Accounting Advisor Job Description

Accounting Advisor Job Description

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Accounting advisor provides technical Trainings and knowledge transfer of systems used in the process, US GAAP accounting, internal policies and procedures to the incoming intercompany accounting team.

Accounting Advisor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs advanced accounting principles and concepts to accounting activities and documenting analysis
Analyzes business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to provide advice
Coordinates with all levels of management to prepare recommendations for financial plans and operating forecasts
Prepares Long Range Forecasts, Annual Budgets, and Quarterly Forecasts
Analyzes financial performance through monthly financial reporting
Partners with Quality and other functions to enhance finance related decisions, introduce process discipline, and ensures the existence of appropriate controls to safeguard company assets
Ensures proper expense recognition in accordance applicable accounting standards, and acts as a liaison with internal and external auditors for financial matters within area of responsibility
Summarizes, distills, and presents data in a manner that transforms it into meaningful and actionable information
Complete and control the period end close processes, which include creation of journal vouchers for accruals, payroll, month end adjustments, intercompany transactions
Preparation and lead quarterly commissionaire review

Accounting Advisor Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Advisor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, PMP, CMA, CA, CFA, CIA, AIAF, CPCU, GST, CIMA

Education for Accounting Advisor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting advisor 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, Business, Finance/Accounting, Economics, Management, Accountancy, Professional Accounting, Auditing, Business/Administration

Skills for Accounting Advisor

Desired skills for accounting advisor include:

MS Excel and PowerPoint
Systems and automation tools
US GAAP
Accounting principles
Accounting tools and Excel
Policies and practices
PowerPlan
Business operations
Financial systems/computer literate
Large service

Desired experience for accounting advisor includes:

Expertise in Accounting and Finance
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 4-6 years experience in accounting or audit
An accounting qualification (CPA, CIMA, ACCA, or similar)
Experience with transactions, including preparing carve-out financial statements, assisting with initial public offerings, assisting with SEC filings, responding to SEC comment letters, purchase accounting support
Ability to work independently manage multiple assignments
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent field, with a minimum of 2 years financial planning and analysis experience

