Huriot — Accounting Manager at Dead River Company

Accounting Manager

Dead River Company

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Role Details


Are you looking to take the next step in your accounting career? Dead River Company, a leader in the fuel and propane industry, is looking for an Accounting Manager! We at Dead River are dedicated finding employees of the highest caliber who embody our core values of Integrity, Caring, and Excellence. Join accompany with a great culture, where you will have excellent opportunity for career growth. Dead River offers competitive compensation, as well as industry leading benefits! This role has a hybrid schedule, with the potential to work from home two days a week.

Position Summary:

The Accounting Manager at Dead River Co (“DRC”) is responsible for managing a staff of four senior/staff accounting specialists, day-to-day systems integration with the general ledger (Sage Intacct), assisting with processing and closing the general ledger monthly, account reconciliations, reviewing work of staff throughout the month and assisting with the preparation of financial statements & operating reports in a timely manner. In addition, the accounting manager is responsible for monthly hedge accounting related to our inventory exposure, overseeing fixed asset accounting as well as managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the annual audit.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage four Senior/Staff Accounting Specialists providing direction and guidance

  • Manage monthly close process (month & annual) including preparing journal entries, supervising, and reviewing staff work, and maintaining adherence to close deadlines.

  • Responsible for booking and reconciling all inventory hedging instruments monthly.

  • Responsible for maintaining the general ledger system and managing any changes to current hierarchies.

  • Manage overall monthly account reconciliation process including completing certain account reconciliations, reviewing staff reconciliations etc…ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and completeness.

  • Prepare, review, and analyze various financial and statistical reports monthly.

  • Responsible for establishing/maintaining proper internal controls for areas of responsibility

  • Assist operations staff with various accounting related matters regarding inventory, accounts payable and other financially related topics.

  • Manage year end audit including working with auditors directly, supervising collection of required information, fielding questions, and assist in preparation of financial statements and notes.

  • Assist with various accounting related matters regarding inventory, accounts payable and other financially related topics.

  • Assist in the implementation, conversion, and maintenance of accounting application software including troubleshooting problems or potential changes, and act as liaison to our IT department and outside support.

  • Interact with various internal departments and regional office markets during the development of new products and processes. Helps to train accounting staff and other departments to use these products, as necessary.

  • Assist the controller in duties related to acquisitions and integrations including reviewing closing documents, assist with integrations and purchase accounting including recording opening balance sheet entries and reconcile start-up activity.

  • Backup to the Controller in his/her absence.

  • Performs other work-related duties and project assistance as assigned.

    Other Attributes:

We are looking for a seasoned accounting manager who wants to grow within the organization. This should be a person with proven experience managing a team who has a strong knowledge of the operations of an accounting department in a dynamic business. Key attributes which are important in this role are as follows:

  • A minimum of seven years' prior work experience with a mix of public and private accounting experience

  • Strong exposure to automated general ledger/business enterprise system is required

  • Proven management skills and the ability to hold others accountable

  • Healthy understanding and knowledge of US GAAP

  • Knowledge of Sage lntacct a plus

  • Must demonstrate a sound comprehension and use of business analytics and tools, including strong excel experience

  • Demonstrates a high degree of accuracy

  • Actively engage and be accountable for projects and daily tasks

  • Strong investigative techniques, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Commitment to maintaining systems for accounting control

  • Experience with financial statement analysis, budgeting a plus

  • Able to manage multiple priorities, work cross functionally and meet tight deadlines

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to build partnerships with all levels of management and across functional areas


  • A Bachelors' Degree in Accounting or Finance is required.

  • Master's Degree, CPA and/or CMA is preferred.


  • There is frequent communication with all DRC employees, especially Region, Market and Department Managers in field offices, Treasury and Accounting Department personnel and executive management. In addition, there will be frequent contact with auditors during the audit.

    Safety Considerations:

  • Safety considerations relate to proper ergonomics in an office setting including appropriate workstation and computer terminal setup. Safe and appropriate use of electronic equipment is expected.

    Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office setting with controlled temperature and lighting. Infrequent travel is required.

    Physical Requirements Analysis:

  • This position requires frequent sitting, standing, and walking; visual acuity; frequent use of fingers to write, type and handle paperwork; frequent communication involving listening and speaking.

Dead River Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Published on: Dec 09, 2022
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: South Portland, Maine
  • Salary: negotiable
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