Accountant, Senior Job Description

Accountant, Senior Job Description

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Accountant, senior provides solutions to problems and recommend changes to methods or procedures to management, utilizing knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

Accountant, Senior Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Possess an understanding of generally accepted auditing standards and common audit procedures and techniques
Review client internal controls and accounting systems
Assuring standard accounting procedures are adhered to and supervising the maintenance of the accounting and voucher files
Maintain policies and procedures for areas of responsibility, including Sarbanes-Oxley documentation
Develop and maintain policies to ensure accurate accounting and reliable internal controls
Adhere to privacy, confidential, proprietary company policies and procedures
Reconciliation and follow up of worldwide intercompany balances, providing appropriate guidance and assistance in reconciling differences
Active participation in the management and development of the consolidation database, including creation of BPC reports and support
Ensure timely and accurate monthly closing process, including preparation of journal entries, account review, and variance analysis against budgets and forecasts
Act as a liaison between operations management and accounting to ensure the accounting needs of the business are met timely and accurately

Accountant, Senior Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accountant, Senior

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CMA, MBA, MT, STAT, GAAP, BS, CIMA, ACA, J-CPA/US

Education for Accountant, Senior

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accountant, senior job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Education, Business/Administration, MBA, Public Accounting, Communication, Real Estate, Management

Skills for Accountant, Senior

Desired skills for accountant, senior include:

Accounting principles
GAAP
Practices
Procedures
Supervisory practices and principles
Generally accepted accounting principles
Accounting practices
Internal controls
Principles and procedures
Applicable Microsoft Office applications

Desired experience for accountant, senior includes:

Prepare fixed asset Authorization for Expenditures (“AFEs”) including setup, tracking and reporting of AFEs
Preparation of monthly management and operational reports and accompanying schedules
Preparation of annual budgets and periodic forecasts of operations, including building/updating assumptions, models, analyses and projections of financial results and key operating metrics, developing management reporting and presentations
Identify new technologies/methodologies to eliminate or automate manual processes, especially the revenue accrual process
Identify process/procedure enhancements to eliminate or automate manual processes
Prepare schedules and analyses for financial statement audits and tax compliance reporting