Accounting Advisor Examples

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Accounting Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of accounting advisor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting advisor
  • Generates and maintains data reports for oil and gas interests, commodity trading, budgeting and various other business activities and interests using numerous computer software programs
  • Displays advanced knowledge of workflow through the department and has advanced understanding of other areas within the company
  • Makes recommendations to assist the Company or department in making decisions regarding present, future, and potential costs
  • Provides information to other employees and/or departments
  • Prepares and/or reviews various account reconciliations/analysis, financial reports, forecasts and variance analysis
  • Mentors and trains less experienced Accountants
  • Prepare journal entries to record monthly transactions in a timely manner for the monthly general ledger (GL) and project accounting (PA) close processes of GPT entities
  • Prepare monthly bank account and specific GL account reconciliations
  • Reviewing and posting monthly recurring and non-recurring GL entries as needed, and completing preliminary trial balance review for GPTET entities
  • Identifying opportunities for harmonization of accounting processes and GL transaction types
Qualifications for accounting advisor
  • Sound understanding of international Financial accounting (IAS)
  • Both Finance and General Accounting knowledge are required effective organization, planning and interpersonal skills
  • Strong proficiency with Excel, proficiency with other Microsoft Office tools (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • The ideal candidate for this position will have 7-10 years of experience in accounting
  • Candidate may be qualified to support either the revenue/elimination activity required as part of these integration activities or the cost/intercompany activity required
  • Experience with a global team is preferred
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Accounting Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of accounting advisor. 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 accounting advisor
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for all accounting and financial aspects of an assigned account(s) in the Services Business Unit
  • This position will require interaction with the operations team and other financial organizations within the Company to drive process improvements, simplification or other ad-hoc projects
  • Involve in SAP migration project
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate and high quality advice is provided to the full range of complex accounting matters
  • Act as an enterprise wide resource on technical accounting matters
  • Lead the accounting approach and support for major transactions, such as acquisitions and disposals, restructurings business development projects, and manage the disclosure
  • General ledger operations in SAP, incl depreciation, allocations, currency conversion
  • Manage the accounting and reporting of Transactional Services Revenues from recognizing estimated and actual revenues to recording cash receipts and netted invoices
  • Directly supports the manager/director in the day to day operations of the department – provides input regarding the groups work load management for the monthly US/Corp accounting processes
  • Maintains and develops a working relationship with the various Finance and Accounting teams, departments, regions and business units
Qualifications for accounting advisor
  • Local statutory and regulatory compliance – preparation of statutory financial statements
  • Multiannual professional experience in the area of banking and fixed asset accounting is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills and substantial conceptual skills
  • Good teamwork and communication skills, quick learner
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken German and English
  • Willing and able to undertake multi-day business trips and international (project) assignments
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Accounting Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an accounting advisor. 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 accounting advisor
  • Assist with testing accounting user functionality and system interfacing
  • Ensure that proper system edits and accounting controls & procedures are in place
  • Assist with user acceptance testing, developing and maintaining quality procedures and ensure appropriate documentation created and kept updated
  • Assist with creation of standardized documentation and reference material for NAAs
  • Assist with user documentation and user job aids
  • Maintain project status report
  • Assist/Lead site accounting system conversions by performing site configuration and training
  • Answer accounting user questions and provide user guidance related to accounting systems and corporate policies & procedures
  • Assist accounting users with error corrections in accounting systems
  • Research & analyze system issues as related to accounting users
Qualifications for accounting advisor
  • Ability to display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently
  • Aligns behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the department and organization
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Master’s degree preferred
  • Preferred experience with financial presentation and disclosure and/or technical accounting research
  • Self-starter, capable of working independently and within a team
  • Proven team player, with the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships, while demonstrating cooperation and mutual respect
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Accounting Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting advisor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting advisor
  • Maintain and update OBI (control sheet), and I/C report
  • This position will require interaction with the operations team and other financial organizations to drive process improvements, simplification or other ad-hoc projects
  • The ideal candidate must demonstrate initiative, be organized and be able to work well independently and within a team
  • Responsibilities include ad-hoc projects, monthly accounting close, balance sheet reconciliations, client invoicing in accordance to Corporate accounting policy
  • This candidate will serve as a mentor to others in the department
  • Works closely with the broader Capital Assets accounting team to prepare accurate and timely financials
  • Develop timely, accurate actuals for fixed assets to support the business’s project management and decision-making
  • Review ERP-based calculations for accuracy and consistency, identifying variances to Reporting group where applicable
  • Assist Analysts with complex transactions/issue resolution, as needed , for depreciation runs, classification of fixed assets, reconciliations, retirements, AROs
  • Collaborate with Reporting team (within CA) to support preparation of financials (e.g., PPE roll-forward report)
Qualifications for accounting advisor
  • Knowledge of both official languages
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of software applications including Word, Excel, Access
  • Demonstrate strong listening and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate sensitive issues clearly
  • Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) is strongly preferred
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or other relevant professional certifications
  • Have 2 + years of experience in Forensic Accounting
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Accounting Advisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting advisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting advisor
  • Participation in global internal projects
  • Assume responsibility for the accounting, reporting, and any technical research with respect to derivatives, stock compensation, unconsolidated joint ventures and other technical areas as required
  • Support the SEC filing preparation and reporting
  • Research the accounting for unique transactions, as needed
  • Submit journal entries for your areas of responsibility
  • Ensure integrity of financial information according to German, local and Tax GAAP
  • Perform monthly and yearly closing all reporting activities based on external and internal requirements
  • Ensure accuracy of data for ad hoc analysis and requests
  • Fulfill all tax requirements regarding Corporate Income Tax, VAT, Transfer Pricing and more
  • Collaborate with external auditors and tax authorities
Qualifications for accounting advisor
  • Ability to work within a team but also a self-starter
  • Flexibility to travel to EMEA locations may be required initially
  • Flexibility with regard to working hours during month-end, quarter-end and year-end
  • Speak additional European language
  • Provide a combination of several advisory services to assist companies in meeting the accounting and reporting challenges resulting from business transactions
  • Transactions work, including preparing carve-out financial statements, assisting with initial public offerings, assisting with SEC filings, responding to SEC comment letters, purchase accounting support

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