Accounting Analysis Job Description

Accounting Analysis Job Description

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Accounting analysis provides analysis for complex financial data for potential Company transactions to make surer that they are consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and regulatory accounting.

Accounting Analysis Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform all daily functions in order to compute the NAV or any associated data/calculations for assigned funds
Identify and Inform Supervisor of any issues within the assigned funds
Complete administrative functions in accordance with department guidelines, maintenance of appropriate document retention and filing system
Provide analysis to aid in achieving financial objectives, including - budgeting, forecasting, tracking variances, profitability
Review the work of more junior staff, providing coaching and training where appropriate
Perform a key role in the management and analysis of the Balance Sheet Reconciliation Process
Construct meaningful analysis and data on reconciliation performance and metrics
Prepare consolidated and legal entity analytics on a US GAAP basis for US entities
Analyze and explain significant fluctuations in the balance sheet and income statement
Perform deep dive reviews of specific areas and substantiation of account balances

Accounting Analysis Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Analysis

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA

Education for Accounting Analysis

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting analysis 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, Education, MBA, Business/Administration, Economics, Mathematics, Management, Computer Science

Skills for Accounting Analysis

Desired skills for accounting analysis include:

US GAAP and internal controls
Company policies and procedures
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and internal controls
V-Lookups & Pivot tables
Word and Access
Data structure and reporting requirements
Support of identifying risks and improving internal controls
Office machines

Desired experience for accounting analysis includes:

Comply with Fed Reporting requirements through the production of FR Y-9C
Recommend and implement improvements to the analytical review process
Interact and develop relationships with multiple business units throughout the company across various levels of management
Respond to ad-hoc requests from management as necessary
Resolve significant issues (eg
Involvement with the quarterly earnings press release

