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Director of Accounting

Company: Blair Companies
Location: Altoona
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Job Description:

Blair Image ElementsJOB DESCRIPTION: Director of Accounting--Department: ---------------------------------- AccountingLocation: ------------------------------------------------ 5107 Kissel Avenue, Altoona, PASupervisor: ---------------------------------------- Vice President of FinanceFLSA Status: ------------------------------------ Regular, Full Time, Salaried, ExemptApproved Date: ---------------------- March 9, 2020--SummaryBlair Image Elements is looking for a Director of Accounting who is self-directed, and has been involved in Financial Presentation, Budgets, Forecasts, and Inventory Valuations.-- Needs to have Excellent communication skills, reliable and highly organized, team player, strong leadership skills, and analytical mind.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.-- Other duties may be assigned:

  • Manufacturing experience as it relates to costing objectives, standards, and other related flow of information and processes.
  • Supports organization financial objectives by providing financial analyses and recommendations and directing staff.
  • Develops accounting organizational strategies by contributing accounting and financial information, analysis, and recommendations for strategic thinking and direction, and establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Establishes accounting operational strategies by evaluating trends, establishing critical measurements, determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies, designing systems, accumulating resources, resolving problems, and implementing change.
  • Provides financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation, collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial information, and advising departments on the collection and analysis of data.
  • Maintains sufficient funds by forecasting cash requirements and obligations.
  • Minimizes legally required taxes by studying regulations, presenting tax strategies to management, and filing returns.
  • Maximizes sales margins by recommending product and service pricing policies.
  • Minimizes inventory investment by analyzing returns and recommending inventory levels and reorder pointsSupervisory ResponsibilitiesSupervise accounting staff, provide on the job training and mentoring to new employees and to ensure that day to day operations, tasks and projects are being completed as planned--Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.Team Leadership - Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments.Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.--Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
    Education and/or Experience - Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Mathematical Skills - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.-- Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.-- Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Excel Spreadsheet software and MS Word software, MS Powerpoint.-- Knowledge of Financial software as well Proficient in computer software programs, word, spreadsheet, and data base systems, budget and forecasting experience, project management experience as well as knowledge of accounting and financial principles.--Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. --While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.-- The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.-- --Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.--AccessibilityReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.------------------------------ --ABOUT BLAIR IMAGE ELEMENTSWe strive at Blair to create a culture that provides ongoing rewards and career opportunities for our employees. Beyond compensation and benefits, feedback from our employees has demonstrated that there are many things that contribute to overall job satisfaction, including our focus on advancement opportunities, training and mutual respect. With this in mind, please see below for a brief overview of the benefits and policies that exist at Blair.Drugs and AlcoholWe have the following polices in place: Pre-Employment, Post-Accident, Reasonable Suspicion and CDL Driver Testing as well as Random Screening.Benefits
    Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription Medicine InsuranceFlexible Spending Account Option (FSA)Retirement PlanFree Life Insurance for all employees + additional available at group ratesPaid Leave Program - up to 5 weeks per year based upon length of serviceGainsharing Program - quarterly bonuses based upon company performance and servicePaid Parental LeaveTuition Reimbursement15-Year Award / 25-Year BonusWeekly Pay Schedule / Direct Deposit / Paperless ChecksLoan Program through local Credit UnionCompany Logo Uniforms & Products - distributed free annually Company funded protective footwear programPrescription safety glasses reimbursement programBreak Area - with air conditioning, microwaves, refrigerators, and convenience store type vending system with Keurig machinesFree Wi-FiFree Bottled Spring WaterCompany Culture
    Flexible work schedules promote healthier work-life balanceAnnual Employee PicnicAnnual Holiday PartyBlair Cares - employee-run committee raises money to assist fellow employees in needCommunity / Sponsorship Donation programBlair ScholarshipCasual dress environment in most areas
    Blair Information Center (BIC) - employee website accessible through any smart device for company events, news, forms and documentsQuarterly Meetings with catered lunchBi-Weekly Manufacturing Update MeetingsMonthly Lunch with Leadership GroupAnnual Employee Feedback SurveyOpen Door Policy--Blair Image Elements is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.----

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