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Accountant: Manager, Accounting

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: Concord NH, NH, US, 03229

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

GOBI Library Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services, provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world.  GOBI has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is located in the Concord, NH area.

The Accounting Manager for GOBI Library Solutions will be responsible for managing the monthly close process, prepare and reconcile the general ledger and journal entries, assist with internal and external audits, prepare financial reports, lead the entire Accounting department and provide guidance on accounting and tax matters. This position will also be responsible for managing AP and AR functions in a high-volume environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Month-end and quarter-end close responsibilities including close calendar, journal entry review and approval, review of account reconciliations and direct responsibilities for complex reconciliations
  • Issue timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports
  • Provides direction to staff to ensure all financial activity is recorded within established time frames and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting principles (GAAP) and corporate guidelines
  • Assist corporate headquarters and international offices with accounting, tax and reporting related matters including but not limited to domestic and international taxation (example: GST, VAT, financial close related matters, and audit support)
  • Develop and maintain accounting procedures
  • Manage year-end audit requirements and provide necessary support
  • Train and mentor department staff to ensure adequate back up for critical functions.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment
  • Supervises the Accounting Team to ensure efficient processing of information consistent with proper internal controls
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, establishing standards and appraising performance; rewarding and counseling employees, addressing complaints and solving problems
  • Identify and implement process improvement initiatives
  • Ensure timely completion of business user acceptance testing for any technical deployment impacting financial/accounting system
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

Role-Based Competencies:

  • Strong troubleshooting, critical thinking and problem-solving skills with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to lead and manage the team
  • Ability to make quick and supportable decisions
  • Ability to think objectively and interpret quantitative and qualitative data
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to learn and accept unfamiliar challenges
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and meet stringent deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills with use of professional business grammar and friendly, courteous and professional demeanor
  • Proactively make recommendations, share observations and insights. Take the next step in analysis to make recommendations actionable, or to gain deeper insight.  Anticipate needs, questions or problems and preempt them.
  • Superb interpersonal and collaboration skills with ability to communicate confidently, clear and concisely and ability to get things done in a complex global environment.  Ability to build positive relationship with various groups including corporate headquarters, international offices and cross functional groups

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP, internal controls and financial close management
  • 5+ years of relevant full cycle accounting experience  
  • Experience at the Accounting Manager level
  • Advanced Excel and experience with any large ERP systems,
  • Experience in a high-volume environment (AP, AR)
  • Solid understanding of inventory, revenue recognition, foreign currencies, intercompany and multi-entity environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA with public experience is a plus (but not required)
  • Distribution or manufacturing industry experience
  • Experience working in global organization with international locations/subsidiaries
  • Experience in a high-volume environment (AP, AR)
  • Experience with Access, SAP, Tableau are highly desired


EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Concord
Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester

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