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Accounting Manager

 

 

Overview

Accounting managers are responsible for the administration of management accounts, organizational budgeting and administration of accounting.

 

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Manage information reports on specific topics at specified intervals
  • Handle budget compilation and control, with analysis of monthly reports against budgets
  • Interpret the statistical and accounting information to appraise operating results in terms of cost, budgets, and policies of operation, trends and increased profit possibilities
  • Maintain general ledger
  • Manage the closing and balance sheet reconciliation processes
  • Oversee accounting processes including financial statements reporting, foreign currency accounting, fixed assets, governmental reporting and other accounting activities
  • Oversee financial risk management processes
  • Coordinate the preparation of yearly budgets
  • Analyze and interpret monthly operating or project performance against budget
  • Develop accounting and financial management systems and reports
  • Train accountants under your leadership
  • Establish and monitor internal controls and processes
  • Work with internal and external audit agencies on quarterly and annual income statements
  • Prepare monthly management reports
  • Responsible for inventory controls and accuracy

 

What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required to become an accounting manager. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is highly desired as is a master’s degree in business administration or accounting.

 

To pursue a career as an Accounting Manager:

The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, accounting, business courses, economics, government, and computer courses and mathematics.

 

Where can I work?

Accounting managers are employed by nearly all companies in agricultural as well as accounting firms and government entities. 

 

Future Job Market / Outlook

The future outlook for an accounting manager will be good over the next five years. 

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • CPA Connect
  • American Institute of CPA’s
  • National Society of Accountants
  • The American Accounting Association
  • American Agricultural Economics Association