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Senior Accountant - VIVA Health (B'ham, AL)

posted Apr 6, 2017, 1:27 PM by Birmingham IMA

VIVA Health, an Alabama-based company owned by UAB, is looking to fill a Senior Accountant position in Birmingham. The position is responsible for accounting for companies offering insurance products—accounts payable, general ledger, cash receipts & deposits, financial and statutory reporting, and provider reimbursement, including capitation arrangements. 

Job Title: Accountant, Sr 
Job Location: Birmingham, AL

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
• 5 – 7 years’ experience in Accounting
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
• Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
• Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
• Excellent, professional, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong desire for accuracy and adherence to strict deadlines
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule and overtime as needed

• Master’s Degree in Business or Healthcare
• 3 – 5 years’ HMO or healthcare experience
• Prior cash management and investment experience
• Designation (CPA, CMA, CIA, etc.)
• Knowledge of statutory accounting principles
• Public speaking and presentation skills
• Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections 

If you are interested, contact Shauna Griffis at VIVA Health - sgriffis@uabmc.edu

Experienced Auditor - DiPiazza LaRocca Heeter & Co. (B'ham, AL)

posted Sep 2, 2016, 7:39 AM by Birmingham IMA

DiPiazza LaRocca Heeter & Co., LLC welcomes well qualified candidates for a promising career in public accounting.  All information you provide to us will be kept strictly confidential.


Please submit your resume in strict confidence to A V LaRocca at av@dlhcpa.com

Financial Manager - EWTN (Irondale, AL)

posted Jun 24, 2016, 12:23 PM by Birmingham IMA

Details of the position are below. If interested, email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to humanresources@ewtn.com.

TITLE:               Financial Manager

REPORTS TO:      Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

DEPARTMENT:    Accounting

LOCATION:         Irondale, AL

FLSA STATUS:     Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY: The EWTN Financial Manager is responsible for managing the financial operations of assigned EWTN entities.  Works with the CFO and EWTN managers to develop effective financial processes and reports.


  • Understand and promote the overall mission of EWTN and the specific mission of the Accounting Department.
  • Manage the monthly close process for assigned EWTN entities including reviewing general ledger activity, producing financial statements, and analyzing variances from the budget and prior year.
  • Assist department managers in preparing the annual budget.
  • Maintain the integrity of the general ledger system and any systems that provide information which is input into the general ledger.
  • Evaluate all systems used by assigned entities that provide financial information to determine that information is processed in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Work closely with EWTN executives and department managers to learn about EWTN and to provide financial knowledge.
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts quarterly.
  • Supervise the accounts payable processing to ensure that all vendors are paid timely and correctly.
  • Employ cash flow modeling to ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet operational requirements.
  • Document all accounting processes.
  • Prepare required information and documentation for the annual external audit.
  • Assist the CFO to ensure timely completion of annual external audit; filing of all tax returns; and preparation of financial reports for Senior Management and the Board of Governors.
  • Assist CFO with various projects as assigned.
  • Promote a culture of integrity and disciplined stewardship regarding the use of financial resources entrusted to EWTN.


  • Minimum of 5 years of prior accounting experience.
  • Prior experience supervising personnel.
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Strong knowledge of internal control concepts and techniques, with sufficient awareness of the indicators of potential fraudulent activity.
  • Ability to establish work priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing processes and recommending improvements.
  • Team player.
  • Flexibility on hours to complete task at hand


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Catholic faith and EWTN mission.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP, as well as proficiency using MS Office.
  • Experience with not-for-profit-accounting.
  • Experience with Concur expense reporting system.
  • Ability to analyze financials and identify trends and areas for opportunity/ improvement.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting, finance, or a related business field.


  • CPA, CMA or related discipline certification.

Research Accountant - Atlanta, GA

posted Sep 12, 2014, 12:29 PM by Birmingham IMA

Research Accountant
Southern Power (A Southern Company)
Atlanta, GA

A summary of job duties and required experience/education are below.  For more information and to apply, please visit the job posting on the Southern Company Career page

Requisition number: SCS2004378

Summary of Position Duties

The responsibilities for the Research Accountant position include: 

  • Review contracts and various proposed or completed transactions to determine and document the required accounting and financial statement disclosure.
  • Perform accounting and tax due diligence for potential acquisitions.
  • Provide Accounting Management with assurance that SEC quarterly/annual filings are in compliance with disclosure requirements.
  • Evaluate the impact of new accounting standards and participate in the implementation of the new standards.
  • Document company accounting policies.

