Accountant III

Harland Clarke   •  

San Antonio, TX

Industry: Software


5 - 7 years

Posted 396 days ago

This position analyzes, classifies, and reviews both routine and varyingdegrees of complex accounting transactions and interrelationships.  Prepares interpretation of accounting results, reviews and analyzesfinancial statements and documents for conformance with accounting policies and principles,  and may interact with operations, FP&A and accounting management.  Responsible for identifying issues and concerns within the scope and complexity of their job, identifying solutions and presenting recommendations to Accounting management. Responsible for compliance with USGAAP and adherence with the control environment. Will participate in and support special projects. This role will support the businesses of Harland Clarke Holdings.


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

General Accounting:  Responsible for performing recurring technical financial projects, that may include revenue recognition, restructuring, purchase accounting, foreign currency, pensions and benefits.  This could include limited interpretation of FASB's, review of internal documentation, recording relevant accounting transactions.  Perform certain account reconciliations for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with accounting requirements and may review staff level work.  Responsible for compliance with US GAAP and adherence with the control environment.  Responsible for limited mentoring of staff level accountants.  25%


Month End Close:  This position analyzes, classifies, and reviews both routine and complex accounting transactions and interrelationships.   Performs general accounting activity in accordance with GAAP.   Prepare, review and provide adequate documentation for assigned journal entries and review work of otheraccountants.  Responsible for identifying issues and reviewing those presented by Accounting staff, researches and presents solutions based on their materiality.   Analyze accounting results and identify anomalies for management review.   Coordinate with relevant 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 documentation for quarterly and annual reporting and ensure compliance with all relevant disclosure requirements.  20%

 Audit:  Responsible for internal and external audit requirements, as assigned, to 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.  15%

 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.  Recommend recurring journal entries, standardized templates and system solutions to accelerate cycle time.  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.  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.  5%

 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 to date 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 preferred.  MBA a plus.

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 six years of accounting experience, or four years big four public accounting experience.

B. Must have good written and oral communication skills. 

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

D. Must have a solid history with account reconciliations; technical accounting research is a plus. 

E. Experience working on special project teams, both within and outside the work group is a plus.

G. Must have above average Excel skills.

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

 Supervisory Responsibility

No supervisory requirements, but may be responsible for monitoring and mentoring members of staff level accountings and key projects. 


Communication & Contacts Required

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


Decision Making

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




Physical Requirements / Working Conditions

Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the body.  This kind of work involves sitting most of the time.