Senior Accountant

Covanta   •  

Morristown, NJ

Industry: Energy & Utilities


8 - 10 years

Posted 56 days ago

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Position Description

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.

Summary: The Senior Accountant, working under the direction of the Manager of Corporate Accounting, will have responsibility for the corporate accounting activities, including preparation and analysis of consolidated financial statements, general ledger maintenance and reporting.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Compile and analyze financial information to complete the monthly accounting close (i.e., analyze prepaid expenses for correct amortization period).

  • Preparation of OCI and Equity Statement roll-forward.

  • Ensure compliance with company accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.

  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts to supporting documentation, investigate and resolve reconciling items timely.

  • Prepare, review and enter journal entries.

  • Interact with internal and external auditors in completing audits.

  • Ability to research/address complex business transactions and propose appropriate accounting.

  • Conduct balance sheet analytics and prepare robust commentary explaining variances.

Position Requirements


B.S. - Accounting

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of 7 - 10 years of relevant experience (recent senior accountantexperiencepreferred)

  • CPApreferred

  • Peoplesoft or similar ERP experience; proficient Excel user

  • Detail oriented with a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Proven track record for driving process efficiencies and solving problems

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and work independently