Accounting Manager

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Nashville, TN

Position Description / Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY: Briefly describe this position’s primary purpose or role.

Under the general supervision of the Senior Accounting Director, the Accounting Manager manages the general financial functions of the Chamber, the Chamber's foundation, consolidated affiliates of the Chamber as well as non-consolidated affiliates. The Accounting Manager is responsible for all financial transaction processing, including accounts payable invoices, all general ledger entries, and monthly management reporting. This position is responsible for assisting outside auditors with annual audits. The Accounting Manager also reviews general accounting data for accuracy and completeness.

Essential Functions: Essential functions should describe supervisory responsibilities and strategic planning responsibilities if applicable

· Maintain computerized accounting system, assist other staff with accounting questions and prepare computer-generated reports and statements.

· Responsible for financial transactions, including revenues, expenses, and the allocation of overhead and administrative costs.

· Coordinate with external auditors and other regulatory bodies as it relates to audits for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Area Public Benefit Foundation.

· Process accounts payable on a weekly basis including reviewing for proper coding, verifying proper approval, reviewing employee expense reports, posting to the general ledger and maintaining accurate vendor tax IDs to ensure all vendors are correctly paid in a timely manner.

· Maintain vendor records in accounting system including processing of 1099's at year end.

· Record payroll-related costs to the appropriate general ledger.

· Prepare and distribute monthly financial reports and periodic forecasts.

· Prepare and/or assist in preparing various filings required by government agencies.

· Assist in preparing annual budgets.

· Perform the Atlas database administrative function.

· Provide accurate financial information in response to inquiries from coworkers and members.

· Reconcile fixed asset records to the general ledger.

· Assist Member Relations as needed in processing membership dues invoices and maintain database for current member billing information to ensure dues are received promptly.

· Responsible for the accounting of PACs and other organizations supported by the Chamber.

Position Requirements



· CPA license preferred

· Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required

· Requires a minimum of three-five years experience in general ledger accounting or auditing

· Experience with and ability to prepare monthly closing statements and year end closing statements

· Excellent understanding of accounting principles (GAAP)

· Expertise in PC software and Excel spreadsheet applications


· Strong analytical and accounting skills.

· Strong & proven detail-orientation skills

· Strong problem-solving skills

· Strong organizational skills

· Effective communications skills

ABILITIES REQUIRED (work characteristics, behaviors, leadership abilities, etc.):

· Ability to meet deadlines

· Ability to deal with difficult, sensitive and confidential issues

· Ability to work with little supervision

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

· Ability to manage multiple tasks


· This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

Decision Making:

· Work is primarily governed by established policies and procedures

Fiscal Responsibility:

· Assists the Senior Accounting Director with the budget process for the organization; can allocate resources with approval

Project Management:

· Projects are occasionally assigned as needed and participation is used to develop leadership skills

Check the estimated percentage of time devoted to project work:

· Less than 25%


· Typically sitting at a desk or table.

· Intermittently sitting, standing or stooping.

· Occasional lifting of light objects (less than 24 pounds).

· Occasional lifting of objects weighing 25 to 50 pounds.

· Use of equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

· Need to distinguish between shades of color.


· Work is performed in an office or computer room

· The Nashville Chamber is observing in-house safety protocols related to Metro Nashville’s Safer at Home policies.

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