Finance Manager

2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-2548
Corporate Office
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Plymouth
Category
Finance & Accounting
MN

Overview

At Nexus, we believe in a brighter future, and we know that sometimes kids and families just need a little help getting there. If you’re looking for a place to use your financial know-how to help make a positive impact on youth and their families, look no further.  We’re looking for a Finance Manager to join our Corporate Nexus team in Plymouth, MN! 

Responsibilities

As Finance Manager, you will support the organization in the compilation and preparation of budgets, cost reports, proformas and financial statements; assist in establishing and maintaining the organization’s accounting principles, practices and procedures and serve as a resource to site and corporate accounting staff; ensure regulatory compliance. Select responsibilities include:

 

  • Lead and manage the annual operating budget process from inception until final approval by the Board.
    • Support finance and accounting personnel in completion of the budget, such as correcting budget file issues and/or explaining how information should be classified.
    • Assist in ensuring the budget versions are complete, accurate and conform to budgetary limits.
    • During the budget process, provide pertinent staff with drafts of applicable pages/worksheets of the site operating budgets as they are updated and requested; oversee related revisions as needed.
    • Validate historical data for content.
    • Enter data for corporate entities.
    • Research and provide line item detail as needed.
    • Prepare, load and validate G/L upload of Board approved budget.
    • Transmit approved budgets to the appropriate sites.
  • Analyze annual budgets, forecasts and cost performance.
    • Compare forecasts to actual reporting.
    • Interact with site personnel regarding budget variance issues.
    • Summarize and report on variance issues monthly.
  • Generate and analyze monthly financial statements as assigned.
    • Prepare financial statements which include journal entries, general ledger postings, review of accounts, and balance sheet reconciliation.
    • Perform detailed financial statement analyses, including discussions regarding areas of concern and implementing solutions on various issues.
    • Communicate mis-statement of financial data to site Finance and validate that the corrective action has been completed.
    • Prepare timely monthly and year-to-date financial statements for distribution to applicable corporate management staff and site Finance.
    • Compile and post journal entries associated with year-end.
  • Assist and develop proforma financial statements.
    • Prepare cost analysis on proposed expansions, mergers or acquisitions.
    • Identify and develop enhanced reporting routines and perform ad hoc analysis for business partners and management.
    • Educate decision-makers on techniques employed in financial analysis.
    • Participate in and manage special projects, as assigned, related to the application of proper accounting for new or evolving business transactions; Serve as the project leader when assigned.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual cost reports.
    • Ensure compliance with the state and federal cost reporting methodologies and regulations, and anticipate the implications and impact of the calculations of the reports.
    • Distribute costs between the various divisions of management.
    • Accumulate and allocate costs associated with multiple programs and report on such costs internally to management and externally to customers.
    • Compare actual costs to estimates and analyze variances.
    • Ensure timely filing of cost reports.
    • Prepare reports as required by regulatory agencies.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement in existing business processes that impact Finance and participate in the development and implementation of initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
    • Assess current trends in business practices, financial products and industry competition.
    • Keep up to date on new regulations or policies that may affect the industry.
    • Participate in the review of the applicable financial policies and procedures for the company.
  • Participate in the internal audit process.
    • Determine if the system of authorization and recording procedures is adequate to provide reasonable accounting control over assets, liabilities, income and expenses.
    • Review pertinent documents necessary to determine if an audit trail exists for all records and systems.
    • Provide and maintain result documentation for auditors.
    • Under guidance of the Corporate Controller and Corporate Accounting Manager, collaborate with site personnel on corrective actions as necessary.
  • Assist in the external audit process.
    • Prepare “audit ready” financial statements.
    • Prepare and maintain necessary schedules as assigned for the annual audit.
    • Participate in the annual audit conducted by the external auditors, as assigned.
  • Ensure confidentiality and integrity of all Nexus and its affiliate’s proprietary information; ensure confidentiality regarding residents’ issues, background and treatment; and comply with Nexus policies involving privacy and confidentiality rules for residents and their families.
  • Establish positive working relationships with site and corporate staff and serve as a liaison for all financial staff and assist them in resolving accounting related issues.
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required by Nexus. Understand and support the Nexus philosophy and treatment modalities.

 

 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance and a minimum of 7 years progressively responsible accounting experience, with at least 2 years supervisory experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle stress in a changing environment.
  • Possesses strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); sound mathematical, technical and analysis skills
  • Requires intermediate knowledge and experience with financial/PC based accounting system(s)
  • Requires intermediate to advanced Excel and Word skills; Proficiency with additional MS Office software, preferred.

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