Accounting Manager

Childers Architect is seeking an Accounting Manager for the Fort Smith, AR office. Childers has experienced tremendous growth and is looking to strengthen its accounting and finance function. Excellent opportunity to join a company as it is building the foundation in people, processes, and software systems for long term sustainable growth.

SUMMARY: Hands on position to produce financial statements, must also have the depth to provide financial analysis and work with key management.


  • Manage the monthly close process to produce timely, accurate, and valid financial information
  • Work with Managers to review financial information and provide guidance
  • Maintain system of internal controls
  • Oversee and participate in management of accounts receivable
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations
  • Perform month end analytical reviews of trial balance accounts
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
  • Responsible for budget and forecast process
  • Maintain assigned records and compiles monthly or quarterly reports for local, state, or federal authorities as required
  • Some data entry required
  • Must be able to exercise judgement within broadly defined practices and policies


Knowledge of:

  • Customer invoice processing
  • Collections
  • Revenue and related cost of revenue accruals
  • Monthly accounting cycle closing

Skilled in:

  • General ledger management
  • Revenue and cost of revenue accounts and related balance sheet accounts
  • Account reconciliations
  • Directing and supervising staff

Ability to:

  • Think strategically and understand business and forecast trends
  • Implement, manage and maintain multiple processes with an aptitude to learn new systems
  • Implement procedures designed to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the invoicing process
  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the accounting department in the areas of accounts receivable, collections and revenue recognition


  • Business acumen
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company's success
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proactive and self-directed with good time management skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy


  • Associate's degree in accounting or related discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years of proven work experience in an accounting or finance role
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing or supervising others in a direct reporting relationship
  • Proficiency using MS Office applications
  • Advanced proficiency using Excel


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 10 years of proven work experience in an accounting or finance role
  • Proficiency using BQE CORE preferred


Childers Architect is passionate about the work that we do and the people entrusted to do the work. The team at Childers enjoys the culture, the benefits, and the perks of working with a team that focuses on collaboration and camaraderie.


  • Flexibility in work start and end times
  • Casual dress
  • Highly collaborative
  • High emphasis on training and development


  • Medical
  • Retirement plan 401(k) with generous match
  • Paid time off

Interested? Please send cover letter/resume to: