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Senior Accounting Manager

Propeller Industries in New York, NY, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Awesome colleagues, collaborative culture and great benefits!”

The Senior Accounting Manager is responsible for delivering value and accounting services to clients from Propeller’s portfolio of fast growing consumer brand, technology and food & beverage companies. This includes leading teams of accountants to provide weekly, monthly and year-end accounting activities. The role offers growth and exposure across several industries, as well as the opportunity to lead and scale a team.

The Senior Accounting Manager works closely with our Accounting and Finance Directors, as well as others at Propeller, to manage client relationships, oversee the preparation of monthly financial reporting, and develop and implement accounting policies, procedures and controls for our clients.

The ideal candidate possesses management or leadership experience, a solid operational and technical accounting background, strong communication skills, and the proven ability to juggle priorities and work proactively to drive results. This person is a self-starter and flexible; has a high level of integrity; is action and goal-oriented; and is comfortable in a fast-paced, team-oriented, collaborative environment. It’s a plus to have worked in a client-services, multi-client or multi-entity environment.

Accounting & Reporting

  • Oversee teams delivering standard weekly and monthly accounting and bookkeeping
  • Lead month-end close process for a portfolio of clients, working with a team of accountants to complete reconciliations and prepare supporting schedules as needed
  • Own general accounting processes, including streamlining workflow, reviewing account reconciliations, and ensuring accuracy of deliverables
  • Document and maintain scalable standard operating procedures with strong controls
  • Develop an understanding and documentation of complex accounting processes with clients, including internal processes that may affect their financials
  • Train client teams on best practices as needed
  • Prepare monthly consolidated financial statements
  • Develop reporting; proactively providing value-added analysis and metrics

Client Services

  • Deliver high quality client service to a portfolio of clients in multiple industries
  • Develop an understanding of client teams and clients’ business models
  • Partner with Propeller Directors to manage client relationships throughout their lifecycle with Propeller
  • Act as the primary point of contact for clients’ accounting questions and needs

Management & Collaboration

  • Mentor and develop a team of Propeller accountants by reviewing their work and ensuring adequate opportunities for training and new experiences
  • Allocate and delegate work across teams to balance workload and training opportunities
  • Track and assist in state and local tax filings
  • Partner with colleagues across the company and within the team to implement and integrate new processes

The Ideal Candidate

  • 7 years operational accounting experience
  • Ability to collaborate and manage a team
  • An undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Knowledge of consulting business model and tools in multi-client environment
  • A passion for leveraging systems and driving process improvements
  • Experience with full close-cycle accounting
  • Experienced in QBO and related software tools (Shopify, SOS, Cin7)
  • Strong working knowledge of inventory management and/or revenue recognition
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel
  • CPA and/or Big-4 experience a plus
  • Expertise working in e-commerce start-up or consumer packaged goods a plus

About Propeller Industries:

Propeller Industries is the leading strategic finance and accounting partner for venture-stage companies. We leverage our fractional team model, deep industry pattern-recognition, scalable technology stack and global operating platform to deliver an advantage to founders trying to navigate the challenges of growth. We deliver real-time reporting and data access to management teams, which helps them build, shape and scale their businesses.
The firm has offices in San Francisco, Santa Monica, New York, Austin, Boulder and Sun Valley, ID and currently serves nearly 300 clients.