Senior Accountant - New York, NY

Ref: 141 Date Posted: Friday 23 Mar 2018
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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. She/He 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