Top Accounting Executive
Also referred to as: Top Accounting Executive, Chief Accounting Officer, Head of Accounting, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President of Accounting
Requirements and Responsibilities
Provides technical leadership and direction for all accounting functions and operations. Develops and implements accounting policies and procedures that adhere to governmental financial and tax regulations and comply with GAAP and IFRS standards. Operationalizes accounting systems and processes to deliver continuous improvements. Ensures accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close processes and reporting. Establishes internal auditing processes and coordinates external audits. Uses in-depth knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and best practices to develop accounting professionals. May require a master's degree in accounting or finance. Typically requires Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials. Typically reports to chief financial officer (cfo). Manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head.
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