Senior Accountant, Corporate Finance


Hartford, CT

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Less than 5 years

Posted 30 days ago

  by    John Melillo


Senior Accountant with strong technical accounting and general ledger skills who is able to work independently to complete projects with high-level guidance from manager. The Corporate Accounting group coordinates the close of the general ledger, including preparing and reviewing journal entries and account reconciliations for multiple Corporate non-operating companies. The group is responsible for certain recurring areas of accounting including pension, stock based compensation, debt, equity, payroll, self-insured IBNR and affiliate transactions. The group has a dynamic mix of work involving implementation of new accounting standards, and participation in purchase accounting, integration of acquisitions or divesture projects. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Major Focus Areas:

  • Responsible for the month end, quarter end and year end close processes for Corporate related functions (i.e. Pension, Debt, Equity, Intercompany Loans, Stock Based Compensation, Payroll, etc.) that includes the following:
  • Prepare and post journal entries and understand the technical accounting supporting journal entries
  • General ledger reconciliation
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Uses professional accounting concepts and internal company policies to solve complex accounting issues
  • Identify opportunities to streamline accounting data and processes and work cross functionally to design and implement changes
  • Provide guidance and support to team members to help improve performance and develop technical competencies
  • Coordinate with Accounting Systems Manager and/or Business IT to enhance the General Accounting system(s)
  • Assist non-financial departments with reporting and accounting issues and participate in financial projects and initiatives
  • Actively engage business leaders and various corporate and business departments to drive efficiency in accounting close and resolve intercompany issues
  • Coordinates, reviews and prepares schedules for internal and external auditors

Education and Experience sought:

  • BS in Accountingrequired
  • Self-motivated CPA with 3-4 years of progressive accounting experience in public accounting firm; Big 4 preferred
  • Solid technical skills and ability to analyze new transactions
  • Exhibits strong time management skills and is able to work through roadblocks to meet commitments timely
  • Experience with SAP and Hyperion (Enterprise/HFM) systems preferred
  • Strong team player able to effectively collaborate with others within and outside the organization


$80K - $90K