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US Accounting ManagerPittsburgh, United States

Posted 05 July 2018

The Finance Department at CRU provides day-to-day accounting services for the UK and US companies, and reporting for the CRU Group as a whole, which includes other overseas offices in China, Chile, India, Australia and Singapore.

The US Accounting manager will be responsible for the management of the Financial Accounting of the two US companies and the provision of financial and HR support for the US Country Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
Maintaining accounting records for the two US companies (CRU North America Inc. and Steel Market Update Inc.) including the processing of vendor invoices, preparation of sales invoices and preparing employee expense reports and related payments.

Reconciling the companies’ bank accounts and other balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.

Preparing annual budgets and periodic forecasts

Preparing all monthly and year-end financial reports for all US companies as required to comply with internal and external reporting requirements.

Managing the information needed to prepare yearly federal and local tax returns and working with the external tax accountants in the preparation of these returns.

Assisting with the preparation and processing the bi-monthly payrolls for US employees.

Assisting with the maintenance and accounting for all benefit plans for US employees, including but not limited to, health insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, the flexible spending account plan, and the 401k plan.

Coordinating with the Group Human Resource Department in London with the information contained on the Group’s human resource platform, maintaining all payroll and benefit information in the company’s payroll processing system including onboarding new employees and updating the company’s Employee Handbook as needed.

Monitoring expenses throughout the year and conferring with appropriate personnel regarding discrepancies or variances.

Maintaining records for prepaid assets, fixed assets and liabilities using the Groups accounting system, Great Plains, and Excel worksheets.

Performing other related duties as assigned.

Essential Criteria
Bachelor’s degree in accounting

Three to five years’ experience in accounting

Experience with Microsoft Office and accounting software platforms

Experience with payroll and employee benefits is beneficial but not required

Goal-oriented, with a high level of energy and enthusiasm; able to operate efficiently, effectively and professionally within a global financial environment

Approachable, with a positive and collaborative attitude.

Ability to work independently and the willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the business.

Excellent IT skills including the use of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and experience with accounting software.

Good communication skills, both oral and written, with higher management, peers and on-management colleagues

Very detail oriented

Strong accounting and bookkeeping skills

Ability to supervise accounting/administration assistant employed from time to time

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