Director of Accounting


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Bakersfield Corporate Facility
United States of America



Laugh, create, give, and love. These are just a few of the positive words of affirmation that describe the culture at Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS).  We work together as a team and continually inspire each other to lead positive change, learn, and grow.  Our commitment to research, innovation, and advances in technology drives us to reach for what could be possible.  Every day is a new day to smile, do, and change. We are passionate about our work and making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.

Since 1980, CNS has provided post-acute medical treatment, rehabilitation and disease management, and offers residential, inpatient, outpatient and assisted living programs. Locations include Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston.

Our facilities have been honored many times by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for excellence in therapeutic programs, staff education, patient treatment, and leadership. We also conduct research on brain injury and recovery, with a dedicated, in-house team of Ph.D. researchers who collaborate with major U.S. universities. Please see our moving corporate video, "The Story of Centre for Neuro Skills" at

Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) helps people with brain injury find hope, independence and a meaningful life - and you can play a key role in that journey.

The Director of Accounting is responsible for developing and maintaining accounting practices and procedures, monthly and annual financial close, overseeing accounting activities, and managing the performance of accounting and financial operations, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, treasury, payroll, fixed assets, and general ledger.  Work is full time during the week with some overtime. Work is performed at the CNS business office and there may be some travel to other locations.

In general, this position requires a high level of accuracy and an ability to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of a growing company. 

The company offers a competitive salary and benefits, paid time off, extended sick leave, medical insurance, paid holidays, and 401(k).

Minimum Requirements



1. Oversees and assists in the performance of all accounting and finance operations, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, treasury, payroll, fixed assets, and general ledger.  Ensures records, files and reports are maintained in accordance with company standards and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  Requires excellent knowledge of .f of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting.

2. Meets accounting objectives by overseeing and ensuring the timely and accurate preparation of monthly and annual financial statements. Requires ability to present information and interact effectively with senior executives, stakeholders, cross- functional business leaders, peers, accounting staff, and customers.

3. Reviews and directs records, systems, and procedures to ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of accounting processes. Directs the posting of entries to and conducts analyses of ledgers such as general, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

4. Conducts monthly account analysis on all balance sheet accounts and maintains detail supporting schedules used in the annual review engagement of the company’s financial statements. This requires the ability to analyze and interpret financial information as well as being detail-oriented.

5. Provides leadership and consultation through sharing of best practice techniques and mentoring.  Oversees and assists assigned staff in the performance of accounting and finance duties in order to promote a team environment where everyone can openly contribute.  Ensures that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. 

6. Manages and supervises assigned accounting department employees; responsible for day-to-day supervision and leadership of staff.  Reviews and participates as needed in job performance evaluations for accounting staff in a timely manner.

7. Provides financial guidance and detailed financial analysis and other ad hoc information to Senior Management to assist in making business decisions and achieve growth, profitability, and budget targets across the organization.

8. Develops and implements creative process improvements and best-known practices while simplifying current financial management processes.  Requires ability to think strategically, synthesize complex data and develop creative and innovative solutions within a complex environment.

9. Maintains professional and ethical relationships with staff, patients, patient families, insurance adjusters, attorneys and other visitors.

10. Attends staff meetings, in-services, and all scheduled shifts.

11. Comprehends and follows instructions:

a. Maintain attention and concentration for necessary periods

b. Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions (written, oral or diagrammatic)

c. Adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards

12. Performs simple and repetitive tasks:

a. Ask simple questions or request assistance when needed

b. Perform routine, concrete, organized activities

c. Remember locations and work procedures

d. Make decisions based on simple sensory data

13. Maintains work pace appropriate to given work load:

a. Perform activities on schedule, maintain regular attendance, and be punctual within specified tolerance

b. Complete normal workday and/or week, perform at a consistent pace without excessive rest periods

14. Performs complex or varied tasks:

a. Synthesize, coordinate and analyze data

b. Perform job requiring precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards

15. Relates to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions:

a. Can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes

b. Maintain open door policy to encourage active, empathetic listening

c. Perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others

d. Respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor and/or other staff member(s)

16. Effectively influences people on a consistent basis:

a. Convince or redirect others

b. Understand the meaning of words and use them effectively

c. Interact appropriately with people which includes the provision of appropriate internal and external customer service

17. Makes generalizations, evaluations or decisions without immediate supervision:

a. Recognize potential hazards and observe appropriate precautions

b. Understand and remember detailed instructions

c. Make independent decisions or judgments based on sensory data or known guidelines


  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • CPA license (active or inactive license).
  • Superior knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting technical skills.
  • 10 years’ experience in finance or accounting required.  Industry specific experience not required.
  • Requires strong proficiency with Excel and manipulating data bases.
  • Experience with accounting software packages preferred.   Familiarity with SAP and other relevant industry Finance systems/analytical software a major plus.