Senior Accountant - New York, NY

Finance
Ref: 322 Date Posted: Wednesday 02 Jan 2019
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The Senior Accountant will report to the Controller and be a key member of Corporate finance team. This role will be responsible for handling day to day general accounting operations and taking charge of month end/year end closing process. This position requires a strong understanding of accounting principles. The ideal candidate needs to be capable of managing multiple priorities and ensuring internal and external deadlines are met. Ideal candidate must be able to communicate clearly with different groups within the company as well as outside of the company. The ideal person will be comfortable working in a lean structure and take initiatives and drive positive process changes across the business.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare journal entries for asset, liability, and income statement accounts and ensures completeness of procedures in month end closing process.
  • Perform reconciliations with all accounts in general ledger and investigate accounting issues and other unusual items.
  • Ensure that all journal entries and schedules are adequately documented and reviewed with appropriate sign offs in monthly key control checklist.
  • Prepare annual capital expenditure plan and ensure fixed assets and depreciation are properly recorded and arrange annual physical count.
  • Work closely with Senior Financial Analyst to prepare monthly reporting package during month end process and provide commentary for balance sheet accounts movements.
  • Review inventory reconciliation prepared by operation team to ensure accuracy of inventory and revenue records.
  • Ensures consistent application of chart of accounts with global standards across all markets and departments.
  • Interrogate key financial accounts and conduct ad-hoc financial analysis to ensure system generated transactions are maintained properly.
  • Develop and document internal control procedures and perform regular tests to ensure day to day operations in compliance with internal policies and procedures.
  • Research and offer advice on technical accounting matters based upon newly created/changed principles and practices.
  • Prepares annual tax provision and ensure deferred/current tax are properly booked.
  • Review quarterly federal/state tax estimation and annual federal/state tax returns prepared by outside accounting firm and ensure timely filing.
  • Prepare requested documents and schedules from internal/external auditors and ensures annual financial results are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Assist on 5 year plan preparation including balance sheet, cash flow annually.
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects and special assignments as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Core Competencies Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • CPA is preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience in mid-large size corporate finance environment or public accounting firm
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able to legally work in the US
  • In this position you should be able to demonstrate the leadership standards (Inspire, Change, Collaborate, Engage and Deliver) within your role on a day-to-day basis

Benefit & Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% employer paid premium medical, vision, and dental coverage
  • 401k with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 100% employer paid premium long and short term disability
  • 100% employer paid premium life insurance and AD&D insurance
  • Additional life insurance options
  • Flex time
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • 25 PTO Days
  • Summer Fridays Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous employee referral program
  • Discounts platform access 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Pre-tax parking/commuter benefit