Accountant, Senior Examples

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Accountant, Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an accountant, senior. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accountant, senior
  • Supervising the preparation of the 990 tax returns and ensures that tax regulations are being adhered to
  • Interpreting the meaning of accounting records, reports, and statements
  • Advising operating officials on accounting matters
  • Participating in developing and managing program budgets with supervisor's oversight
  • Performing other duties as necessary to support department and organization
  • Participating in shared responsibility and collaboration with the volunteer and internal and external constituents
  • Fixed asset & depreciation schedules and related journal entries
  • Equipment & loan amortization schedules and related journal entries
  • Account analysis and adjusting journal entries
  • Reconciliation of sub ledgers to trial balance
Qualifications for accountant, senior
  • Analysis of location Profit & Loss
  • Salesperson profit & loss statements
  • Salespersons commissions calculations
  • Calculation and payment of 3rd party commissions
  • Calculation of vendor rebates for specific salespeople accounts
  • Preparation of all support schedules for annual Financial Statement Review
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Accountant, Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of accountant, senior. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accountant, senior
  • Compile, analyze and prepare of Funds financial data and operating metrics
  • Be responsible for the completion of quarterly investor questionnaires
  • Be responsible for due diligence information requests from investors during fundraising
  • Support marketing team with data collection and ad hoc requests
  • Assist and coordinate with other departments to answer inquiries from investors
  • Be responsible for investor expense allocation and tracking
  • Assist with compliance and regulatory filings
  • Timely and accurate completion of quarterly and annual statutory financial statements
  • Variance analysis and reconciliations of various balance sheet accounts
  • Maintaining and updating compliance diary for state reporting
Qualifications for accountant, senior
  • Quarterly and annual compliance filings
  • Preparing miscellaneous monthly and quarterly journal entries
  • Assisting in the preparation of quarterly and annual internal management reports, and analysis
  • Responding to requests from state regulatory authorities
  • Assisting preparing information for external auditors interim and annual audit reviews
  • Prepare financial statements for foreign subsidiary companies
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Accountant, Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accountant, senior. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for accountant, senior
  • Produce monthly analysis of consolidated inventory adjustments, including gathering of affiliate data, analysis of variance to budget/projection and communicate to management summary of findings
  • Perform Inventory Adjustment product line reporting for Actual/Projection/Budget
  • Design and deliver various ad-hoc requests/projects
  • Participate in the annual budgeting process, focused on development of Inventory Adjustments, Inventory and associated reserves
  • Contribute in the development of strategic plan as it relates to IA and inventory
  • Administrate and maintain internally generated projection tool utilized for inventory and budget preparation report key drivers of variances
  • Perform monthly Excess & Obsolescence reserve analysis
  • Assist Accounting Manager in the development and execution of monthly financial processes, to include month-end closing and month-, quarter- and year-end financial reporting
  • Assist Accounting Manager in ensuring accurate and timely recording of stand-alone and consolidated financial results both internally and externally
  • Provide information and assistance to other departments within the organization regarding the financial results
Qualifications for accountant, senior
  • Assist the Accounting Manager during year-end audits
  • Provide additional analysis and reporting as needed
  • Provide feedback to Accounting Manager in preparing staff performance appraisals
  • Keep abreast, through continuing education, of changes and new technologies in the field of finance and accounting
  • Practice and comply with all regulations promoting a safe and healthy workplace
  • All aspects of accounting and financial reporting
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Accountant, Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an accountant, senior. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accountant, senior
  • Develop and implement procedures to streamline monthly closings and other financial activities
  • Coordinating 10-K and 10-Q disclosure for all of our world-wide plans
  • Developing appropriate forecasts and allocations across the various IPG entities and establish a process to implement FAS 157 for year-end disclosures
  • Working closely with auditors during year-end benefit plan audits
  • Working closely with Corporate Treasury and Human Resource departments on matters related to plan administration
  • Working closely with Corporate External Reporting group on quarterly and year-end disclosures
  • Generate all month, quarter and annual reports using report writer software (FRX) and prepare complimentary reports needed to complete reporting packages
  • Oversee Project Module within Dynamics Accounting software used for reporting and cost tracking of a diverse collection of capital improvement and operations projects
  • Assist with General Ledger maintenance as needed (chart of accounts maintenance, ledger entries)
  • Prepare several standalone reports (bi-weekly cash flows, real estate related schedules, charitable foundation, projects)
Qualifications for accountant, senior
  • Assist with the compilation and reporting of annual budgets
  • Assist in preparation of information required for annual tax filings
  • Assisting in the preparation of tax-related schedules and projects completing sales and using tax returns on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Prepare Journal Entries (High volume)
  • Prepare Account Analysis
  • Perform detailed research
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Accountant, Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accountant, senior. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accountant, senior
  • Analyze and produce improvements to processes, practices and policies
  • Complete monthly account reconciliations and journal entries for certain areas of Corporate Accounting, including equity and capitalized software development
  • Assists in preparing financial statements and related reports including Form 10-Q, Form 10-K, earnings releases, press releases, 8-K’s, and proxy filings and assists in providing support for the external audit of these documents
  • Completes selected footnotes and financial statement disclosures as assigned
  • Ensures that all disclosures are properly supported and have been reviewed in accordance with company policies, including SOX
  • Assists in preparing the Company’s 401K benefit plan financial statements and assists in the external audit of these financial statements
  • Assists in review of XBRL documentation to ensure elements selected are appropriate
  • Assists in researching new accounting pronouncements for inclusion in various accounting write-ups
  • Participates in various special accounting projects, including documenting or enhancing accounting policies, presentation preparation, etc
  • Process month-end journal entries
Qualifications for accountant, senior
  • Collaborate with the Finance department on month-end variance analysis for Actuals vs
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet extremely tight deadlines
  • Willing to provide assistance to colleagues regardless of whether it has to do with the cost centers they oversee
  • Four plus years related work experience
  • MS Office knowledge required (Excel, Access, Word)
  • AS400 and Lawson experience beneficial/preferred

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