Managed Accounting Services (MAS) – Accounting Manager/Senior Manager

About the job

Effectus Group is an accounting advisory consulting firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our firm is comprised of former PwC, Deloitte, EY, and KPMG alumni who have strong experience in delivering high quality professional services. Our professionals have advised the accounting, finance, and corporate development teams of the world’s most exclusive companies. We pride ourselves on having a strong team-focused culture, which drives learning and professional development, and provides a fun environment for everyone at the firm to develop as leaders.

Managed Accounting Services – Accounting Manager/Senior Manager

Effectus Group’s Managed Accounting Services (MAS) practice provides accounting and finance assistance on an interim, full-time basis to high-growth companies. We specialize in deploying a highly integrated and experienced team to tackle critical operational accounting projects. These activities typically take the form of controllership services that include identifying areas for improvement in the financial close process and implementing changes. Our managed services professionals are an extension of our clients’ accounting and finance teams, effectively augmenting our clients’ ability to complete the monthly close, preparation of financial information, and prepare support for a external audits.

We have positions open for both accounting managers and senior accounting managers and the level will be determined based on your skill set and experience.


The Accounting Manager/Sr. Manager will have 5+ years of experience, including a mix of public accounting and industry accounting experience. Given the high-growth nature of our clients, managed services professionals oftentimes will need to be creative, quick-thinking, consultative and flexible to a client’s changing needs. Those that are problem solvers, clear communicators, and enjoy taking ownership and seeing projects through to completion will excel in this role. Our managed services professionals will also support our consulting teams on client projects in our various offices, as needed. You may need to work at the client site, but our teams primarily work remotely.

You will be able to work with innovative companies, partner with the C-suite executives, and become a trusted advisor!

Specific Areas of Responsibility include:

Interim Accounting Assistance

  • Ownership of the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close
  • Accounting GL reconciliations
  • Consolidation accounting
  • Monthly financial statements
  • Audit preparation and support
  • Post-close acquisition integration
  • Commissions calculation support
  • Lease accounting calculation support
  • Perform contract reviews
  • Opening balance sheet integration
  • R&D and clinical trial accruals

Finance Transformation

  • Provide interim controllership solutions
  • Accelerate the financial close process
  • Identify potential financial risk areas
  • Optimize financial reporting Board packages
  • Obtain understanding of investor and Board financial transformation needs
  • Develop clear definitions for KPIs
  • Refine inputs for reporting capabilities
  • System Implementation solutions (NetSuite, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Coupa, Tipalti, Blackline, FloQast, Sage Intacct, QuickBooks)

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of industry experience preferably in the Technology and/or Life Science verticals
  • Experience driving the financial close, recording journal entries, preparing financial statements, and assisting with audit PBC preparation
  • Ability to land-and-expand with client project opportunities
  • Able to work as part of a team, or be an individual contributor
  • Take ownership for outcomes and results on projects; be very hands-on
  • Ability to quickly adapt to client’s changing priorities
  • Professional approach to working with and interacting with clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage client accounting staff, if needed, including being a key contact for clients
  • Strong interest in operational accounting and desire to continually increase knowledge and improve skillsets
  • Proficient in the use of typical applications used by accounting professionals, including NetSuite, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Coupa, Tipalti, Blackline, FloQast, Sage Intacct, QuickBooks
  • 3+ years of public accounting experience with Big 4 experience is highly preferred, CPA is highly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent required

If you have the above skills and abilities, we want to hear from you! Our consultants work on a variety of exciting and challenging client projects, where you will partner with some of the most exciting and innovative leaders and companies on technical and strategic accounting projects. Additionally, our consultants enjoy top notch training and development, the feel and perks of a startup culture where you can make a meaningful impact on Day 1, and excellent work-life balance!