Job Experience and Education

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting required, CPA required.
  • Five (5) years of accounting work experience is required.
  • Public accounting experience is preferred
  • Technical Accounting research experience is required.
  • Utility accounting experience is desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of FASB and SEC accounting and reporting standards and requirements.  Knowledge of ASC 805 Business Combinations, ASC 810 Consolidation and Variable Interest Entities, ASC 815 Derivatives and Hedging, and ASC 840 Leases is preferred.
  • Ability to research technical/complex accounting issues and document conclusions in well-written memos.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills with the ability to understand and explain complex accounting issues to non-financial employees.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with accounting, auditing, various functional areas and levels of management.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities.
  • Self-directed, proactive and able to handle multiple projects and competing deadlines.
  • Ability to provide assistance for the quarterly and year-end financial reporting process.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to build supportive relationships and maintain consistent communication throughout the organization.
  • Working knowledge of accounting research tools.
  • Comfortable making decisions.
  • Knowledge and application of Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Controller - Birmingham, AL

posted Jul 24, 2013, 7:12 AM by Birmingham IMA   [ updated Jul 24, 2013, 7:13 AM ]

Birmingham AL
$70K to $90K base plus bonus

Job Description
Skilled Controller needed for a growing Birmingham company. The Controller will be responsible for all the accounting and financial operations of the North American division of a global, publicly traded company. The US operation is currently a small entity but is slated for rapid growth. The Controller will be responsible for accounting closing procedures, profit and loss review, balance sheet reconciliations, managing the audit from external accounting firm, overseeing the payment of tax returns, and helping build out an accounting team. The Controller will need to be able to think and work independently and think strategically.

Qualified candidates must have a CPA and 5+ years of proven experience in a similar role. Public accounting experience is a plus, but candidates must experience working in industry. This position offers a competitive base and bonus as well as significant growth opportunities.

E-mail your resume to Bryan Rushing at bryan.rushing@roberthalf.com.

Senior Financial Analyst - Birmingham, AL

posted Jul 24, 2013, 7:11 AM by Birmingham IMA   [ updated Jul 24, 2013, 7:13 AM ]

Senior Financial Analyst
Birmingham AL
$70K - $90K base

Job Description
Senior Financial Analyst is needed for division of a global organization. The Senior Financial Analyst will work with executives and senior management to develop costing of products/services for RFPs, RFIs, new sales opportunities, and contract renewals. The Senior Financial Analyst will assist with establishing appropriate pricing for products and services and support the negotiation of fee agreements. Senior Financial Analysts prepare estimates of new or proposed product and service costs, classify labor, material, and overhead costs to compute the unit costs of product or service. They will also analyze data and compile revenue and cost data to develop profitability analysis on a customer basis.

Candidates must have a 4-year degree in Accounting or Finance and 5+ years of related experience. Advanced financial modeling skills in Excel is required. Experience building reports in Cognos is a plus. MBA and/or CPA is highly preferred but not required.

E-mail your resume to Bryan Rushing bryan.rushing@roberthalf.com

Plant Controller - Auburn, AL

posted Jul 24, 2013, 7:08 AM by Birmingham IMA   [ updated Jul 24, 2013, 7:13 AM ]

Plant Controller
Auburn AL
$75K - $85K plus bonus

Job Description
Manage the accounting department providing information, primarily financial in nature, about all company activities that will assist management and others in making educated economic decisions. 

Coordinate the month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing processes with Corporate Accounting and outside Auditors 
Prepare monthly forecast of future period Financial Statements
Ensure adequate financial controls are in place and verifiable
Coordinate with government agencies the  audits of company’s accounts
Prepare reports required by Corporate Accounting
Oversee the activities of the divisional  Accounting Department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements, and annual audits and annual budgets
Oversee accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders,  employee expense reports, cash reconciliations, payroll processing and payroll tax compliance
Coordinate Accounts Receivable to ensure the accurate and timely management of all Accounts Receivable aging components including billing and cash receipts application. 
Respond to CFO and Division President as assigned with accurate and timely work to facilitate financial needs
Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports
Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  
5-10 years experience in all aspects of Accounting, including Government Contracts
Familiarity with Manufacturing Cost Accounting and relative accounting systems.
Extended use with Microsoft Office applications
Proven supervisory experience
Exceptional communication skills.  Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization
Excellent PC analytical capabilities 
Problem solving – the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gather and analyze information skillfully
Delegation – delegate work assignments, give authority to work independently, set expectations and monitor delegated activities
Management skills – include staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; make self available to staff; provide regular performance feedback; and develop subordinate’s skills and encourage growth
Quality management – the ability to look for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness
Planning/organizing –prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.  The ability to meet deadlines.

