Accounting Manager (Austin, TX)

Wi-Fi Alliance is the network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Alliance staff work with cutting edge technology in a dynamic and inspiring work culture that supports a strong work/life balance, new opportunities, and individual growth. Regardless of discipline, all who work at Wi-Fi Alliance contribute to delivering the terrific user experience for which Wi-Fi is known.

Wi-Fi Alliance seeks an energetic Accounting Manager to oversee the day-to-day accounting activities for the organization.  The Accounting Manager reports to the Director of Finance. He/she is an accomplished team player, adept at managing relationships, collaborating and influencing across a variety of organizational functions. They will apply their unique experience to complex situations in order to find solutions that will benefit the team and the organization. He/she will work with the best technical and marketing talent in Wi-Fi Alliance member companies, driving industry-visible efforts that support the mission of connecting everyone and everything, everywhere.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day global accounting operations for US and Asia in accordance with GAAP. Ensure a timely and accurate month-end close for: cash, accounts receivable and collections, fixed assets, prepaids, investments, revenue and deferred revenue, accounts payable, leases, and accrued expenses
  • Oversee our financial reporting and general ledger structure. Maintain up to date accounting policies for all critical accounting areas including the development of technical accounting memos as needed
  • Prepare monthly financial statements, budget to actual analysis for department spending, and finance committee reporting
  • Coordinate annual financial audit and tax filings for US and Asia entities. Maintain vendor contracts and compliance.
  • Lead a team of two accounting specialists. Develop and implement new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
  • Review internal controls at least annually with Finance Director to ensure proper internal controls are in place and maintained
  • Oversee the accounting team’s involvement in the membership renewal cycle. Respond to all inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Assist Finance Director with budget and revenue planning
  • Plan and prioritize assignments and projects in a constantly changing environment
  • Maintain a pulse on the industry, enabling effective planning in accordance with trends

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting of Finance
  • CPA designation preferred but not required
  • Minimum of five (5) years of accounting experience
  • Demonstrated experience in public, corporate, association or government accounting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include advanced Excel skills
  • FinancialForce experience is preferred

Skills and Behaviors

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including speaking to public or senior audiences
  • Excellent people and management skills to interact with colleagues, cross-functional teams and third parties
  • Highly ethical, adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values
  • Results-oriented and embraces small company environment (no job too big or too small)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with multiple international cultures
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours weekly as needed
  • Ability to work evening hours, weekend hours and holidays as needed

Compensation

Competitive compensation and benchmark benefits package, including 100% employee paid healthcare premiums, 401K matching, generous PTO, and fitness allowance. Wi-Fi Alliance staff travel all over the world to engage with members, partners, and government – a unique opportunity to gain international experience and witness the global impact of Wi-Fi.

If you have the talent and skills to be incredibly successful as an Accounting Manager and as a member of our team, we want to hear from you .To be considered for this role, please forward your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest, including your salary requirements, to cjones@wi-fi.org .This position is located in Austin, Texas, no relocation is available .To learn more about Wi-Fi Alliance, please visit our website at www.wi-fi.org .Wi-Fi Alliance participates in E-Verify. For more information, please refer to www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

About Wi-Fi Alliance®  |  www.wi-fi.org 
Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 65,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.