American Heart Association Senior Accountant in Dallas, Texas


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Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association has an excellent job opportunity for a Senior Accountant in our office located in Dallas, TX

In this role, you will manage the finance, accounting and tax compliance functions of AHA International that consists of three major business units, multiple product lines, and several foreign offices/entities, with $26 million annual revenue. Manage and coordinate the budget process of over 50+ individual budgets and provide support to International SVP, VPs, directors, managers and staff. Assist in financial planning, projection and reporting for the International Operations.

  • Manage the finance/accounting functions of the International business units and product lines (Printed Material, eBooks, eLearning, Quality Improvement Program and other AHA international programs) to ensure all transactions are recorded, classified and reported properly in accordance with the General Accepted Accounting Principles. It includes, but not limit to, revenue recognition, expenses recording, foreign payroll, foreign bank accounts and international tax & regulatory compliance.

  • Perform all material sales functions as related to international operations, including inventory receiving, and sale order & invoice generation, material transfer and inventory & cost adjustment.

  • Prepare monthly International inventory reconciliations. International inventory requires a three-way reconciliation between GL, warehouse inventory records and physical inventory in warehouses outside U.S.

  • Perform obsolescence analysis on inventory at quarter and year ends.

  • Manage the accounting of revenue and cost of revenue for eLearning, eBooks, QI and other international AHA programs

  • Compile international material sales information from various sources and prepare reclassification entries to record international sales and costs from domestic and to domestic from international.

  • Manage account receivable as related international distributors and customers – review monthly aging report, coordinate collection efforts, make appropriate bad debt reserves and implement uncollected account write-off.

  • Review the ECC contracts with customers and business partners and implement the financial terms of International responsibilities.

  • Perform the assigned tasks (including the required accruals) by the due dates in month-end closing process.

  • Manage the year-end close process as related to International Operations, including but not limited to closing entries, prepared by client schedules, accruals and revenue recognition true up.

  • Assist in setup, maintenance or modification of E1 inventory and sales systems parameters. Assist in identifying and resolving E1 related issues and problems. Coordinate the new product setup in the E1 system. (E1 is the AHA accounting system).

  • Perform and/or review reconciliations of GL and AR accounts. Review proper GL account coding of expenses for the International operations.

  • Manage accounting of various functions in International – Product Development, Capitalized Costs and Amortization, Technology Expenditures.

  • Provide financial operations support to the International Operations team.

  • Maintain and monthly update the International sales database for management reporting.

  • Establish and implement proper management and accounting controls on the sales and expenses to provide reasonable assurance that both are properly recorded, classified, summarized and reported.

  • Manage the annual budget process through collaboration with international SVP, VPs, directors and staff in development of over fifty individual operating budgets and fifteen capitalized budgets. Provide financial analyses to budget owners on revenue and expenses. Monitor and report the progress of budget achievements throughout the fiscal year. Perform budget variance analysis and prepare management reports. Assist in preparing financial projections.

  • Manage the finance and accounting functions of AHA’s foreign entities and offices (currently in China, Poland, Hong Kong, India, UAE). Responsibilities include revenue and expenses recognition (may be in local currencies), financial transactions and financial statement review, financial consolidation to parent, foreign tax collection reporting and remittance (direct and indirect taxes, regulatory compliance/reporting, foreign payroll and foreign billing/invoicing (may be in local currency). Foreign bank accounts reconciliation and foreign exchange conversion.

  • Collaborate with International management in establishing the finance and accounting process, procedures and treatment for new international business, product lines, projects, office or entities, business model/strategies and territories/countries. Perform the due diligence as related to Finance.

  • Financial Planning & Analysis, management reporting, management directed projects, Planning & Analysis, management reporting, management directed projects.


Essential Job duties:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent work experience

  • Minimum five years of experience

  • Direct accounting experience minimum of 5 years

  • Advance skill in Excel

  • Good communication skill, written and verbal

  • Work experience in mid or large size company/organization

  • Hands on experience in mid to large scale accounting system

  • Budgeting and financial analytical experience (for multiple operating budgets)

  • Revenue generation accounting process

Here are some of the preferred experiences

  • Professional certification in accounting, e.g. CPA, CIA, CMA

  • International experience, particularly in tax, financial reporting, consolidation and multi-currencies conversion

  • Good knowledge of GAAP and Accounting Standard Codification

  • Project management

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Requisition ID 2018-3428

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Accounting/Finance/Audit