QTS

Regional Property Accounting Supervisor

US-KS-Overland Park
Job ID
2017-2036
Category
Finance/Accounting

OVERVIEW

The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New trends. New opportunities. There’s true excitement surrounding the future. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center. We innovate next-generation cloud and hybrid solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated I.T. platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re defining the curve.

 

As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies, we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve new problems, and create new solutions to improve lives.

 

We are powered by our people.

 

At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.

 

We are looking for a Regional Property Accounting Supervisor who combines a solid background in accounting and strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.  You should be detailed-oriented and have sound judgment and strong reasoning skills, as well as a good analytic and problem-solving abilities.  It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment.

 

The Regional Property Accounting Supervisor provides leadership and direction to a team of accountants with primary responsibilities around managing the monthly close process while maintaining a strong controls environment and driving process improvements within the organization.  This includes preparing and reviewing journal entries for all accruals, allocations and reclasses, and reconciling balance sheet accounts.  This role is also responsible for the preparation and distribution of the regional financial statements and will have an integral part of the annual external audit.  Separate Balance Sheet and Income Statements are maintained for each of our owned and leased facilities.  They will provide assistance to the Director of Accounting and VP of Facilities as needed for ad-hoc information and analysis.

RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

 

  • Responsible for maintaining a high-performing team including mentoring and training staff members and identifying cross-training opportunities
  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff
  • Lead and nurture a work culture with a positive attitude that promotes open, frequent and dynamic communication among staff, stimulating teamwork to accomplish desired goals and objectives
  • Lead team in execution and coordination of monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes and internal reporting, including review of work papers, analysis and other documentation supporting the monthly close process and month-end balances across all accounts.
  • Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Responsible for timely, accurate monthly accounting close including journal entries, reconciliations, and explanations of actuals vs. plan flux analysis
  • Maintain detailed account reconciliations and gain intimate knowledge of critical account balances
  • Review journal entries and other accounting transactions, maintain overall accuracy and integrity of the general ledger, and ensure that financial statements are GAAP compliant
  • Responsible for insuring the integrity of our data from our ERP and reporting systems, including the implementation of new systems
  • Provide support on annual financial audits including providing backup documentation and explanations as needed
  • Responsible for supporting management initiatives including process standardization and simplification, financial analysis and research, and reporting
  • Ensures defined internal controls are followed on a consistent basis for Sarbanes Oxley compliance
  • Assist in financial budgeting and forecasting
  • Ad-hoc projects and additional recurring responsibilities as deemed necessary by management
  • Assist with integration of acquired companies/properties
  • Collaborate with other departments to obtain information required for financial analysis and variance resolutions

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance or Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting required
  • Seven or more years of experience in the accounting/financial reporting areas and in a fast-paced environment
  • Two or more years of Supervisory experience

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ten or more years of experience in the accounting/financial reporting areas and in a fast-paced environment
  • CPA
  • Microsoft Great Plains experience or other large ERP systems

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A strategic thinker with an understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and financial processes
  • Ability to adapt to/effect change, and welcome new challenges
  • Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience with automated accounting systems
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-pace work environment
  • Must have the ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization

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