Email your resume to Bryan Rushing at Bryan.Rushing@roberthalf.com

Controller - Bessemer, AL

posted Jul 24, 2013, 7:07 AM by Birmingham IMA

Position: Controller
Location: Bessemer AL
Salary: $70K - $90K base plus bonus

Job Description
Full controllership responsibility for Bessemer Plant location.
Managing the month-end closing cycle, including preparation of all financial statements in Hyperion (HFM) and  reporting in both parent companies’ management formats
Preparation of monthly account reconciliations.
Cost accounting activities, including inventory management and costed bill of material management.
Management of all AR/AP activity, including past due collections tracking.
Coordinating, preparing and presenting financial forecasts to senior management (including 3-5 year strategic plan).
Consolidation of financials in Hyperion (HFM).
Preparing and analyzing the monthly variance forecast/actual explanation reporting to senior management.
Assists outside audit firm in preparing the fiscal year end financial statements.
Oversees the filing of state and property tax returns for Alabama facility.
Coordinate development of standard costs to establish an acceptable base for measuring product cost, expense control, and plant performance.
Identify and drive cost reductions throughout the plant.
Maintain a system of strong internal controls. 
Ensure efficient processing of payroll, payables and receivables

Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business; CPA or CMA desired.
Seven (7) to nine (9) years experience in manufacturing Plant Controller or Sr. Financial Analyst position.
Experience in cost accounting/inventory management. 
Experience managing budget/forecast development. 
Strong analytical and communication skills. 
Experience with MFG/Pro, QAD or SAP, Hyperion. 
Sarbanes-Oxley Experience. 

Email your resume to Bryan Rushing at bryan.rushing@roberthalf.com

Tax Accountant - Alabama Power

posted May 9, 2012, 5:58 AM by Birmingham IMA   [ updated May 9, 2012, 6:08 AM ]

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two thirds of Alabama.  A tax position has been posted to Alabama Power's Careers website.  A few details are listed here, but the full job description and information about applying can be found at the link below.

Location: Downtown Birmingham, AL

Education: BA or BS in Accounting required - CPA and/or CMA a plus, but not required

Experience: 2-4 years experience preferred in corporate tax in public accounting or industry or both

Responsibilities (non-inclusive)This position will be responsible for tax and regulatory compliance/reporting. (Note - income tax returns are prepared outside this department), and will coordinate the property tax and municipal license tax calculations of the company.  This individual will provide tax account analysis information for monthly management reports and meetings.  This individual will oversee the Expense statement review process, reviewing expense coding for IRS and regulatory compliance.  Other duties include overseeing the account reconciliation process as well as providing assistance in internal control reviews and testing.  This position will be responsible for providing tax related information for both internal and external service providers.  This position will also be involved in providing tax research and planning assistance.  The individual in this position will also be responsible for coordinating the estimated tax payments prepared by the internal service provider with treasury.

For more details or to apply, follow the link below and look for "Tax Accountant (Birmingham, AL)" (Requisition Number: APC2001870)

Accountant III - Alabama Power Company

posted May 9, 2012, 5:56 AM by Birmingham IMA   [ updated May 9, 2012, 6:11 AM ]

Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.  An accounting position has been posted to Alabama Power's Careers website.  A few details are listed here, but the full job description and information about applying can be found at the link below.

Location: Downtown Birmingham, AL

Education: BA or BS in Accounting required

Experience: 0-2 years preferred in public accounting, industry, or a combination of both

Responsibilities (non-inclusive)This position will be responsible for participating in the monthly closing process by preparing journals timely and accurately. This individual will also provide income and balance sheet analysis information for monthly management reports and meetings. Other duties include the account reconciliation process as well as executing internal controls and providing proper evidence. This position will be responsible for providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers. Finally, working with auditing, internal and external, is an on-going part of the responsibilities of this position. 

For more details or to apply, follow the link below and look for "Accountant III" (Requisition Number: APC2001872)

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