Chief Accounting Officer Denver

Alternate Titles: CAO, Chief Accounting Officer, CFO, Chief Financial Officer


Education, Experience, & Certifications

Chief Accounting Officers are strong financial managers and leaders, and generally bring the following requirements to the position, depending on the size of the company:

  • CPA and MBA
  • 8+ years “Big 4” experience preferred in some cases
  • 5-15 years’ progressive corporate accounting management experience
  • Superior technical accounting skills
  • Strong technology skills including expertise in MS Excel, database applications and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP, SOX compliance requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of SEC requirements and internal controls.

 Typical Duties May Include:

  • Responsibility for developing, implementing, and administrating accounting policies
  • Preparing earnings disclosures and investor communications
  • Oversee the corporation's accounting and internal controls with SOX
  • Oversee SEC and regulatory reports
  • Oversee and assist with the preparation of corporate income tax returns
  • Will work closely with in-house counsel, as well as pioneer all aspects of interaction with the external accounting firm
  • Manage all internal accounting and financial reporting functions
  • Quarterly close of all companies including consolidation
  • Management of general ledger and all entries and account reconciliations
  • Cash management and accounting, reconciliations & monthly cash flow report
  • Investment accounting
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Manage annual GAAP and statutory audits
  • Oversee tax accounting and payments 
  • Review and develop management project reports
  • Review and provide input to legal agreements
  • Manage direct reports (accounting managers, accounting assistant/office manager)
  • Member of company’s Management Committee reporting to President