ACCOUNTABILITY AND SCOPE
The Senior Accountant is accountable for the planning, facilitation, timely completion of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations, and to fully meet the expectations and requirements of an external audit process, including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
This senior position works independently and quickly grasps and utilizes technically difficult accounting concepts and processes.
The Senior Accountant will also be responsible for managing the accuracy and collection of the Finance departments Sarbanes-Oxley documentation on a monthly basis as well as assisting with data collection and tracking for public filings.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the Finance Manager in ensuring the monthly / quarterly close process is completed timely and accurately
Prepare journal entries on a regular basis by compiling and analyzing financial information
File and maintain general accounting and journal entry records and substantiating documentation to ensure SOX Compliance
Prepare detailed accrual and other general ledger accounts analysis
Prepare detailed analytics and trend analysis
Manage intercompany accounts reconciliations and resolve discrepancies as necessary
Perform Balance Sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis by consistent and accurate application of the company policy.
Maintain and update SOX process documentation on internal controls around areas assigned
Assist in the preparation of PBC schedules for internal and external auditors, as needed
Assist in drafting accounting policies and procedures as needed
Collaborate with management and coworkers in development of projects to improve procedures
Assist in the preparation of as hoc projects as required by management
Travel, as requested.
Planning and Organization
Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
CPA a plus
5+ years of progressive accounting experience with a minimum of 3 years work experience at a publicly traded company required
Big 4 experience a plus
Strong month-end closing experience
Experience with Balance Sheet reconciliations
Experience with JDE or similar accounting system
Experience in working with audit schedules and Sarbanes-Oxley required
Strong working knowledge of accounting, finance and internal controls, with an understanding of GAAP
Ability to work independently in a high volume and fast-changing environment
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make well thought out decisions
Must be detailed oriented with the ability to manage multiple assignments while meeting deadline schedules
Demonstrated ability to develop models and other tools of analysis for financial management reporting
Ability to provide solutions to accounting issues and establish strong processes as needed
Strong relationship-building skills and effective collaboration with management, works well with peers and across functional geographical areas
Strong ability to grasp strategy, analyze performance, and challenge current thinking
Ability to manage accounting software upgrades and implementations, as well as maintain expert knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel
Strong work ethic
Ability to travel, as requested