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Accounting Projects Manager - listed February 28, 2019


Doyon, Limited
Fairbanks or Anchorage


Raquel Moses

Job Description

We are searching for a motivated candidate to join our accounting department to help manage exciting and challenging accounting and compliance projects. Reporting to the Controller, the Accounting Projects Manager will lead the implementation of accounting standards as well as a variety of projects to review recording, close, and reporting processes while serving as a technical accounting resource within the company. The ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative, a keen desire to continuously improve processes, and possess a deep knowledge of accounting principles and internal control processes.

• Lead technical accounting projects, including accounting standards evaluation and implementation
• Prepare ad hoc financial information for CFO, department heads, and other members of management
• Assess accounting policies and procedures to ensure efficient processing of accounting data, information flow, and appropriate internal controls
• Research complex accounting requirements and prepare accounting position memos

Financial Statements
• Implement and provide ongoing monitoring of compliance with new accounting and presentation standards
• Work on the preparation of various internal and external financial statements
• Assist with managing external audits

Additional Responsibilities
• Targeted review and monitoring of specific accounting processes
• Review recoding, closing, and reporting processes and contribute to process change implementation
• Provide staff training in accounting standards as needed
• Ability to work occasional overtime is required
• Occasional overnight travel is required
• Other duties as assigned

• Commitment to Excellence – Identifies what needs to be done and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations.
• Corporate Values- Understand, embraces, and integrates Doyon corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities.
• Customer Service – Identifies and responds to current and future client needs by providing excellent service to internal and external clients.
• Safety and Security – Promotes a safe work environment for co-workers and customers.
• Teamwork – Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens, and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside or outside the organization.

• Analytical Skills- Visualizes, articulates and solves a variety of problems and concepts and makes appropriate decisions based on available information
• Attention to Detail- Ensures one's own and other's work and information are complete and accurate
• Communication Skills- Listens, writes, and speaks effectively, and positively relates and interacts with co-workers and others
• Decision Making- Makes choices or reaches conclusions by establishing objectives, gathering relevant information, identifying alternatives, setting criteria for the decision, and selecting the best option
• Employee Development - Effective in the recruitment, selection, development, and retention of competent staff members
• Financial Management- Applies critical financial concepts and practices to establish and maintain realistic budgets
• Leadership- Maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches employees to meet high performance standards and goals
• Management- Plans, organizes, directs, monitors, and controls a group of one or more employees or one or more entities to accomplish organizational goals and objectives
• Problem Solving- Anticipates and identifies problems, distinguishes between symptoms and causes, and determines alternative solutions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.
• Process Improvement – Manages, leads and enables the process of change and transition while helping others to deal with the process.
• Reporting- Generates reports that are accurate, objective and complete in a timely manner
• Strategic Implementation/Thinking- Formulates effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategies, examines policy issues and strategic planning with a long term perspective, determines objectives, sets priorities, and anticipates potential threats or opportunities

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
• A minimum of six years of progressively responsible accounting experience of which two years must be in public accounting
• Advanced knowledge of the Accounting Standards Codification and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)
• Proven experience with financial reporting and project management
• Thorough understanding of internal control processes
• Strong managerial and interpersonal skills

• Corporate / operational accounting experience
• CPA license
• Big4 public accounting experience
• Utilities accounting experience
• Fairbanks area applicants preferred

The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities and abilities.

The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing less than forty pounds. [Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions].

It is Doyon’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

Doyon grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.

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