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Accounting Manager

Company: Mesa Airlines, Inc.
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose:The Accounting Manger will manage the monthly close process and ensure the financial data recorded in all accounts are accurate, timely and complete.
Essential Functions:

  • Hire, train and supervise accounting staff.
  • Oversee daily accounting procedures, maintenance of monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing schedules and reports.
  • Review monthly journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Review, investigate, and resolve accounting discrepancies and reconciling items.
  • Review and approve fixed asset reporting - fixed asset roll forward, define asset depreciation life, depreciate assets and reconcile to general ledger.
  • Perform thorough reviews for all lease and engine contracts. Ensure accuracy and compliance with US GAAP (ASC 842) and appropriate documentation for external reporting and audit requirements.
  • Prepare and review schedules required for SEC reporting - debt maturity, FV debt, minimum lease schedule etc.
  • Work cross functionally with various teams within accounting department as well as outside of accounting, including Operations, IT and legal.
  • Work closely with Controller and provide any ad hoc reporting.
  • Maintain Chart of Accounts.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors to ensure successful audit results and compliance.
  • Responsible for maintaining accounting internal control procedures in compliance with SOX 404.
  • Recommend, support and implement process improvements to the company's accounting processes, policies and procedures.
  • Work cross functionally with various teams within accounting department as well as outside of Accounting, including Operations, IT and legal.
  • Interact with the Company's external and internal auditors on a regular basis in regard to the audit of financial statements and other audits as required.
  • Ensure compliance with key internal controls.
  • Lead or participate in special projects as necessary.
    Knowledge/Skills/Education/Licenses*:
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
    • 5+ years of relevant experience, either in public accounting or publicly traded corporate environment.
    • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP financial statement reporting requirements.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Strong communication skills (written and oral), interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work independently and with various levels of the Company.
      Preferred requirements
      • Significant experience in working with technical accounting issues.
      • Airline industry experience or knowledge a plus but not required.
        *Equivalent education and experience will be considered.

Keywords: Mesa Airlines, Inc., Phoenix , Accounting Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Phoenix, Arizona

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