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  • Location: West LA, California
  • $125000 - $130000 base salary
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #949
  • Salary: $125,000.00

A Los Angeles-based diagnostic imaging service is looking for an Accounting Manager. The Accounting manager evaluates, develops, and maintains accounting principles, practices, and procedures. Working under the direction of the Senior Director of Accounting and Finance, the Accounting Manager oversees the Senior Accounting Analysts and Accountants to ensure timely and accurate reports and reconciliations.


  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of accounting standards and regulations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of corporate structure and accounts.
  • Overseas and review the preparation of fixed asset detail, depreciation schedule, and account roll-forwards.
  • Review monthly operating expense trend reports and annual budgets for assigned centers/departments within the timeframe assigned and ensure the highest level of accuracy.
  • Ensure variances are explained clearly and succinctly as variance explanations are to be reviewed monthly with location managers, directors, and/or vice presidents as assigned by the group vice president.
  • Review account trends and detail information prepared by Senior Accounting Analysts and Accountants to group vice presidents, on an ad hoc basis. Review annual budget data to gain a depth of understanding of the budget that enables the ability to explain actual versus budget variances.
  • Prepare and maintain a journal of questions, responses, and action items for each location based on monthly operating expense trend reviews and calls
  • Recommend modifications to policies, procedures, and system applications where improvements to efficiency and effectiveness may be made.
  • Provide review comments to Senior Accounting Analysts for accurate variance explanations, balance sheet account reconciliations, and financial statement preparations.
  • Provides input and contributes to inter-departmental goals, recommending modifications to policies, and procedures system applications where improvement to efficiency and effectiveness may be made.
  • Perform cross-training of responsibilities to ensure coverage of account reconciliations and analysis. Effective cross-training includes shadowing another team member and documenting the procedures and nuances specific to the group.
  • Act as the primary financial liaison between operations and finance including but not limited to inquiries related to payroll, accounts payable, contracting, and revenue reimbursement, and at all times adhering to all accounting policies and procedures.
  • Provides guidance to other finance staff related to adherence to proper financial accounting procedures and policies.
  • Communicates effectively in writing and verbally with peers and supervisors by providing timely, clear, thorough, and concise explanations related to accounting policies and procedures
  • Communicates effectively with operations by providing timely, thorough, concise, and clear explanations of variances and accounting policies to promote positive interaction and reliability with operations. Effective explanations are those that add clarity as to “who”, “what” and “why” a variance occurred.
  • Creates workflow documentation for existing and new financial processes to provide visual explanations of how those processes work. Additionally, perform periodic updates as needed.
  • Creates and supports standardized policies and procedures of the financial processes and accounting procedures and reconciliation.
  • Manage high-volume and complex issues
  • Create and adhere to deliverables checklist to ensure clerical accuracy of reports with regard to dates, formatting, headers, footing, and cross-footing. In addition, all nuances specific to a center or partnership are well documented on the checklist
  • Review and ensure accurate and timely balance sheet account reconciliations for assigned balance sheet accounts as directed by the Director, Controller, or VP of Finance.
  • Preparation of balance sheet supporting schedules, as requested, in assigned format.
  • Ensure accurate and thorough general ledger journal entries prepared by Senior Accounting Analysts and Accountants. Ensure journal entries provide descriptions that add clarity as to “why” the entry is being recorded that cannot be gleaned from the journal entry inputs already identified by the system. Accurate and thorough journal entries are balanced, and considered for proper status as recurring, reversing, or one time and are presented for review and approval by someone at least one reporting level above the preparer.
  • Demonstrates infrequent errors. When errors are noted, accepts accountability, identifies how the error occurred, and creates tools so that error will not repeat.
  • Has read and understands all internal control policies related to areas where you are assigned as the controlling owner. Adheres to all internal controls related to areas of assigned work.
  • Effectively manages time and adheres to a close schedule.
  • Provides information requested from auditors within one business day.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Previous experience as an Accounting Manager with direct reports in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent computer skills; experience in accounting software (Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics preferred) and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Solid knowledge of key financial concepts such as budgeting, forecasting, account reconciliations, and financial statement preparation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess strong quantitative, problem-solving, and analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage employees, while multi-tasking large projects
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is preferred but not required
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