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Become A Manager, Accounting Operations

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Working As A Manager, Accounting Operations

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $139,520

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Manager, Accounting Operations does

  • Implemented proper accounting procedures to ensure internal controls adhered to GAAP principals.
  • Prepared and reviewed all financial reports.
  • Reduced unreconciled entries by 65%; achieved 100% on-time standard.
  • Prepared monthly financial statements and audit reports.
  • Assisted and maintained setup of spreadsheets for general ledger accounts.
  • Supervised the entire payroll function for 400 people division.
  • Managed four accountants in the monthly close process and the preparation of internal financial statements with variance analyses.
  • Implemented internal controls, upgraded accounting system, created new General Ledger.
  • Facilitated/Implicated process improvements for the Reconciliations Team and field customers in improving bank deposit reconciliations.
  • Modified account reconciliations to be more user friendly.
  • Created quality standards and inspection procedures for a manufacturer of electric and gas kitchen ranges.
  • Led due diligence and accounting integration during purchase of a new division.
  • Served as the liaison for internal and external auditors in the controls testing and yearend audits.
  • Ensured accounting transactions were properly reported and balance sheet accounts were reconciled for each assigned hotel.
  • Managed property records and depreciation for $1 billion in assets.
  • Ensured compliance with accounting deadlines !
  • Included monthly accounting close, journal entry processing, financial reporting, budgets and financial statement analysis.
  • Prepared month-end journal entries and schedules.
  • Managed A/R and A/P by processing daily transactions and producing aging reports for decision-making.
  • Verified identification and as well as validity of credit cards and checks.

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How To Become A Manager, Accounting Operations

Financial managers typically have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years or more of experience in another business or financial occupation, such as an accountant, securities sales agent, or financial analyst.


A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration is often the minimum education needed for financial managers. However, many employers now seek candidates with a master’s degree, preferably in business administration, finance, or economics. These academic programs help students develop analytical skills and learn financial analysis methods and software.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Professional certification is not required, but some financial managers still get it to demonstrate a level of competence. The CFA Institute confers the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification to investment professionals who have at least a bachelor’s degree, 4 years of work experience, and pass three exams. The Association for Financial Professionals confers the Certified Treasury Professional credential to those who pass an exam and have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Financial managers usually have experience in another business or financial occupation. For example, they may have worked as a loan officer, accountant, securities sales agent, or financial analyst. 

In some cases, companies provide formal management training programs to help prepare highly motivated and skilled financial workers to become financial managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Financial managers increasingly are assisting executives in making decisions that affect their organization, a task which requires analytical ability.

Communication skills. Excellent communication skills are essential because financial managers must explain and justify complex financial transactions.

Detail oriented. In preparing and analyzing reports such as balance sheets and income statements, financial managers must be precise and attentive to their work in order to avoid errors.

Math skills. Financial managers must be skilled in math, including algebra. An understanding of international finance and complex financial documents also is important.

Organizational skills. Financial managers deal with a range of information and documents and so they must stay organized to do their jobs effectively.

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Manager, Accounting Operations Demographics


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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Ukrainian

  • French

  • Mandarin

  • Russian

  • Polish

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Real Manager, Accounting Operations Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal-SAP & Accounting Operations Ellucian Company, LP Malvern, PA Jan 25, 2014 $160,000
Senior Manager, Accounting Operations Twitter, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 12, 2015 $155,000
Finance Manager-Accounting/Operations J R Carlson Laboratories, Inc. Arlington Heights, IL Feb 10, 2015 $128,200
Principal-Sap and Accounting Operations Sophia Purchaser Company LP Malvern, PA Jun 01, 2012 $127,926
Manager, Accounting Operations Nii Holdings, Inc. Reston, VA Sep 15, 2015 $123,600
Simplification Manager, Accounting Operations GE Healthcare IITS USA Corp. VA Nov 01, 2014 $120,000 -
Manager, SDA Accounting and Sales Operations Pepperidge Farm, Inc. Norwalk, CT Aug 20, 2016 $84,656 -
Manager, SDA Accounting & Sales Operations Pepperidge Farm, Inc. Norwalk, CT Aug 20, 2013 $77,168 -
FAA NAV Operations Investment Accounting Superviso PNC Global Investment Servicing Wilmington, DE Mar 17, 2010 $70,658

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Top Skills for A Manager, Accounting Operations


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Top Manager, Accounting Operations Skills

  1. Monthly Financial Statements
  2. Procedures
  3. Payroll
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Produced quarterly and monthly financial statements and other reports and prepared presentations for senior management team.
  • Trained and assisted owners and managers with applying/interpreting policies and procedures properly and consistently.
  • Lead all data extraction and testing during the transition from the legacy payroll platform.
  • Managed the accounting and tracking of $2 Million in Fixed Assets.
  • Managed corporate nonprofit spending budgets and account reconciliations.

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