Accountant IV

8 - 10 years experience  •  Software

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/13/17
San Antonio, TX
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/13/17

Position Summary


This senior level staff position analyzes, classifies, and reviews complex accounting transactions and interrelationships.  Prepares interpretation of accounting results, reviews and analyzes financial statements and documents for conformance with accounting policies and principles, including interaction with operations, FP&A and accounting managementas appropriate.  Responsible for identifying issues and reviewing those presented by Accounting staff, researches and implements solutions based on their materiality.  Responsible for compliance with US GAAP, plus International Accounting and SEC guidance when relevant.  Will have lead responsibilities for special projects, and review of staff level work.  Able to work with limited supervision, and self-directed work flow.  Responsible for oversight and maintenance of the control environment.  This role will support the businesses of Harland Clarke Holdings.



Key Duties / Responsibilities - Essential duties are identified by asterisks.

General Accounting:  Responsible for performing and / or reviewing recurring technical financial projects, such as revenue recognition, restructuring, purchase accounting, foreign currency, pensions and benefits.  This includes interpretation of FASB's, review of internal documentation, recording relevant accounting transactions.  Perform complex account reconciliations for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with accounting requirements and review staff level work.  Responsible for compliance with US GAAP and adherence with the control environment.  Provides technical research on technical accounting pronouncements, bulletins, and special reports; prepares projections of accounting data to show effects of proposed changes on company financial statements.  Responsible for mentoring others in a developing role.  20%


Month End Close:  This position analyzes, classifies, and reviews complex accounting transactions and interrelationships.   Performs general accounting activity and review in accordance with GAAP.     Prepare, review and provide adequate documentation for assigned journal entries and review work of other accountants.  Responsible for identifying issues and reviewing those presented byAccounting staff; researches and implements solutions based on their materiality.  Prepares and reviews accounting entries, results and identify anomalies for management review.    Coordinate withrelevant business owners to ensure all activity is properly reflected in the financial statements and that appropriate cutoff is reflected in the correct accounting period.  20%


Financial Reporting & Analytics:  Perform analytics on financial statements to identify anomalies for management review.  Compile and review documentation for quarterly and annual reporting and ensure compliance with all relevant disclosure requirements.  Support preparation of GAAP checklists.  15%


Audit:  Responsible for internal and external audit requirements, as assignedto include coordination with financial and non-financial resources at each business.   Ensure documentation is aligned with financial statement balances and demonstrates an appropriate audit trail.  May act as an audit facilitator for Interim and Year End Periods.  20%


Process Improvements and Procedures:  Demonstrates a commitment to the process for continuous improvement, identifies and respond actively and with sensitivity to the needs of our customers and is open and responsive to change.  Maintain desk top procedures and ensure business processes are in place to ensure we will meet or exceed our goals and key performance measures.  Review staff level procedures to ensure they are thorough and up to date.  10%


Systems & Interfaces:  Ensures that systems and procedures are in compliance with company policies, generally acceptable accounting principles and applicable regulations.  Responsible for maintaining and reconciling sub-system interfaces to the general ledger, as assigned.  Extensive interaction may be required for interfaces that vary in complexity and frequency.  Responsible to support master data management.  5%


Special Projects:  Participate in ad hoc teams to evaluate accounting requirements to support existing or changing business needs.  Participate on special projects, as required.  Assist in business combination accounting and analysis.  Support due diligence efforts as required.  10%


All employees are responsible for demonstrating the company's Core Values at all times and for using Performance Excellence principles to continuously improve effectiveness, efficiency, products, and services.  This includes, but is not limited to, participating on improvement teams, recommending and implementing improvement ideas, and participating in training and other activities to keep up todate on processes, information, etc.

All employees are responsible for supporting and complying with internal and external audits, to include providing information, performing assigned tasks to ensure compliance, and preparing and maintaining evidence that key duties identified as internal controls have been performed.

All employees are responsible for supporting and complying with safety and security policies to promote a healthy working environment.


Education & Knowledge Required

A. Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance.

B. CPA is strongly preferred but may consider based on experience.

C. SEC (Security Exchange Commission) experience is not required but is a plus

D. SAP, Oracle & Hyperion Essbase experience a plus.



Experience / Skills / Abilities Required

A. Minimum eight years of accounting experience, or six years big four public accounting experience.

B. Must have solid written and oral communication skills. 

C. Must demonstrate experience and proficiency in applying accounting principles and concepts.

D. Must have a solid history of financial statement review and technical accounting research is a plus

E. Possessing leadership or management experience a plus.

F. Significant team involvement, both within and outside the work group.

G. Must have above average Excel skills.

H. Access and Hyperion Essbase skills are a plus, but not required.



Supervisory Responsibility

Limited supervisory requirements, but will perform on a lead role for monitoring and mentoring members of the accounting team and key projects. 



Communication & Contacts Required

Significant interaction with accounting and analytical teams and finance management.  Significant interaction with internal and/or external auditors and with affiliated companies.



Decision Making

Some decision making responsibility, but required to offer recommendations in such a manner that will lead to final decisions.



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