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Chief Accounting Officer

  • Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 20-02492
  • Date: May 22, 2020
  • Job title:

Britt Cohen

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Job Description - Chief Accounting Officer


Chief Accounting Officer Job Description

We are seeking a highly-skilled, experienced chief accounting officer to join our growing organization. In this position, you will coordinate and supervise the accounting department, delegating work and ensuring the staff follows all current laws and company procedures. You must be able to take large amounts of accounting information, analyze results, and make changes where necessary to benefit the company.

Chief Accounting Officer Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report directly to the chief financial officer (CFO)
  • Recruit, manage, and oversee all accounting departments; work with other accounting managers
  • Create accounting strategies to maximize profits
  • Manage payroll and taxes
  • Regularly examine financial statements and ensure they are accurate and free of any errors
  • Organize and update financial records; monitor all bookkeeping
  • Analyze accounts and suggest improvements to reduce costs and increase profits
  • Make sure all financial data adheres to current tax laws and regulations
  • Keep company accounts information confidential
  • Stay abreast of industry changes and current tax/accounting laws
  • Prepare, manage and present monthly reports
  • Act as a liaison to outside auditors
  • Represent the accounting department at board meetings

Chief Accounting Officer Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • CPA Certification; continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements
  • 10+ years experience in a senior accounting position
  • Advanced knowledge of professional accounting software
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements
  • Extensive business experience and strategic knowledge
  • Skilled in Microsoft suite; proficient in complex accounting systems
  • Highly skilled in budgeting and bookkeeping
  • Excellent financial and analytical abilities
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • High attention to detail


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