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Robert Half Director of Accounting in LIVONIA, Michigan


The Director of Operational Accounting will lead a team of six with responsibility for the accounting of our corporate store entity including month-end close, internal controls, financial statement review, annual budget, and overseeing the year-end audit process with our external auditors. Additionally, this leader will partner with the store operations team and field leadership on initiatives involving store expense management and driving profitability improvements for the business. The position will have responsibility over day-to-day store accounting operations ensuring activities are recorded in compliance with company policies and in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

This is a high-profile position with regular interaction with senior leadership. Cross functional collaboration is expected as we work to solve problems and drive improvements and efficiencies throughout the organization.


• Manage the overall operation of the accounting team to ensure accurate recording of both online and point-of-sales transactions

• Lead, train, and develop accounting staff and support their activities and tasks

• Preparation of annual departmental budget through coordination with all levels of management to gather, analyze, summarize, and prepare financial plans

• Provide back-office training and accounting support for the Pet Supplies Plus franchise community

Month-end Close

• Provide monthly forecast for store expenses including store payroll and occupancy costs

• Responsible for timely and accurate month-end close process for corporate stores

• Review segment balance sheet and P& L for completeness and accuracy and provide variance analysis

• Review and approval of standard journal entries and balance sheet accountant reconciliations

Special Projects/Process Improvements

• Provide accounting support for key Company initiatives

• Evaluation of accounting systems, internal accounting controls, processes, and functions, with recommendations for improvement

• Seek out ways to automate processes through the ERP system while eliminating Excel data manipulation and maintenance of paper documents

• Other responsibilities as assigned


• Bachelors’ degree in finance or accounting is required

• CPA/MBA strongly preferred

• 8-10 years of progressive financial accounting experience with a large CPA firm and/or corporate accounting is required

• Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP, internal controls, and financial reporting is required

• Experience managing teams and evaluating the work of others is required

• Ability to build relationships cross-functionally and drive attainment of goals and objectives is a key to success

For immediate consideration please apply today. If you have any questions or if you would like more information please call Jeff Sokolowski directly at (248)368-6440.


Financial Statements Consolidation, Financial Statement Preparation, General Ledger, Month-end Close Activities, Month-end Journal Entries, Perform Month-end. This client is looking for someone with their CPA, management experience, and larger company, multi-entity consolidations.

For immediate consideration please apply today. If you have any questions or if you would like more information please call Jeff Sokolowski directly at (248)368-6440.

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