Challenge Towers manufactures exceptional ropes courses, commercial aerial parks, zip lines, and canopy tours for a broad range of commercial and non-commercial operators throughout the U.S. and abroad. We construct high-quality, integrated systems and offer a range of post installation services including facility inspections, maintenance, and staff training. A career with Challenge Towers means being part of a team that works collaboratively in pursuit of solutions and strategies that help our clients manage risk and achieve success.

Accounting and HR Manager

Pay Range: $55,000 - $65,000

Benefits:Paid Time Off, 401k Plan, Cell Phone and Computer, Discounts

Location: Central Office in Todd, NC. Limited travel to other offices required

Schedule: Full Time (Exempt), Minimum of 40 hours per week


The Accounting and HR Manager will support the central administration of the companies by overseeing and implementing all aspects of the finance and human resource strategies. They will supervise and support a full-time coordinator and part-time assistant to manage daily bookkeeping, financial accounts, payroll, and budgets and oversee essential HR functions, including new-employee onboarding, pay and benefits, and employee policies.

The Accounting and HR Manager reports to the Vice President of Operations and has additional support from a consulting CPA firm that handles tax preparation and assists with other financial matters as needed. Candidates should be detail and accuracy focused with a proven background as an Accounting or Finance Manager, Supervisor, or similar role. They should be very capable of directing and supervising the work of others and should be equally adept at working independently and as part of a team.

Challenge Towers is an industry-leading challenge course, zip line, and aerial park vendor based in the mountains of Western North Carolina and provides business management services for a family of adventure-focused companies under common ownership and leadership. Affiliates include Aerial Adventure Tech, an equipment sales and global distribution company, and High Gravity Adventures, a commercial aerial park and Zip Line Tour in Blowing Rock, NC. Collectively, these companies enjoy a rich history spanning over 30 years! We take pride in maintaining a dynamic and creative team committed to providing an extremely high level of products and services to our customers.


  • Manage the financial operations of the organization
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of all accounting practices and reports
  • Ensure compliance with tax and other legal requirements
  • Develop and maintain budgets and forecast cash flow
  • Manage employee payroll and expense reporting
  • Develop and implement processes to improve efficiency
  • Monitor, analyze, and produce reports summarizing financial health
  • Coordinate with 3rd party CPA and similar vendors
  • Assist ownership in identifying funding sources and managing investment opportunities
  • Maintain compliance with employment laws and regulations
  • Develop and implement processes to improve quality and efficiency


  • Collaborate with other managers to develop position descriptions and assist in the recruitment of new candidates
  • Oversee employee onboarding, and manage employee files, voluntary terminations, and non-voluntary terminations
  • Develop and maintain Employee Manuals & training resources
  • Manage employee benefits and track company-issued technology resources
  • Maintain multi-state corporate registration and reporting
  • Notarization of documents
  • Manage insurance reporting and audit processes
  • Maintain taxes, tags, and titles for motor vehicles
  • Maintain general office supply levels

Required Qualifications:

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 3+ years of financial and/or accounting experience
  • A positive, friendly, and energetic attitude
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Ability to delegate and effectively support team members
  • Ability to think strategically and perform independently
  • Focuses on solutions not barriers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn and leverage computer applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Human Resources
  • Background managing employee benefit programs
  • General understanding of commercial insurance programs
  • Specific experience in the following technology platforms:
    • Apple OSX and iOS devices
    • Google Suite / Microsoft Office / Excel
    • Slack / Asana
    • / Expensify
    • Dashlane / Zoom
    • Wheniwork / Quickbooks Time
    • Quickbooks Online / Quickbooks Enterprise Desktop

Do you meet all of the above qualifications?

Complete the online application now.