Accounting Consultant Job Description

Accounting Consultant Job Description

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Accounting consultant provides accounting expertise, including practical experience in and ability to research accounting requirements under US GAAP, Statutory, or IFRS (multiple bases preferred).

Accounting Consultant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Working closely with fund administrator to reconcile in-house books and records in a full NAV environment
Reconciling Balance Sheet and Income Statement line items
Calculating fund returns
Reviewing partnership allocations and investor statements
Involvement with monthly close procedures, financial statement preparation, and regulatory filing requirements
Participating in various ad-hoc projects
General back office support for other departments within the firm
Answering RFPs / RFIs
Conducting demos and presentations
Leading pilots and evaluations in conjunction with prospective and existing clients

Accounting Consultant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Consultant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, IA, CMA, PMP, CRC, CGFM, CIMA, ACCA, CISA, CGMA

Education for Accounting Consultant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting consultant 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, Business/Administration, Economics, MBA, Computer Science, Information Technology, General Business

Skills for Accounting Consultant

Desired skills for accounting consultant include:

US GAAP
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and SEC reporting experience
GAAP
IFRS
GAAP accounting
Lease accounting under current ASC 840 upcoming ASC 842
Current U.S. GAAP
SEC reporting requirements and internal controls over financial reporting
Microsoft Office applications
Visual Basic

Desired experience for accounting consultant includes:

Providing input and guidance on business, industry and regulatory requirements with clients, prospects and regulators
Leading work streams within a larger engagement
Accurate review and sign off on NAV calculations
Lead in rolling out new system enhancements/procedures and collate and provide feedback from fund accounting to the different interest groups
Ensure all reconciliation positions are reconciled and monitored
Develop and maintain an understanding of the industry the organisation

