Senior Accountant

Confidential Company  •  Edison, NJ

5 - 7 years experience  •  Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous

$97K - $115K ($85K - $100K base + 15%)
Posted on 11/23/17 by Stan Hamlet
Edison, NJ
5 - 7 years experience
Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous
$97K - $115K
($85K - $100K base + 15%)
Posted on 11/23/17 by Stan Hamlet


employment type: full-time 

Our client ,a multinational consumer product company,based in New Jersey has asked us to locate a corporate Senior Accountant

The candidate we seek should have 4-6 years Public and or private accounting experience

Job Description 

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant will perform a variety of general accounting duties.

The primary focus of this position will be to prepare financial statements and perform, prepare and/or maintain the following: journal entries, general ledger account analyses and reconciliations, sales & use tax filings, inter-company reconciliations.

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for maintaining the Company's books and records in an orderly manner.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

• Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules 

• Prepare and post journal entries and maintain prepaid and accrual schedules on an as-needed basis

• Perform monthly reconciliations and account analyses, including inventory, accounts receivable, prepaid assets, accruals, deferred rent, accounts payable, sales, COGS etc. 

• Update fixed assets schedules for additions, disposals, and depreciation expense

• Analyze accounts receivable aging reports and prepare the allowance for doubtful accounts schedule

• Prepare inter-company reconciliations

• Prepare and submit sales and use tax filings

• Liaise with outside accounting firms to reconcile subsidiary financials 

• Assist outside accounting firms with annual filings and provide financial documentation on an as-needed basis

• Maintain the chart of accounts for the Company and its subsidiaries

• Support the department with respect to invoice coding, ensuring that all invoices are properly coded from a general ledger perspective

• Work on ad-hoc assignments and special projects 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Strong GAAP, general ledger and consolidations knowledge and written/oral communication skills 

• Must be self-motivated, highly detailed and organized

• Must have advanced Excel skills (e.g., vlookups, pivot tables, etc.)

• Strong time management skills and ability to adhere to tight deadlines


• BS in Accounting 

• CPA or working toward CPA


• Previous experience working for a large manufacturing organization .

• 4-6 years of experience - preferably a mix of "Big 4" public accounting and manufacturing / cost accounting

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