional services firm strongly preferred • Proficiency in project management and accounting software required • Proficiency in BQE Core software systems preferred • Strong computer skills including the newer versions of Excel, Word • Strong, demonstrated written and verbal communication skills Roles And Responsibilities Management • Maintain and evolve the existing documented system of accounting policies and procedure • Manage operations of the accounting function, including an annual audit • Assist in implementing BQE Core software systems • Maintain firm accounting systems within BQE CORE software systems • Maintain and process monthly billing through accounts receivable system • Record receipt of payments from customers and clients.
Process the deposit of such payments in the business checking account • Prepare monthly invoices to the company’s clients • Record invoices as revenues and as accounts receivable in the books and records • Manage an established collection protocol • Maintain and process accounts payables • Record payable invoices as expenses • Reconcile banking statements • Responsible for reconciliation of multiple bank accounts, ensuring the accuracy of cash accounts • Manage monthly reporting process • Control budgets to mitigate risk • Enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results • Ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles • Responsible for overall payroll and review payroll transactions for job costing accuracy • Ensure SEP IRA is accurately maintained with the provider Reporting • Prepare monthly financial reports for Principals • Issue monthly and complete financial statements including: - AR, AP, cash flow, credit cards, account balances and office performance metrics • Issue year-end financial statements and 1099’s, W2’s, SEP IRA • Coordinate and provide third-party accountant with year-end financials • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations • Deduce variances from the budget and report significant issues to management • Provide financial analyses as needed, for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations • Prepare monthly SEP IRA contributions to provider Employee Payroll and SEP IRA • Organize and submit bi-weekly payroll - bank balance verification • Organize and submit bi-weekly SEP IRA contribution - tied to payroll • Make necessary adjustments to payroll (e.g., employee raises, adjustments for hourly employees) • Process paperwork (e.g., payroll and SEP IRA) for all new employees • Assist HR with requests related to the onboarding and termination of employees Additional Desired Responsibilities Insurance • Coordinate all company’s business insurance policies • Prepare annual Workers’ Compensation audit • Prepare annual professional liability insurance renewal application • Coordinate with liability insurance representative to provide insurance options for Principal review • Meet with Principals and insurance representative after making decision on the current renewal Human Resources (HR) - (in coordination with the firm’s external HR consultant) • Initiate employee health insurance renewal process - Accounting Manager works with insurance representative to go over renewal options and present to Associates. • Assist in onboarding process for new employees - review contract/offer of employment: health insurances, SEP IRA, EcoPass, holiday, PTO, bonuses, etc. • Work with, and assist as needed, third-party HR consultant in all employee HR matters • Work with the firm’s Marketing & Operations Manager, as needed and on assigned projects Compensation And Benefits • Salary commensurate with experience • Full-time benefits to include: - Matching Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP) - Health Insurance - Dental Insurance - Vision Insurance - Paid Time Off Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 5 - 10 years Bonus/Commission: No
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