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Staff Accountant at Synerfac

Staff Accountant

Synerfac Princeton, NJ Contractor
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Position: Staff Accountant
Location: Princeton, NJ

The organization is looking to add an experienced accountant to their Business Operations Department. Reporting to the General Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant will be an integral part of the department's finance and accounting operations.

This position will be responsible for a broad range of activities including monthly closes, general ledger reconciliations, internal and external reporting, preparation for audits, and special projects ranging from participating in organization-wide initiatives, to process improvements and/or developing financial analysis.

1. Financial statement reporting, including non-standard and/or ad hoc, for both internal and external audiences
* Responsible for monthly and year-end close related activities.

2. Financial statement analysis including responsibility for various general ledger account reconciliations
* Develop and implement solutions to complex accounting problems by in-depth evaluation and analysis.
* Research, analyze, and correct complex irregularities and reconciling items in system output results and/or reconciliations.

3. Develop, plan and implement policies, techniques and methods in accordance with organizational policies, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR), business law, organization and/or government regulations, accepted business practices, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
* Develop, evaluate and implement work methods and transaction documentation for efficiencies, making recommendations for improvements.

4. Responsible for other routine and special projects as requested by General Accounting Manager or Head of Accounting.

Education and Experience

* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field. MBA degree a plus.
* CPA a plus but not required
* 3-5 years' related experience working in Accounting, Finance or related field.
* Experience in the development and maintenance of complex financial spreadsheets and databases containing advanced functions and significant experience in utilizing commercial and/or institutional financial tools.
* Experience in financial and / or cost accounting.
* Expertise in interpreting and applying financial policies and procedures including the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and methodologies
* Expertise in performing financial functions including: preparation and posting of journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, financial statement analysis, financial report preparation and variance analysis
* Ability to independently research, interpret, analyze, compile, and present data and information
* Advanced decision making, problem-solving and analytical skills to independently solve complex issues requiring mature judgment, discretion and tact
* Strong communication skills, both written and verbal to effectively prepare and deliver financial briefings, documentation, reports and financial advice to personnel, and/or other external organizations and agencies
* Strong interpersonal skills to effectively explain, negotiate, persuade and build consensus among diverse stakeholders
* Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of personnel, both internal and external
* Proven ability to independently devise new approaches, perform assignments and make decisions
* Ability to work well under pressure and successfully meet hard deadlines/deliverables working outside normal hours as needed.
* Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time
Education and Experience

* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field. MBA degree a plus.
* CPA a plus but not required
* 3-5 years' related experience working in Accounting, Finance or related field.
* Experience in the development and maintenance of complex financial spreadsheets and databases containing advanced functions and significant experience in utilizing commercial and/or institutional financial tools.
* Experience in financial and / or cost accounting.
* Expertise in interpreting and applying financial policies and procedures including the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and methodologies
* Expertise in performing financial functions including: preparation and posting of journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, financial statement analysis, financial report preparation and variance analysis
* Ability to independently research, interpret, analyze, compile, and present data and information
* Advanced decision making, problem-solving and analytical skills to independently solve complex issues requiring mature judgment, discretion and tact
* Strong communication skills, both written and verbal to effectively prepare and deliver financial briefings, documentation, reports and financial advice to personnel, and/or other external organizations and agencies
* Strong interpersonal skills to effectively explain, negotiate, persuade and build consensus among diverse stakeholders
* Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of personnel, both internal and external
* Proven ability to independently devise new approaches, perform assignments and make decisions
* Ability to work well under pressure and successfully meet hard deadlines/deliverables working outside normal hours as needed.
* Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time

Recommended skills

Closing (Sales)
Financial Statements
Reconciliation
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Analysis Of Variance
General Ledger
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