QTS

  • Senior Manager, Accounting Operations

    Job Locations US-KS-Overland Park
    Job ID
    2018-2173
    Category
    Finance/Accounting
  • OVERVIEW

    The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New infrastructures. New and more complex customer needs. Every day feels like a shift. There’s a sense of excitement surrounding the future, but also uncertainty. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center provider. We support next-generation cloud and hybrid colocation solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re innovating to stay ahead of the curve.

     

    At QTS our people power us to provide expertise, technology and infrastructure for IT decision makers in complex, high-pressure environments. 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 a problem, or create a solution 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.

     

    The Senior Manager, Accounting Operations provides leadership and direction to a team of finance professionals and managers with primary responsibilities around Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and monthly customer Billings, while maintaining a strong controls environment and driving process improvements within the organization. Candidate demonstrates proven success in driving operational efficiency in transactional based environment.

    RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

    • Responsible for maintaining a high-performing team including mentoring and training staff members and identifying cross-training opportunities
    • Lead other finance managers to accomplish department development goals
    • Inspire team members through example, meetings, and work ethic
    • Work with team members to establish annual goals and objectives
    • Interact with customers and vendors to facilitate financial transactions
    • Demonstrate agility with competing projects and priorities
    • 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
    • Monitor and analyzes department work to develop more efficient processes and procedures while allocating scarce resources to high priority initiatives
    • Lead implementation of relevant sections of strategic financial projects, including upgrades and implementation of ERP Software
    • Provide support for periodic financial audits for site development and accounts payable
    • Responsible for supporting management initiatives including process standardization and simplification, financial analysis and research, and reporting
    • Ensures compliance with internal control policies in a SOX environment
    • Collaborate with other department in accomplishing strategic objectives

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting
    • Seven or more years of experience in the accounting/financial reporting areas
    • Five or more years of supervisory experience
    • Proven success in transactional based environment

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • CPA, MBA, or graduate finance related degree
    • Microsoft Great Plains experience or other large ERP systems
    • Previous experience with Six Sigma or other process-improvement oriented programs
    • Previous experience managing customer collections and payables

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • A strategic thinker with an understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and financial processes
    • Familiarity with process mapping and a variety of transactional based automated tools
    • Professional agility
    • Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Excel skills
    • Experience with automated accounting systems
    • Must have the ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization
    • Demonstrate willingness to partner across internal departments with competing priorities

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