Accountant Lead Job Description

Accountant Lead Job Description

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Accountant lead provides specialized analysis and forecasting support in various accounting functions such as Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Cost Accounting, Property Accounting, General Accounting and the like.

Accountant Lead Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Participate in the budget planning process, forecasting and Mid-Term Plans (MTP) for expense and savings initiatives
Direct interaction and point of contact for the BU defined Business Partner(s), Senior Leadership & other Key Contacts
Handles issue resolution and plays a significant role in the escalation process
Participates in EBS DSR meetings and communicates important expense updates
Attend key BU staff, planning and earnings meetings as required
Lead projects, which may include integration of new concepts and/or initiatives, or new or acquired blocks of business
May supervise rotational accountants or interns
Other duties as assigned based on business unit or department needs
Assist business partners with expense questions, special analyses and preparation of non-standard reporting of detail findings
Review annual expense related exhibits and schedules for statutory filings

Accountant Lead Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Accountant Lead

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, ACCA, CMA, CIA, CFA, CRA, MT

Education for Accountant Lead

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accountant lead job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Education, Business/Administration, Business, Economics, Auditing, Business Law, MBA, Public Administration

Skills for Accountant Lead

Desired skills for accountant lead include:

Accounting theory
Financial accounting process
Principles and practices
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAAP
Specifically
Basic accounting principles
ACCESS databases
Accounting principles
Accounts payable and receivable

Desired experience for accountant lead includes:

Compile expense data used for external surveys and cash flow testing
Work with external vendor on assigned tasks
Approve standard and non-standard entries for expense accruals, capitalization, expense chargebacks and product allocations
Support external reporting team as a Subject Matter Expert for the quarterly/annual financial statements
Review and Prepare journal entries, reconciliations and analyses of the account balances/activities
Oversee certain balance sheet accounts

Accountant Lead Examples

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Accountant Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accountant lead. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accountant lead
  • Coordinates accounting, budget, outlook and forecast processes, procedures and reporting or develops accounting schedules, analyzes account balances and analyzes and maintains accounting records in accordance with GAAP and company procedures
  • Leads research and implementation of regulatory and GAAP accounting requirements
  • Producing accurate and timely financial information
  • Providing financial reporting that meets the needs of customers, including both internal and external stakeholders
  • Reviewing work products, such as journal entries, reconciliations and schedules
  • Conducting account analyses
  • Assisting in audits, and owning procedural documentation
  • Partnering with the Finance team members on special projects
  • May lead and direct the work of other
  • Prepare payment list and upload to e-Banking
Qualifications for accountant lead
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a business environment performing Accounting functions
  • 3-6 years of experience in accounting, SEC financial reporting or public accounting required
  • Previous experience with SEC filings, technical accounting research and/or XBRL preferred
  • Fill and check required data in corporate tool GRT for required entities
  • Fill required data in corporate tool STIR including all statutory adjustments, ensure correctness of submitted data, ensure timely signature all required owners, ensure filling for corporate purposes in time based on e-Compliance plan
  • Prepare all required documents, back up and analyses based on request auditors before and during statutory audit KPMG
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Accountant Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of accountant lead. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for accountant lead
  • Responsible for advising business units on accounting for special transactions and providing general GAAP and consolidations guidance
  • Provide work direction to technical/clerical staff and provide recommendations in the selection, recruitment, and evaluation of staff
  • Monitor external and internal systems that integrate with Aurora for accuracy
  • Providing guidance to A/P analysts, which requires expertise relating to Accounts Payable processes and leading group meetings as necessary
  • The ability to develop solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation
  • Support and coordinate month-end requirements
  • Complete special projects and assignments as assigned
  • Participates in system testing for system upgrades, new systems
  • Research and resolve reconciling issues and discrepancies
  • Prepare complex tax returns and filings
Qualifications for accountant lead
  • Working knowledge of tax and business law
  • Working knowledge of personal computer software programs for financial applications and work processing, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Lotus Notes
  • Ability to handle several projects/tasks simultaneously
  • CMA or CPA
  • Associates degree required, accounting/finance degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of full cycle accounts payable experience, preferably in a large organization
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Accountant Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accountant lead. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accountant lead
  • Interaction with and presentations to senior management
  • Determines, records, and reports unit costs of factors affecting production, such as raw materials, labor, inventory, machine maintenance
  • Analyzes changes in product design, raw materials, overhead, manufacturing methods, , for effects on production costs
  • May oversee the completion of projects including planning
  • May serve as technical resource to others in the resolution of complex problems, and orient, train, assign, mentor, and review the work of lower level employees
  • Ensure deadlines are met and priorities are balanced according
  • Participate on transitions and process stabilizations and alignment
  • Drive operational improvement
  • Coordinates the collection and consolidation of monthly financial results from all Company business units
  • Prepares the Company's consolidated monthly financial statements for distribution to corporate management, the Board of Directors and Audit Committee
Qualifications for accountant lead
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent education
  • CPA OR specific multi-family property management accounting experience required
  • 7+ years of work experience in public accounting or industry
  • Advanced skills in Excel and thorough knowledge of other Microsoft applications including Word and Outlook
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), organization, and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail, accounting orientation, and the ability to multi-task
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Accountant Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an accountant lead. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accountant lead
  • Conducts special studies and analysis as directed
  • Preparing the German HGB statutory report, including notes and management discussion and Analysis
  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the financial data, including disclosure notes related to the IFRS financial statement of all entities
  • Further optimize the month and year-end closing procedures
  • Prepares and enters journal entries to accurately record financial transactions
  • Performs Account Analysis and Variance Explanations for specific Income Statement Accounts when necessary
  • Assists with SOX audits and testing
  • Maintaining the Capital Equipment Database (FAS)
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts including documentation to support balances
Qualifications for accountant lead
  • Analysis and preparation of various international tax adjustments to include Sub Part F, 987/988 and foreign tax credits
  • Works on extremely complex taxation related problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variance factors
  • Minimum of 3 years of tax experience, preferably with a public accounting firm or large multi-national company
  • Intermediate knowledge of state income taxes
  • Experience in assisting with tax audits and responding to tax notices
  • 3 to 5 years Tax experience with a multi-national company
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Accountant Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accountant lead. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accountant lead
  • Responsible for the maintenance of complete and accurate general and subsidiary ledgers for the accounts or department(s) assigned
  • Analyzes organization financial data for input in the review and evaluation of existing procedures and operations in assigned area for input into management decision-making regarding improvements
  • Responsible for preparation of federal, state and local tax-exempt and for-profit tax returns and related filings
  • Provide primary support for System Director of Tax / Tax Managers in tax compliance and consulting matters
  • Assist in the annual ASC740 (FIN48) process of information gathering and analysis, and work with the outside auditors during their analysis
  • Provide back-up for other individuals in Tax Department, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by System Director of Tax / Tax Managers
  • Ensures accurate and timely month-end and periodic management reporting, including submissions to Group Finance and Business Partners
  • Oversees delivery of specific audit requirements (both internal and external)
  • Trains team members and reviews/provides feedback on their work
Qualifications for accountant lead
  • Conducts research to advise management of the international tax and related accounting implications of activities
  • Understand and able to monitor compliance with administrative policies and procedures and the corporate financial instructions (policies)
  • Candidate should have a flexible work schedule and the ability and motivation to work additional hours during surge or accounting close weeks
  • Prior experience in Corporate Accounting environment
  • Prior Service Center preparation, analysis, and allocation processing experience
  • Prior experience with approving service center allocations and plans

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