Accounting Manager

Sextant Marketing is riding a wave of success, creativity, ingenuity and growth and we are looking for a new crew member. As one of the fastest growing companies in Tampa Bay, we offer an atmosphere where you can find your True North and be an engine of innovation and positive change. Let’s talk about charting a course together as you fill the significant role of Accounting Manager.

Position Summary:

The Accounting Manager performs an integral role within Sextant Marketing, responsible for the accounting department and all areas of financial reporting. We are looking for a crew member to develop and maintain accounting principles, best practices, and systems for collecting, analyzing, and reporting information. Must have a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The accounting manager will advise on budgets, financial strategy, financial reporting, and forecasting.

This is a functional manager role, and hands on management of the accounting tools for invoicing, billing, bookkeeping and day-to-day operations will be core aspects of the job, transforming into a more focused managerial role as growth permits.

The optimal candidate will have strong finance management and organizational skills and an accounting or finance background. The person who fills this role will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and other senior leadership.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for managing & reporting Sextant’s financials correctly. This includes working with core clients, service providers, and similar. This crew member will also successfully process AR/AP tasks in a consistent and timely manner. Thus, the candidate will support all aspects of the company’s finances and be responsible for the successful operation of the accounting department. Examples of these responsibilities include:

  • Oversees the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or financial reporting standards.
  • Oversees the daily activities of the accounting department and ensures that all major projects, month-end, and year-end reports are completed accurately and on time. Examples include:
    • accounts payable/receivable
    • month and end-year process
    • revenue and expenditure variance analysis
    • cash forecasting
    • treasury, budgeting
    • payroll and utilities
    • general ledger
    • capital assets / account reconciliations
  • Audits accounts to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; coordinates with outside auditors and provides needed information for the annual external audit.
  • Oversees preparation of business activity reports, financial forecasts, and annual budgets.
  • Collaborates with internal teams
  • Assists other departments as they develop strategies, establish objectives, and make decisions that could have a financial impact on the business.
  • Manages the accounting staff who are responsible for financial reporting, billing, collections, payroll, and budget preparation.
    • Recruits and hires accounting and financial staff, contractors, and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Reviews innovative technologies and strategies to keep Sextant Marketing at the forefront of developments in financial management and accounting practices.
  • Candidate must show desire to lead, take on multiple tasks and grow within the role that allows for leadership and experience in a range of finance and accounting disciplines.
  • Other activities as described by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong understanding of and experience in directly managing accounting software such as QuickBooks Online and/or Wave Accounting.
  • Proven knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices, standards, laws, and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills; comfort with being on the phone and communicating through emails.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
  • Proficient at organizational management and applying good judgment on business endeavors.
  • Positive attitude with an optimistic and energetic disposition.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks within deadlines and learn advanced strategies.
  • Desire to learn and excel with a growing company.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in associated field required.
  • Exceptional math skills.
  • Previous experience as an accountant, accounting supervisor, or manager
  • 3-5 years of experience in an accounting/finance role, preferably in a marketing, advertising, or similar agency environment.
  • Experience in an agency setting and experience with direct client communication is preferred
  • Experience with a high-volume, multi-client agency is a plus.
  • Experience with the higher education marketing industry is a plus.

Sextant Team Member Benefits

Sextant Marketing team members are pioneers in the higher education industry. We develop and execute marketing and enrollment strategies that allow many of the most prestigious traditional ground-based state and private, non-profit universities in the nation to establish themselves as leading brands. As part of the Sextant Marketing crew, you’ll benefit from this culture anchored in experience, creativity, innovation, and growth. We also love:

  • Excellent benefits package including health, vision, dental and life.
  • Generous Vacation and Holiday pay.
  • Competitive Salary.
  • Flexible work-life balance.
  • Desirable urban location with vibrant culture and restaurants just steps away.

The above declarations are not intended to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties, responsibilities, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.  Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, a reasonable representation of its activities, and the requirements to perform it.

Ready to chart your career course with Sextant?