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Robert Half Manager, Benefits Accounting in SAN RAMON, California


Manager, Benefits Accounting




As Manager , Benefits Accounting , your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Areas of responsibility will include, but not be limited to, the accounting for: Medical insurance, workers compensation, pension accounting, retirement plans, paid leave plans, disability plans.

  • Ensure that the accounting practices and transactions are in compliance with US GAAP and corporate policies.

  • Perform complex analysis to ensure integrity of financial data and provide analysis to senior financial management.

  • Meet with external actuaries to ensure proper accounting for self-insured medical, international pension, and workers compensation plans.

  • Monitor the month end close process including the financial system interfaces to GL, identify the root cause of system interface failures and ensure accuracy and completeness of the accounting transactions.

  • Analyze month end close activities including expense accruals, adjustments, actuarial analysis.

  • Prepare/approve month-end/quarter-end journal entries, as required.

  • Participate in external and internal quarter-end and year-end audits.

  • Hire, train, develop/mentor, and motivate employees and maintain high team morale.

  • Provide feedback on performance and provides related coaching/counseling.

  • Ensure excellent customer service by ensuring the quality and timeliness of the output from the department.

  • Provide leadership and direction to the team and foster support for the achievement of department goals and objectives.

  • Create a positive and productive work environment that fosters innovation and that aligns with RH’s guiding principles and code of ethics.

  • Evaluate and plan current and future staffing requirements.

  • Manage department workload and ensure tasks are properly distributed among the department by evaluating the teams' abilities to handle the complexity of assigned tasks.

  • Identify opportunities to streamline operational and business processes.

  • Lead the development and improvement of processes for a dynamic and growing business environment.

  • Work with the Business System Analysts, Corporate Accounting, Field Service Center (FSC) and IT for process improvement initiatives.

  • Create/approve Business Requirement documentation when system changes are needed.

  • Perform User Acceptance Testing and validate Workday Global Financials configuration for new processes, as required.

  • Supervise the development, processing, review, and distribution of internal monthly financial reports for the Corporate Service departments and Field/Sales Management.

  • Ensure integrity of the Control Environment within the organization. Update control process maps as needed to reflect the constantly updated environment.


  • BS in Accounting. CPA preferred.

  • 8+ years’ or 6+ years’ with 3+ years’ in public accounting.

  • 3+ years’ of managerial experience.

  • Some operational accounting experience a plus.

  • Management dynamics. Strong understanding of GAAP and SOX with experience in GAAP research & documenting accounting policies in compliance with GAAP & best practices.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, high proficiency with Excel.

  • Enterprise wide & ERP application experience required. Workday Global Financials preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and apply critical thinking skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage in a complex business systems environment and adapt to new system technology.

  • System implementation experience a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability in process improvements and creating efficiencies.

  • Experience in establishing, monitoring, and evaluating financial and operational internal controls over financial systems and processes.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities.

  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly.

  • Ability to communicate/present information to employees on all levels and in small or large groups.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, sound judgment, and strong customer service orientation.

  • Ability to maintain effectiveness and flexibility while experiencing changes in work task or work environment.

  • Agility to adapt to an environment of continuous improvement.

  • Strong leadership and mentoring abilities.

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Corporate Staffing

Robert Half

2613 Camino Ramon

San Ramon, CA 94583-9128