Accounting Analysis Examples

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Accounting Analysis Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of accounting analysis. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting analysis
  • Prepare analysis needed for acquisitions, restructuring, impairment analysis
  • Review and analysis of the consolidated financial statements
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly analyses around performance metrics
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and periodic forecasting
  • Financial reporting responsibilities including month-end close and financial statement preparation
  • Leads or performs complex financial analyses to forecast and analyze business results
  • Reviews and analyzes a variety of computerized accounting data including end of month journal accounts and accruals relating to operating statements, payroll, sales audit, inventory and other accounting operations
  • Analyzes accounts and operating statements
  • As assigned, provides corporate level review of "locally" prepared preliminary (and subsequently corrected) operating statements for abnormalities in inventory, profit, expenses, Performs extensive review and analysis of data, makes comparative analyses, Where questionable areas are found, initiates investigations, and/or corrective action, as necessary
  • Maintains close liaison with Exchange personnel in connection with information required, problems or discrepancies encountered during reviews
Qualifications for accounting analysis
  • Maintain and update chart of accounts and general ledger structure
  • Establish and enforce proper accounting policies and procedures
  • Perform account analysis and reconciliations and resolve issues timely
  • Oversee filing of monthly sales & use tax, property tax and other tax requirements
  • Maintain and set up adequate system of financial records and internal control policies
  • Coordinate the annual audit with outside auditors
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Accounting Analysis Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting analysis. 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 analysis
  • Supervises the preparation "Flash" and final operating statements for assigned Exchanges
  • Interface with commercial property insurers to calculate business losses
  • Analysis of complex property damage claims
  • Analysis of business interruptions claims
  • Development of business contacts
  • Review and analysis of historical financial and industry information
  • Leads or performs complex financial analyses to identify and analyze business risks
  • Perform highly analytical, complex finance and control functions
  • Execute complex and detailed reconciliations for the quarter and year-end closure processes and perform research and critical analyses adhering to GAAP requirements and University guidelines
  • Engage in continuous critical analysis of existing SAA systems and processes
Qualifications for accounting analysis
  • Experience with appropriate version of Oracle Financials modules a plus
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required in accounting or business related concentration
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in project coordination
  • This individual must be detail oriented, organized and have the ability to handle a high volume of data and manage several tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Fluency in English is required (written and spoken), Spanish fluency is also preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills for financial analysis
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Accounting Analysis Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an accounting analysis. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting analysis
  • Manage the vendor billing department to ensure invoices are accurately coded and billed to the vendors timely
  • Provide regular and ad-hoc reporting to senior management as requested
  • Review vendor contracts to ensure proper vendor income recognition and ensure billing is in compliance with contract terms
  • Ensure all controls in the department are operating as defined in accordance with SOX regulations
  • Work closely with Category Management and IT departments on vendor income related projects
  • Act as a liaison between the company and external accountants to meet information needs and to ensure that proper information is maintained for historical purposes
  • Prepare AFUDC rates, AFUDC analysis to management and other AFUDC related activities
  • Perform research of GAAP accounting issues and prepare accounting position papers as needed
  • Research and implement FERC or state regulatory accounting issues including rate case support, modifications to, or new, rate orders
  • Provide accounting support as needed for routine transactions larger strategic initiatives
Qualifications for accounting analysis
  • Passion for working in a team, and with the business partners to deliver results
  • 5 - 8 years of experience in accounting, analysis, reports, board presentations, business plan development, tax, audit assistance, and more
  • Professional communication and presentation
  • Maturity, strong work ethic, stability, flexibility with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong tenure - no more than 1 new job in 3 years
  • Hyperion Essbase experience Oracle Process Manufacturing experience
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Accounting Analysis Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting analysis. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting analysis
  • Maintain and improve Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures
  • Act as subject matter expert on ASC 815 and ASC 820, and develop and maintain hedge accounting procedures
  • Review and approve hedge documentation, assess effectiveness of hedges, maintain the company’s derivatives accounting software database, and perform hedge accounting close
  • Assist with inventory/cost analysis, reconciliations, and district gain/loss variance analysis
  • Ensure timely and accurate costing of all propane inventories, timeliness and accuracy of all cost uploads for both SAP and the DVM
  • Review and approve work prepared by other analysts and accountants, as needed
  • Assist with SOX key controls as deemed necessary by the Director
  • Perform analysis and reporting of costs for Management to allow for transparency and sound decision-making
  • Provide accurate, timely responses to operations and finance on COG inquiries
  • Understand the dynamics of cost of gas within each business segment and ensure the calculation of costs for both management projections and the income statement depict accurate costs based on the operational activity
Qualifications for accounting analysis
  • Minimum of five years of accounting experience with current or most recent in public accounting
  • Minimum of three years of accounting or public accounting with manufacturing clients
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Finance and Accounting or other relevant field
  • Additional professional certifications preferred
  • 5 years of financial, hospitality or gaming industry or public accounting firm experience is required
  • Be experienced with accounting, compliance and operational systems and have a strong understanding or and experience with financial process and control design and implementation
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Accounting Analysis Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting analysis. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for accounting analysis
  • Coordinate with Houston, Cost Accounting and Fuel Payables to create accurate and timely cash flow projections to review with key decision makers
  • Provide support to the Districts with reconciliation of district inventory and fuel gains and losses during month-end close
  • Provide mentoring, guidance and training in the development of self and staff
  • Cost Accounting – Ensure that accounting and manufacturing functions that affect material, labor and cost center costs are organized and controlled
  • Annual Standard Cost Creation – Lead the annual Standard Cost Creation process
  • Annual Budget Process – Lead the annual site cost center budget process
  • Management Information Systems – Continual support of developing management reporting efficiencies
  • Directs the preparation of reports and analyses for the Board of
  • Developing and implementing a framework and process to optimize and report on monthly analysis of consolidated financial results to ensure accuracy and completeness during close period
  • Centralizing month-end analysis of balance sheet fluctuations and quarterly Judgment accounts
Qualifications for accounting analysis
  • Identifies key issues and control weaknesses, provides solutions for improvement, and helps manage the implementation of systems enhancements
  • Develops and implements sound and sustainable internal controls on all aspects of the accounting and reporting functions
  • Communicates accounting processes and controls across the organization to ensure consistency in application of accounting policies
  • Drives continuous process improvements to support the growth of the business
  • Participates in cross functional teams to implement accounting solutions for new business activities
  • Implements new accounting policies and processes to meet changing requirements and support new business activities

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