• Accounting Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/20/2018 5:22 PM)
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  • Overview

    HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.


    Our Dallas office is looking for an Accounting Manager to join the team.


    Senior Accounting Manager will provide financial support to the Corporate Accounting group and is primarily responsible for the general ledger team (3 FTE) including the following responsibilities; financial reporting, month end close, income statement/ balance sheet analysis and percent complete calculations.

    • Position will have 3 direct reports (Accountants).
    • Manage month end close.
    • Reconcile, analyze and review general ledger accounts in preparation for month end close to ensure accuracy and validity of accounting transactions and company books and records.
    • Review month end balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Timely preparation of management reports and other ad-hoc reports.
    • Prepare detailed analytics of accounts.
    • Provide support to other groups within the accounting organizations.
    • Work with external auditors, as needed.
    • Additional assignments as may be assigned by management.
    • Participate in special projects, as needed.


    The ideal candidate for this role must have experience consisting of audit of a service based company or senior role at service based company, with 3-5 years of management experience.  Additionally, they must be able to prepare reconciliations and perform detailed analytics.  Candidate must have strong technical accounting knowledge and understanding of US GAAP principles. Knowledge of intercompany eliminations, consolidations and f/x gain (loss) is also ideal.

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required. CPA designation or in progress is a plus for this role.
    • Required experience is 5+ years of experience consisting of audit of a service company or senior accountant position, with a minimum 3 years of management experience. Candidates without this experience will not be considered. Previous experience in construction, architectural design or engineering is a highly preferred.  Experience with Vision Deltek is a plus.  
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to work with all levels of management and employees.
    • Proficient in Microsoft office products including Excel.
    • Effective time management skills.
    • Organized and able to manage multiple activities and programs timely and with a high degree of accuracy.



    HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran



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