Director of Accounting

  • Location
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Financial
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_8_849261_2719008

Parker + Lynch is working on a new Accounting Director with a new client in Grand Rapids. This role is responsible for the oversight of Client Service Teams to provide the best accounting services. This includes daily processing of billing, payables, accounts receivable, and cash applications. The role will also work with the staff, employees, companies, and customers to support company objectives and values.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Controllers to be a single point of contact partners.
  • Review financial statements and reconciliations.
  • Manage and provide direction, support, and guidance as needed to Accounting Managers and staff
  • Develop, communicate, and ensure adherence to policies and procedures
  • Work to develop an engagement strategy to ensure high performance of teams as well training plans for all team members.
  • Ensure complete and up to date procedures for all roles
  • Enable a culture of improvement and develop strategies to maximize efficiencies
  • Assist with problem solving and coaching on team leadership and development.
  • Partner with other teams and members as necessary to ensure the transition of accounting functions
  • Develop agreements with partners with clear alignment on committed service levels 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or recognized equivalent work experience 
  • 7+ years of insurance accounting experience (required) 
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently or with a high degree team interaction
  • Strategic mindset
  • Experience managing large teams (required)
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Experience with agency management systems (required)
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to handle employee relations (required)  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 15% - 25% travel

Don’t wait on this opportunity. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, or someone you may know then don’t hesitate. Call me at 616-432-6791 or send an e-mail to Kirby.Bailey@parkerlynch.com. Make it a great day!