The Senior Accountant ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying and consolidating transactions. This position is responsible for supporting the general accounting function and ensuring quality control over financial transactions and reporting. It often entails an understanding of such related fields as business law, statistics, tax, and general management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Perform month, quarter and year-end closing procedures and general ledger reconciliations.
- Assist with preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and supporting schedules.
- Prepare and record asset, liability, revenue, and expense entries by compiling and analyzing information.
- Review, investigate and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries and reports.
- Analyze revenues and expenses on a monthly basis to ensure they are recorded appropriately.
- Maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; and resolving discrepancies.
- Assist with intercompany transactions and consolidation.
- Summarize current and projected financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, cash flow, and other statements.
- Assist with the corporation’s annual International and US audits by analyzing and detailing general ledger accounts and providing information for auditors.
- Manage Accounts Payable and support as back-up when necessary.
- Oversee Accounts Receivable and invoicing, including assisting with collections and customer support.
- Oversee daily bank and corporate credit card reconciliations and support as back-up when necessary.
- Assist with the annual and mid-year budgeting and review process, including: analyzing trends, costs, revenues, commitments and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses; review of budget submissions, capital budget requests, and incorporation of such into the budget model.
- Assist with monthly budget vs actual variance reporting.
- Prepare state and local tax returns and research.
- Assist in providing support for the Federal and International tax accountants.
- Project accounting data to show the effects of proposed plans on capital investments, income, cash position, and overall financial condition.
- Maintain Fixed Asset System.
- Assist with annual 409(a) Valuation.
- Review and approve employee expense reports.
- Maintain compliance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and Statements of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS).
- Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.
- Interface with other departments for financial questions and analysis.
- Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelors Degree in Accounting.
- Five or more years of experience working in the accounting field.
- Experience with general ledger accounting, journal entry preparation, monthly and annual close processes and reconciliations.
- Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
- Working knowledge of Intacct or a comparable accounting software tool.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.
- Strong research and analytical skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager.
- Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem-solving, and results.
- Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and Statements of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS).
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certification, preferred, but not required.