Accounting Consultant Examples

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Accounting Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting consultant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting consultant
  • Act as the technical and subject matter expert on the team and handle all specific fund requirements
  • Identify and respond to operational risk throughout the business unit
  • Proactively maintain service level agreements and recognise when the SLA needs to be amended, whilst ensuring the team adheres to agreed SLAs
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the industry and NT, in particular NT’s systems, infrastructure and process data flows
  • Provide input in deciding
  • Discuss business processes with clients, ranging from Accountants to CFOs
  • Analyze transactional data, general ledgers, and financial statements to understand the current client workflow
  • Apply working knowledge of various fund, tax and capital structures to specific client scenarios
  • Assist clients in reconciling data import templates to their financial statements and/or general ledgers
  • Determine transaction parameters and accounting instructions within software to maintain data integrity and daily workflow
Qualifications for accounting consultant
  • VSOE knowledge set
  • Provide assistance to employees in execution of daily operational
  • Hands on experience with, and responsibility for, month end close process
  • Understanding of Pension accounting, stock repurchases, and working with Other Comphrensive Income OCI
  • Effective oral and written skills at all levels within and external to the company
  • Ability to work both independently on teams
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Accounting Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting consultant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting consultant
  • Formulate an effective project plan and effectively manage the implementation timeline
  • Identify functional gaps in the Fund and Portfolio Accounting modules and write functional specs according to the software architecture
  • Document client issues and customization requests in an organized and detailed manner
  • Develop implementation documentation and specifications for client specific processing requirements
  • Assist in the delivery and evaluation of software enhancements and upgrades, working with Product Management and Development
  • Ensure client satisfaction by managing software requests, questions, and issues in a timely fashion
  • Be aware and investigate potential opportunities for account growth and new business
  • Assist in financial data modeling for prospect and existing client
  • Organize and deliver client training sessions
  • Demonstrate the system to potential clients
Qualifications for accounting consultant
  • Strong system skills required
  • Experience in high transaction volume environment
  • Two or more years managing teams of at least five or more staff, with various levels of experience
  • Operational readiness for fund launches
  • Bachelor’s degree in business with accounting concentration or equivalent experience
  • 5-8 years cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment
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Accounting Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an accounting consultant. 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 accounting consultant
  • Prepares filings, testimony and defense of company positions, on legal and regulatory matters
  • Identifies and coordinates data and systems improvements
  • Involved in the training of co-workers, subordinates, and new employees
  • Collaborate with other departments and divisions, including Finance, Pricing, Industry Relations, Client Management, and Regulatory Reporting
  • Monthly close and related processing and development and preparation of analysis for the consolidated Life financials
  • In addition, the SR.Cost Accountant will undertake Metrics, assist controller with special projects, training and participate in budget as needed
  • Hands-on fund conversion support including all aspects of loading balances, transactions and performing general ledger and holdings reconciliations for global fixed income funds
  • Assist a client in the implementation of new system features
  • Conduct training & participate in operations analysis and workflow reviews
  • Work with Consulting Manager to provide subject matter expertise for prospective professional service opportunities
Qualifications for accounting consultant
  • ERP savvy is an understatement
  • 5+ years related experience in consulting, and ERP solution analysis, selection and implementation is required
  • General business knowledge and experience in working with clients and managing multiple projects
  • 5-10 years of experience in private/public accounting working directly with clients
  • Strong technology skills including proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and accounting solutions such as QuickBooks and NetSuite (preferred)
  • Team player with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new things and accept new challenges
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Accounting Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an accounting consultant. 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 consultant
  • Prepare and maintain monthly financial and assist in audit preparation
  • Perform periodic cost analysis and produce related variance reports
  • Facilitate month end close and account reconciliation
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of Revenue accounting for APJ, or additionally assigned regions
  • Responsibilities include monthly accounting close, balance sheet reconciliations, revenue recognition guidance and other Corporate accounting policy
  • The Accounting Manager will also be responsible to ensure compliance to policies and accounting guidelines, internal controls
  • Perform month-close procedures
  • Perform monthly budget vs
  • Preparing and filing the quarterly and annual SEC Forms 10-Q and 10-K as required for all publicly traded companies filing the quarterly and annual statutory financial statements as required by state insurance departments and the NAIC
  • Enforcing and ensuring compliance over financial reporting through the implementation of new accounting standards and reporting guidelines issued by the FASB, SEC and NAIC
Qualifications for accounting consultant
  • Will lead/supervise support and business group employees in a matrix situation
  • Seasoned ability to multi-task
  • A strong sense of urgency to handle a variety of projects and meet required deadlines, adaptability to deal with urgent and/or unexpected client matters that may arise
  • Willingness to learn the Firm’s other services and make appropriate client connections
  • A degree in economics, finance, accounting
  • XBRL tagging knowledge is preferred
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Accounting Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting consultant. 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 accounting consultant
  • Recruiting for large international companies helping to source and place candidates into new roles
  • Ensures accurate reporting by reviewing high risk journal entries and supporting documentation and periodically key account reconciliations
  • Determines cost center requirements and rollup structure, and coordinates update requirements with the finance control group within determined deadlines
  • Applies deep expertise in a specific area of finance
  • Manages department projects (strategic, tactical and control) where analytical and relational initiative is required
  • Works with relevant non Accounting personnel in reviewing contracts to ensure adherence to company policies and the necessary Accounting treatment
  • Prioritizes activities to meet close deadlines as assigned
  • Balances books periodically and prepares profit and loss, income and balance sheet statements as necessary
  • Develops project plans and schedules, including requirements, tasks, work assignments, resources, milestones, review points and reporting of project status
  • Coordinating the preparation of materials for certain committee meetings, such as the Audit Committee and Disclosure Committee
Qualifications for accounting consultant
  • MBA/CPA/CMA or other advanced degree/certifications are preferred
  • Minimum 7 years mutual fund accounting and investment accounting-related experience
  • Extensive knowledge of financial instruments, investment fee and expense structures and their accounting requirements
  • Understanding of and facility with the FIS Investment Accounting implementation approach
  • Strong MS Excel skills and experience using data systems such as Bloomberg
  • Comfortable leading engagements with clients

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