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Senior Accountant
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Job Description


Job Title:  Senior Accountant

Reports To: Assistant Controller

Business Unit:  Marketing

Operating Unit:  Finance & Acct

Country / Business Group:  U.S.


Position Summary

The Senior Accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information and prepare financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for assigned offices/divisions.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Describe the major duties of the job. List the Essential Duties and Responsibilities in order of most time spent to least.  To the right under the % column, include the % for each item or group of items that are to total 100%)

Monthly Close/Forecast - 25%

- Manage the month end closing process and monthly forecasts as applicable. Prepare journal entries with proper supporting documentation. Ensure all deadlines are met. Analyze for discrepancies and solve or escalate any issue which may arise.


General Ledger - 20%

- Ensure accurate and appropriate recording of revenue and expenses.  Uses knowledge of accounting principles/GAAP as well as understanding of business operations to determine appropriateness of transactions. Proactively investigate and resolve discrepancies. Research and explain account fluctuations.

Financial Reporting - 20%

- Independently prepare draft financial statements and financial management reports in conformity with GAAP and company accounting policy. Analyze fluctuations in revenue, expenses and margins and provide explanations for variances.  Design financial reports and collaborate with other teams to implement needs. Make recommendations to Controller for streamlining of and improvement to reports.


Balance Sheet - 10%

- Perform detailed review and analysis of all balance sheet accounts and prepare reconciliations for month, quarter and year end. Proactively identify issues and resolve and bring to the Controller’s attention when necessary.


Internal Controls - 10%

- Perform detailed review and analysis of information obtained from internal customers and divisional management and ensures compliance with internal control policies.

Build Relationships - 10%

- Develop and maintain relationship with Operations. Provide guidance and direction to Operations on accounting policies and procedures. Work closely with Corporate Accounting and the other Marketing divisions. Train and supervise the Staff Accountant I role (where applicable).


Intercompany - 5%

- Record and reconcile all intercompany transactions. Work closely with the Staff Accountants from the other divisions to ensure balances net out to zero companywide at month end. 


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Job Requirements



Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required):
     Bachelor's Degree            


- 3-5 years of experience in  private industry or a combination of public/private

- CPA or CPA in process preferred, or commensurate on the job experience


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Excellent time-management skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple projects and meet assigned deadlines

- Good oral and written communication skills

- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as attention to detail

- Ability to act and operate independently with minimal direction from manager to accomplish objectives

- Solid understanding of GAAP and accounting theory

- Intermediate to advanced PC skills, including a strong understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

- Must present a professional image and be able to represent the company in a professional manner

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $70,000.00 - $85,000.00 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Finance, Accounting
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Bonus Pay $7,000.00
Industry Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Telecommunications
Required Travel None
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Senior Accountant

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