Accounting Manager / Asst. Controller

Houston, Texas

The Accounting Manager plans, organizes, and manages the operations and activities of the Accounting team. In the role of Accounting Manager, you would be responsible for supervising the day-to-day processes of the team as well as improving the accuracy and efficiency of accounting processes, systems, and workflows while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (The below listed duties are not all inclusive. This position must also perform other duties as assigned.):

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of both the general ledger and operational structure/systems
  • Lead team in reconciliation of transactions with attention to detail for any items impacting the company’s financial operations
  • Collaborating with other Accounting manager(s) to support department goals and objectives, including monitoring and analysis of department work product and flow to develop more efficient procedures and maximize use of resources
  • Responds to inquiries from the CEO, CFO, Controller, and other managers regarding financial variances, analysis, and special projects
  • Advise team members regarding the handling of non-routine transactions
  • Respond to inquiries regarding settlements, financial results, special requests, etc.
  • Work with the controller to ensure timely delivery of an accurate monthly, quarterly, and year-end financials as well as coordination of year-end financial audit.
  • Provide training to new and existing team members, as necessary
  • Address team member issues relating to absenteeism, staff conflicts, performance issues, dress code
  • Working with team individually to establish goals and objectives for each year; monitor and advise on progress to enhance professional development
  • Supporting the controller with special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Effectively articulate rationale for cost savings opportunities including results of sourcing metrics to Executive leadership.



  • Proven experience as Accounting Manager
  • 5+ years experience with preparing and understanding accurate financial statements.
  • 5+ years direct management of subordinates
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting or related field; MBA or CPA preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate thoughts clearly
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills
  • Should be highly adaptable, detail-oriented self-starter, able to work autonomously when required
  • Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Ability and desire to problem solve, prioritize, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Mastery of MS Office Suite, including advanced Excel experience (Macros, PivotTables, V­ Lookups, and complex formulas)
  • Experience with property rendition, unclaimed property reporting, and gross receipts tax a plus
  • Experience with budgets and forecast a plus
  • Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains) accounting experience a plus
  • Transportation and/or freight experience a plus



  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • “Hands on” approach to problem solving
  • Sound judgment with capability and confidence to make on the spot decisions
  • Attention to detail; accuracy of data is a must
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with preparing and understanding accurate financial statements with variance explanations and footnotes, as well as the timely preparation of monthly reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Good interpersonal skills, team-oriented positive attitude
  • Willingness to work overtime when needed is a must
  • Excellent communication skills through email and phone
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with constant deadlines and sometimes switching tasks midstream while still maintaining a good quality of work product
  • Independent, strong thinking; no issues with adapting to changing circumstances

Diligent Delivery Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $115,000.00 – $130,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance