Senior Accounting & Payroll Manager

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 days ago(1/23/2023 7:37 PM)
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Your Challenge:

At HIMSS, we are a catalyst for change in the health and wellness ecosystem. As one of the largest and most experienced global healthcare associations, it is our responsibility to lead this revolution. Our mission is to reform health globally through information AND technology. Our staff, nearly 300 world-wide, are vital to achieving that mission. We are looking for team members who are curious to ask “What if…?” and have the tenacity to fight for the change we believe in. Join HIMSS to be part of the transformation of health and wellness.


The purpose of this position is to manage financial compliance, which includes corporate accounting, risk, payroll, and tax.  The role will require a hands-on leader that will be responsible for these key accounting functions. The leader will partner with the Controller to ensure timely and accurate financial statements on a monthly and annual basis.  Safeguard the assets of HIMSS by providing and/or adhering to immediate and long-term internal controls. 


Essential Functions:

  • All duties as assigned to achieve HIMSS’s goals and objectives as they relate to accounting and financial compliance.

  • Directs the company's corporate accounting, tax, risk management, and payroll activities in accordance with GAAP and company policy.

  • Direct oversight of accountants, payroll representatives, and tax specialists, ensuring all deadlines are met and timely balance sheet reconciliations are complete.

  • Keep abreast of accounting developments, economic trends, and investment opportunities; researches and provides recommendations related to complex accounting issues

  • Manage month-end close process to ensure delivery of timely and accurate monthly financial statements for HIMSS and related entities, and review of variances. Ensures appropriate accounting for various activities and accounts.

  • Provide monthly independent quality assurance balance sheet review detailed review of specific account reconciliations.

  • Ensure adherence to internal controls, while driving continuous process and documentation improvements.

  • Directs and oversees HIMSS tax policies and objectives. Monitors reporting and planning to ensure compliance with applicable tax statues.

  • Manage relationship with outside tax advisors and ensure timely filing of various Federal tax returns (including 990, 990-T, 1120, 1165, and related state returns).

  • Evaluates the tax implications of company activities and develops strategies to minimize the tax obligations. Advises management on future changes to tax regulations and possible impact to the organization. 

  • Lead the annual audit and tax return for HIMSS related entities.

  • Direct timely and accurate submission of Enterprise-wide risk (insurance) policies. Manage the relationship with outside brokers. Respond to all COI requests.

  • Support in preparation of annual cash flow analysis in collaboration with other Finance and Operations leadership teams. Review accuracy of analysis on a weekly basis and support preparing a rolling 13-week reforecast based on updated information. 

  • Oversight of:

    • State sales/use tax filings

    • Audit work papers

    • US Census filings

    • Business License Renewals

    • Certificate of Good Standing monitoring

    • Annual FBAR Filings

  • Coordinate preparation and review of designated audit work papers. Pro-actively develop information to assist in the audit process.

  • Serve as a contact for HIMSS business owners on some accounting issues; and work with staff from other departments, assisting where necessary with accounting issues and resolving problems.

  • Oversee timely, accurate and detailed responses to customer service tickets (Zendesk) assigned to direct reports and provide guidance as needed. Participate directly in addressing inquiries and requests as needed.

  • Manage special projects and other duties as assigned

  • Mentor, coach, and develop employees through orientation, training, goal setting and communication while ensuring team engagement and morale

  • Provide periodic performance feedback and appraisals.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all employees reporting to them directly or indirectly understand the importance of complying with the internal control objectives of the organization.

  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned that contribute to the effectiveness of the department.

What you will need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA recommended

  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in corporate and/or public accounting, with at least 3 years management experience in roles of increasing responsibility

  • Experience with accounting for subsidiaries (domestic and/or foreign) as well as foreign currency translation, highly preferred

  • Exceptional accounting and analytical skills; inquisitive; critical thinker; deadline focused; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; professional standard of ethics

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Word and Excel

  • Good verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; customer service focused.

  • Demonstrable experience with computerized accounting and financial reporting software; Great Plains or NetSuite highly preferred.

  • Strong people management skills with a track record of developing strong talent.

Why we love HIMSS, and why you will, too:

  • Diverse, collaborative and winning team environment.

  • Flexible working arrangements, opportunity to work 100% remote.

  • Competitive pay and comprehensive healthcare coverage.

  • Generous paid time off, including time off to volunteer!

  • Wellbeing programs to support all of your emotional, physical and financial needs.

  • Emphasis on continuous learning and development.

Are you a Changemaker?

Together, we’ll do amazing things for healthcare.


HIMSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Vets/Disabled





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