Financial Accountant I

5 - 7 years experience  •  Financial Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/20/18
Washington, DC
5 - 7 years experience
Financial Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/20/18

JOB INFORMATION

Operate with considerable latitude in performing highly complex duties related to preparing and analyzing financial information to record transactions, prepare financial reports, and review and verify accuracy. Provide value-added expertise to consultants, auditors, and others in development of new concepts, techniques, and standards. Utilize wide-ranging experience to conduct research and problem-solving. May operate in a lead role within the team.

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Compile, review, analyze, and record financial information to the general ledger. Complete monthly closings.
  • Prepare balance sheet and profit and loss statements, consolidated financial statements, and other accounting schedules and reports.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reconciliations to ensure general ledger account information is accurate, consistent, traceable, and auditable.
  • Execute and manage timely and accurate transactions.
  • Identify control weaknesses, communicate to management, and operate in a lead capacity in making remedial changes to tighten and enhance controls and mitigate risk.
  • Design and produce reports.
  • Conduct research and analyses on highly complex issues. Devise creative and effective solutions.
  • Provide requested information to auditors, consultants, and others on highly significant matters requiring coordination.
  • Design, modify, install, and/or maintain accounting systems to ensure adequate recognition of financial transactions.
  • May perform highly complex projects or participate as a team member on projects at the highest level of complexity.

Qualifications

    EDUCATION  

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required

 MINIMUM EXPERIENCE  

  • 6+  years of related experience

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS       

  • Public accounting and/or accounting operations experience required.
  • Proficiency in Excel/Access required.
  • Must have experience communicating with executives and collaborating with different Business Units.
  • CPA or CPA in progress strongly preferred.
  • Secondary mortgage market experience is a plus.
  • Process improvement/automation experience preferred. 
  • Previous experience working on an accounting system implementation or upgrade is a plus.

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