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Director of Accounting

Bell & Associates

Director of Accounting

$170-200k plus 20% bonus

Nashville, TN – hybrid

Bell & Associates has been engaged to help our client find their next Director of Accounting. The Director of Accounting, Global Reporting and Compliance will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the accounting team, including general ledger. The Director is responsible for the monthly close process, account reconciliations and department KPIs. The successful candidate will lead an effective and comprehensive process for all accounting functions, reconciliations and month end close.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accounting:
    • Assist in month end close for North America entities, including but not limited to:
      • Manage the monthly close process and provide measures to streamline and condense the monthly close cycle.
      • Prepare and/or review/approve journal entries per guidelines.
      • Prepare and/or review/approve balance sheet reconciliations per corporate guidelines.
      • Conduct GL Detail research through JDE and Hubble to validate accuracy of financial statements and implement corrections for issues discovered.
      • Prepare financial trend analysis to complete income statement review, including revenue, COGS, and SG&A.
    • Global Close
      • Prepare monthly consolidated elimination entries upon completion of entity level transactions.
      • Periodically review global reconciliations to ensure compliance with corporate guidelines and GAAP standards.
    • Review of all Assets and Liabilities
      • Ensure Maintenance of Fixed Asset register and accuracy in depreciation accounting.
      • Review accruals for expenses and other liability accounts and ensure the accruals are as per accounting policy.
      • Monitor Lease assets – ensure accurate accounting of Lease assets and liabilities.
    • Oversee and maintain accounting records
      • Review of Balance sheet and P&L Schedules
      • Ensure timely completion of bank reconciliations

    • Reporting:
      • Prepare monthly financial statements including cash flow statement and EBITDA walk.
      • Prepare monthly financial reports for investor reporting through the Anaplan reporting platform.
      • Research new technical accounting standards and/or accounting issues and prepare position papers.
      • Prepare, analyze, and review annual consolidated financial statements, footnotes, and management discussion and analysis for audited financials.
      • Provides technical accounting GAAP guidance and support to all company entities. At times, this may include involvement in due diligence and other activities surrounding acquisitions/dispositions.
      • Responsible for proper timing and application of revenue recognition rules.
      • Lead annual external financial audit of the company’s accounts including preparation of the individual and cash flow statements.
      • Coordinate the periodic consolidation and global financial close efforts and ensure proper elimination of intercompany activities.
      • Prepare Ad hoc reporting as required.
    • Compliance:
      • Interact with external auditor and manage the year-end audit to ensure that the financial statements get issued no later than March 31 (90 days post year-end)
      • Evolve process flows and policies and procedures for the organization’s Finance operations.
      • Prepare statutory accounts for assigned international entities.
      • Ensure compliance of various applicable taxes
      • Coordinate with colleagues to ensure on-time renewal of business licenses
      • Ensure timely renewals of property and vehicle insurance (this would include all corporate insurance lines D&O, fiduciary, property / casualty, WC)
      • Develop and implement accounting policies, procedures, and controls to ensure compliance with accounting standards, tax laws, and financial regulations.

    • Process Improvement:
      • Work with global financial reporting teams to improve current processes
      • Research new processes for proper accounting treatment
      • Participate on cross functional teams to develop processes and solve issues
      • Catalyst maintenance and training

    • People:
      • Responsible for staff development, performance evaluations and finance department structure with the CFO, VP, Corporate Controller, and accounting team.
      • Manage and support the accounting and reporting team through coaching and a collaborative management style
      • Determine staffing needs based on short and long-term business goals
      • Develop and mentor the accounting team, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

We Offer You:

  • Full benefits package; medical, dental, vision
  • 401k plan
  • Competitive PTO accrual as well as additional wellness days
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Work environment that harbors a culture of collaboration and community
  • Learning and development opportunities


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field, Master’s degree in business administration, public administration or other relevant field, or CPA preferred
  • 7-10 years of progressive financial operations responsibility in manufacturing, retail, or similarly complex organization with at least five of those years in a finance leadership role
  • Demonstrated competence in financial reporting and internal controls, development of financial and budget planning models, and benchmarking tools
  • Proficiency with reporting tools, ERP systems and Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to effectively supervise and build a high performance culture
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to synthesize complex data for a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and collaboration skills with a proven track record of building effective relationships across functional areas and with external and community partners
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Transparent and open working style and high level of professional integrity
  • Excellent problem solving, and ability to respond to a changing array of opportunities
  • Ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals

Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America –


Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas – Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management. We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.

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