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Senior Accountant - New York, NY

Ref: 141 Date Posted: Friday 16 Mar 2018
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The Senior Accountant will work closely with the Controller and be responsible for handling day-to-day general accounting operations and playing a key role in month-end and year-end closing processes. This position requires strong understanding of accounting principles and GAAP, ability to meet deadlines, and to communicate clearly with various groups internally and externally from our company. Ideal candidate must be comfortable working in a lean structure and be able take initiatives and provide recommendations on process improvements.  

Job Responsibilities​

  • Preparing asset, liability, and income statement entries and ensures completeness of procedures in month-end closing process
  • Performing reconciliations with all accounts in general ledger and investigating accounting issues and other unusual items
  • Ensuring that all journal entries and schedules are adequately documented and reviewed with appropriate sign-offs in monthly key control checklist
  • Preparing annual capital plan and ensuring fixed asset and depreciation are properly recorded, as well as arranging annual physical inventory count
  • Working closely with Senior Financial Analyst to prepare monthly reporting package during month-end process and providing commentary for balance sheet accounts movements
  • Reviewing inventory reconciliation prepared by operations team to ensure accuracy of inventory and revenue records
  • Ensuring consistent application of chart of accounts with global standards across all markets and departments
  • Interrogating key financial accounts and generating ad-hoc financial analysis to ensure system generated transactions are maintained properly
  • Developing and documenting internal control procedures, and performing regular tests to ensure day to day operations are in compliance with internal policies and procedures
  • Researching and offering advice on technical accounting matters based upon newly created/changed published principles and practices
  • Preparing annual tax provision and ensure deferred/current tax are properly booked
  • Reviewing quarterly federal/state tax estimation and annual federal/state tax returns prepared by outside accounting firm and ensure timely filing
  • Preparing requested documents and schedules from internal/external auditors and ensures annual financial results are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Supporting the Controller in preparing 5 year statutory financial statements annually
  • Assisting with ad-hoc projects and special assignments as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Core Competencies Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • At least 3 years’ experience in mid-large size corporate finance environment or public accounting firm
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • CPA is preferred
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able to legally work in the US