Accounting Manager

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Date: May 25, 2021

Location: Mesa, AZ, US, 85210

Company: Empire

Requisition #: 18137 

Shift : 1 

Start Time :  8:00am 

End Time :  5:00pm 

Schedule Days : Monday - Friday 

Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs week) 

Job Summary:

Manage one or more Accounting function which may include General Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Office Services. Develop and implement systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting financial information; manage accounting staff; manage client and vendor interaction.

Essential Functions:

  1. Manages assigned functional areas in the Accounting department. 
  2. Motivates and monitors staff to complete accounting transactions and related operational tasks accurately and efficiently. 
  3. Supports general Accounting functions.
  4. Manages internal and external account reconciliations.
  5. Prepares standard journal entries.
  6. Coordinates and manages month-end closings. Meets month end closing requirements.
  7. Prepares accurate and timely management reports.
  8. Establishes staff training and cross training programs. 
  9. Manages client and vender relationships.  
  10. Supervises application of payments received.  Ensures accuracy and timeliness.  
  11. Performs internal and external account reconciliations,
  12. Completes year end close and annual financial audit schedules as assigned.
  13. Works safely at all times.  Adheres to all applicable safety policies.  Complies with all company policies, procedures, and standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Assists and advises in training and maintaining DBS/EMS equipment system.
  2. Assists with annual audits and audit schedules.
  3. Interacts with other EMPIRE departments and subsidiaries.  Works to resolve problems to the satisfaction of all parties.
  4. Identifies potential problems and recommends corrective action. Supports policies and procedures.  Recommends changes when appropriate to achieve a high performance level for the department.
  5. Manages Purchase Card program.
  6. Performs payment application as needed.
  7. Works within and promotes corporate values.

Additional Level Requirements

Accounting Manager II - Minimum 4 yrs Accounting and supervisory experience

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  1. Interpersonal skills sufficient to effectively and professionally work with clients, vendors, staff and management.
  2. Organizational skills sufficient to plan and execute accounting processes.
  3. General accounting knowledge and experience.  
  4. Advanced PC and Microsoft Excel skills.
  5. Basic Accounting Systems knowledge.
  6. Ability to maintain consistent attendance

Education and Experience:

  1. Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  2. Minimum 2 years college accounting or related experience.
  3. Minimum 3 years accounting experience.
  4. Minimum 2 years supervisory experience in accounting role which may include General Accounting, Accounts Payable, or Accounts Receivable.
  5. Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  2. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop and kneel.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  5. If on an occasional basis, employees perform duties in repairing, maintaining, operating, monitoring or interacting with machinery, vehicles and equipment, moving mechanical parts, power tools, electrical equipment, toxic/caustic/hazardous chemicals, or other similar circumstances that create a risk to the safety or health of the employee or others, then their role would be classified as Safety Sensitive.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.
  2. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually office moderate.


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy, and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.


Empire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 480-633-5440 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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