Senior Accounting Manager job description template

About this position

The Senior Accounting Manager is a leadership position that is responsible for managing the daily operations of the accounting department. The position is responsible for developing and implementing efficient strategies and processes, as well as overseeing the day-to-day activities of the accounting team. The Senior Accounting Manager is also responsible for monitoring the accuracy of accounting records, preparing financial statements, and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This position requires a high level of technical expertise, as well as strong problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills.


1. Oversee the daily operations of the accounting department
2. Ensure accurate and timely financial statements in compliance with GAAP
3. Develop and maintain internal controls to ensure accurate financial reporting
4. Prepare, analyze and interpret financial reports to assess department performance
5. Design and coordinate budgeting processes and procedures
6. Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable functions
7. Monitor cash flow and make recommendations for improvement
8. Provide support to auditors and ensure compliance with regulations and legislation
9. Manage financial risk and set up strategies to minimize it
10. Train and mentor accounting staff to ensure they are up to date with new developments and best practices


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
• At least 10 years of experience in accounting and financial management
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation
• Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, regulations, and auditing standards
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to develop innovative solutions


Planning and organizing
Taking timely actions to ensure obligations are met Goal setting, planning and priorization Clarifying expectations of self and others
Managerial Accounting
P&L Management Cash Flow Cash Management Management Accounting Cost accounting
Business partnering
Business partner Business acumen
Developing others
Sharing knowledge, skills and expertise to others Coaching others to succeed Enhancing individual and professional development
Analytical thinking
Identifying cause and effect relationships Gathering information and data
Financial accounting
Financial Analysis Financial Reporting Financial Accounting Financial Statement Balance Sheet Financial Consolidation Income Statement Reconciliation
Communicating information
Asking the right questions Influencing and persuading others Active Listening Synthesizing information
Accounting Softwares
Sage Xero QuickBooks Zoho Wave Accounting