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Accounting Manager



Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
Leawood, KS, USA
Posted on Sunday, January 21, 2024
Who We Are

About Ascend

At Ascend, we recognize the struggles that accounting & finance professionals face in traditional firms—from rigid hierarchies and overwhelming workloads to the elusive work-life balance. We believe your ambition should not be constrained by outdated practices or opaque career paths. Here, you're not just a number but a valued member of a community that champions both your professional and personal fulfillment. Our mission is to transform the public accounting experience into one where work-life harmony is a reality, and where your career advancement is supported by a nurturing network and robust resources.

We partner with regional, entrepreneurial firms and provide them with the resources and support necessary to thrive in today's dynamic market. This includes access to growth capital, robust talent acquisition, top-tier technology, transformative leadership, shared back-office services, & more. Founded in January 2023, Ascend attained revenues to sufficiently qualify as a Top 100 U.S. accounting firm within six months of operation. Explore Ascend, where your career soars without sacrificing your quality of life.

About GG Advisors

GG Advisors is a Kansas City area professional services firm located in Leawood, Kansas. We provide advisory services, including tax, accounting, part-time CFO, and business formation services. At GG Advisors, we are willing to help you continuously improve on various aspects of your career. When you choose to join us, you will be joining an environment where your goals are respected and where you'll work collaboratively with other team members to solve problems. We will provide the technologies, training and procedures to perform your job independently and confidently. You'll also have the support of the partners to develop your own personal network of contacts and be actively involved in the community.

In October 2023, GG Advisors made the strategic decision to join Ascend to usher in our next stage of growth. With Ascend’s partnership and shared resources – including technology, training and development – GG Advisors is well positioned for strong innovation and growth in the years to come.

The Role

If you’re an experienced accounting professional looking for a culture that supports personal growth, collaborative relationships, and innovative minds through a flexible working environment, you may be a great fit for our team. We are looking for accounting MVPs that want to use their gifts and expertise to serve our businesses, their owners, and individuals.

Be ready to jump in and act! As part of our team, you’ll:

  • Manage client assignments, deliver high-quality service, and complete challenging and complex work throughout the year
  • Serve as the primary client contact and nurture client relationships through consistent communication, as well as serve as ally to the client with other members of the client’s professional team
  • Act as a visionary for clients providing solutions and managing implementation of ideas while maintaining high client satisfaction
  • Manage technology, resource planning and education & development for team members
  • Lead a team of like-minded individuals and be responsible for coaching, advising, and supporting them in order to meet client and self-development goals
  • track, record, and report on KPIs
  • Have the opportunity to grow as we grow our firm


  • 8+ years of accounting experience either in-house or with an accounting firm, as well as experience in a supervisory role
  • Expertise in developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure timely and accurate financial statements
  • Demonstrate thorough experience in budgeting, forecasting, cash flow, bank reconciliations, payroll, general ledger preparation, financial reporting, and other strategic and financial initiatives including integrated resource and performance planning solutions that support other business areas
  • Exceptional communication skills for advising, coaching, and supporting a work team
  • Commitment to serving clients with integrity and professionalism
  • Demonstrate ability to build, direct, and maintain a motivated & empowered team
  • Be motivated and committed to accountability for work plans, responsibilities, and tasks of themselves and their team members
  • Have a high-functioning ability to prioritize and focus in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment
  • Embrace curiosity and innovation and be motivated in personal and professional development
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • QuickBooks proficiency
  • Proficiency with tax preparation and accounting software (Thomson Reuters Ultra Tax Experience preferred)

How To Apply

Submit your information in the application section directly below! This will include:

  • Basic contact information
  • Resume/CV and optional cover letter upload
  • Work eligibility, credentials, and compensation
  • Voluntary demographic & self-ID questions

At Ascend, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Ascend hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.