Director, Accounting

  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • Experienced

RWS Entertainment Group is a full service, worldwide production company that provides the very best in custom design as well as pre-packaged events and live shows for corporations, theme parks, cruise ships, resorts, and the fashion industry. Established in 2003, RWS Entertainment Group was built from the ground up through the dedication and devotion of a hard-working team. We have experienced continued growth embracing our mission, Raise Your Experience.

RWS Entertainment Group is currently seeking a full-time Director, Accounting professional to manage all our key day-to-day accounting functions including GL, billing and collections, accounts payable, accounting close and reconciliation processes, and financial reporting.

Salary Range: Estimated annual exempt base salary $100,000 depending on experience.

*Salary based on living in the Tri-State area (NY/NJ/CT)

Status: Remote 

  • Travel to NYC occasionally required as needed

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the key accounting processes surrounding the revenue cycle, including contract review and compliance, technical interpretation of client invoicing and payment requirements, working with RWS project teams to ensure timely data collection to support accurate invoicing, adjustments, and revenue accruals.
  • Management of all accounts receivable, credit and collections of the company, to maximize cash flow and minimize working capital needs. Ensure timely and proactive follow-up with clients for any late payments, and actively coordinate with operational departments to quickly resolve any late payment or inaccurate invoicing issues.
  • Management of the vendor and independent contractor accounts payable/payment processes, to ensure timely and accurate payment of all invoices for goods and services. Includes timely and accurate maintenance of the vendor master file data, as well as timely completion of related tax filings (e.g. annual 1099s).
  • Preparation and/or review of daily, weekly, and monthly general ledger entries and balance sheet account reconciliations. Maintenance of the NetSuite general ledger for all affiliated companies, intercompany transactions, and consolidations.
  • Management of the monthly, quarterly, and year-end accounting close and reporting process, including preparation and review of closing entries and activities while ensuring that all accounting data are complete, accurate and recorded on a timely basis.
  • Responsible for preparation and maintenance of all accounting and reporting process documentation and flowcharts, for use in educating operational team members and outside accountants/auditors, as well as training new staff.  Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement and lead execution and communication of all positive changes.
  • Preparation and/or review of all external auditor requests for information, quarterly and year-end financial disclosure deliverables to external financing and other partners, and special projects as assigned by the AVP Finance, SVP Administration, or the CFO.
  • Proactively establish and actively maintain positive communication and working relationships with all other departments including but not limited to marketing/ business development, production, creative, and other administrative support departments to ensure the seamless flow of information and support needed to perform all responsibilities.

Please Note: While this is an accurate and comprehensive description of the role, the above Roles & Responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require additional tasks be performed as assigned.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting and a minimum five years of experience in public and/or corporate accounting with some prior supervisory experience required.
  • Licensed CPA or CPA candidate preferred.
  • Entertainment industry experience is preferred but not required.
  • Financial systems experience, ideally Oracle NetSuite, along with AP and expense report cloud software solutions (e.g. Bill.com, Expensify).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 tools required, and familiarity with remote work applications Microsoft Teams, Wrike, etc. strongly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills are required.
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness under changing circumstances and priorities in a fast-growth environment.
  • Desire and ability to understand the business at an operational level is critical, along with the capacity to grow with the company and adapt to an increasingly complex environment.

A valid passport for the duration of employment for all travel-related roles. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or proof of exemption) will be required.

Company Benefits

  • Progressive PTO, CitiBike membership, Commuter benefits, Health benefits - Medical, Dental, and Vision, Pet-friendly office, Paid parental leave, 401k with company match, Employee Enrichment Program, complimentary tickets to Broadway/Off Broadway shows and industry events as available, Summer Fridays.

Start Date: ASAP

Reports to: AVP, Finance

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At RWS Entertainment Group, our team of bold makers and mold breakers is made of a diverse group of people who we believe make our work stronger. Our stage actively chooses to uplift applicants with diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, sexes, national origins, political affiliations, socio-economic status, veteran and Disability status, and other intersectional dimensions of diversity.

We believe the diversity of our people is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our company’s achievement as well.

We are committed to ongoing learning and developing and implementing programs and initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion in all areas of employment as well as through our creative process and projects.

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