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Bookkeeper/Accounting Manager

 

Paragus IT is the largest outsourced IT vendor in the Pioneer Valley. As an employee owned company with aspirations of serving 1000 customers across the entire country, we are not strangers to fast growth, rapid change, and exciting challenges. Ranked as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts, we have an intense focus on culture, people, process, and continuous improvement. We are determined to be the best at everything we do and we aren’t afraid to do the hard work required to get there.

Currently we are on the hunt for a very special individual to join our team. We are looking for an individual who knows their stuff when it comes to financial accounting and day to day company operations. A passionate, smart, organized, and enthusiastic Accounting Manager who is excited and ready to help us continue to grow and realize our vision for the future. 

 

Summary

We are looking for a reliable Accounting Manager that will analyze every day financial activities and subsequently provide advice and guidance to upper management on future financial plans.

The goal for this position is to enable the company’s leaders to make sound business decisions and meet the company’s objectives and kick some ass doing so!

 

The Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day accounting operation, maintaining a secure and functional facility, and overseeing the company vehicle fleet. The Accounting Manager will work with company leadership to implement and execute processes that align with company goals and allow the company to meet its short- and long-term objectives. The holder of this role will also develop well-documented procedures and policies that enable the delivery of consistent and high-quality support services to the organization with an excellent customer experience.

 

You will succeed in this role if you:

  • Know your stuff when it comes to standard Accounting processes and compliance matters for things like payroll, budgeting, A/P & A/R, financial risk and long term growth solutions
  • Enjoy supporting the development and growth employees and managers
  • Embrace a challenge and thrive with a little chaos and pressure
  • Be resourceful when it comes to solving problems and addressing new situations
  • Are detail oriented and understand that when it comes to Accounting, there is little room for error

 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs day-to-day tasks including Billing, A/R, A/P, Cash Management, Reporting, Budget Management, Tax Reporting, and Reconciliations
  • Performs checks & balances to ensure financial system accuracy
  • Coordinates all facility management needs
  • Supervises Fleet Manager and oversees maintenance of company fleet
  • Maintains knowledge of Company policies, programs, and procedures
  • Effectively delegates tasks to ensure deadlines are met
  • Producing financial reports related to budgets, account payables, account receivables, expenses etc.
  • Developing long-term business plans based on the company’s financial data and trends
  • Developing strategies that work to minimize financial risk
  • Provide financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action.
  • Advise on investment activities and provide strategies that the company should take
  • Maintain the financial health of the organization.
  • Analyze costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans.
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Correspond with various other departments, discussing company plans and agreeing on future paths to be taken.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and on the job training
  • Experience with QuickBooks, or similar accounting software
  • Must possess knowledge of good accounting practices and a willingness to continually expand that knowledge
  • Ability to effectively handle facility and office management
  • 1-2 years of supervisory experience
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • A keen eye for detail and desire to probe further into data
  • Ability to stick to meet tight deadlines
  • Extensive understanding of financial trends both within the company and general market patterns
  • Proficient user of finance software
  • Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations
  • BS/MA degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • Professional qualification such as CFA/CPA or similar will be considered a plus

 

Salary Range: $45,000 - $65,000

Compensation & Benefits: Besides your standard fare like health, dental, PTO, etc. you'll also enjoy:

  • Culture, culture, culture! Think: fun events, good beer from our own taps, great snacks (like staff lunches from the grill), amazing people (if you don't like to laugh, don't apply)
  • Dog friendly office! (because what's better than having a furry friend around)
  • Extra-curricular (optional) committees, training classes, and mentorship
  • Employee Ownership
  • 401k

 

Ideal Candidate

We’re looking for a fun-loving person to join our family! Our ideal candidate would have excellent customer service and communication skills, both written and verbal. You’ll need to know your way around Microsoft Office Suite, as we use those apps for everything. You will also be using some custom software so being able to adapt to new technologies quickly will come in handy. The ability to multi-task is of the utmost importance, as you’ll have many clients to juggle. You should have the ability to work independently, prioritize your work, and manage your time effectively, though we expect you to be a team player as well. We also want people who are smart, creative, and willing to share their ideas about how we can make Paragus an even better company.  Lastly, we hope you love beer – whether that be Root Beer or a local IPA – because we certainly enjoy ending a successful day with a pour from one of our private taps in our staff pub. Beer not your thing? That’s fine, we’re also really into great coffee and sweet treats.  

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