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Senior Manager, Accounting



Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012, we’re revolutionizing the real estate industry with our end-to-end platform that empowers residential real estate agents to deliver exceptional service to seller and buyer clients.

We are looking for a Senior Manager, Accounting to join our Controllership Group. The individual will report to the Assistant Controller and will manage a team supporting operating expenses, fixed assets and other areas. The ideal candidate is someone who loves challenging opportunities and thrives in a dynamic environment with strict deadlines.

Key Accountabilities

  • Oversee personnel expense accounting and analytics, including monthly reconciliation of payroll system to GL, various bonus calculations and formal review of several key personnel account reconciliations
  • Supervise fixed asset portfolio ensuring capitalized costs align with corporate policy and are appropriately configured in the fixed asset module
  • Review monthly legal accrual and collaborate with legal team to ensure law firm costs and litigation expenses are properly accrued
  • Approve journal entries as allocated and sign off on related balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Manage corporate card program, including supervising team issuing/canceling cards and ensuring monthly expenses are fully accrued
  • Support lease accounting team on an as-needed basis
  • Ensure consistent application of expense recognition across all entities as per US GAAP
  • Review the monthly income statement and balance sheet analytics
  • Collaborate with the financial planning and analysis team on the month-end close process and related analytics and reporting
  • Provide excellent customer service by proactively managing escalated issues and bring them to resolution
  • Ensure that the month-end close controls are in place and operating effectively
  • Maintain a system of controls, policies, and procedures over month-end activities
  • Manage and coach a team of ~4 associate/senior associate accountants with a strong focus on team development and cross training on key responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the internal controls team on establishing and maintaining controls
  • Coordinate with external auditors regarding the financial audit as well as controls testing
  • Other duties and ad-hoc projects as assigned

Job Requirements & Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), required
  • 8+ years of progressive accounting experience, with 3+ years of supervisory experience
  • Experience working in a public company with strong internal control environment, preferred

Knowledge and Targeted Competencies

  • Advanced knowledge of US GAAP, required
  • Strong communication and organizational skills as well as impeccable attention to details
  • Ability to multi-task and handle several deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong analysis, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Prior experience working in a SOX environment
  • Basic knowledge of residential real estate, preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills, required
  • Experience with NetSuite, Coupa, Concur, Workday HCM/Payroll and FloQast, a plus


The base pay range for this position is $$95,400-$$143,000 annually; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Bonuses and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of benefits. Base pay is based on market location. Minimum wage for the position will always be met.

Perks that You Need to Know About:

Participation in our incentive programs (which may include where eligible cash, equity, or commissions). Plus paid vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, marriage leave, and recharge leave; medical, tele-health, dental and vision benefits; 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts (FSAs); commuter program; life and disability insurance; Maven (a support system for new parents); Carrot (fertility benefits); UrbanSitter (caregiver referral network); Employee Assistance Program; and pet insurance.

Do your best work, be your authentic self.
At Compass, we believe that everyone deserves to find their place in the world — a place where they feel like they belong, where they can be their authentic selves, where they can thrive. Our collaborative, energetic culture is grounded in our Compass Entrepreneurship Principles and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, growth and mobility. As an equal opportunity employer, we offer competitive compensation packages, robust benefits and professional growth opportunities aimed at helping to improve our employees' lives and careers.

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