Accounting & Reporting Analyst Job Description

Accounting & Reporting Analyst Job Description

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Accounting & reporting analyst provides AH Finance with insight into changes in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and other GAAP research to remain current with ever changing reporting needs.

Accounting & Reporting Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform general accounting activities in the SAP general ledger, which includes preparing and uploading journal entries, business warehouse reporting, SAP Business Objects reporting and use of the Comprehensive Accounting Excellence (CAE) tool
Support financial decision-making by collecting, analyzing, investigating, and reporting financial data
Participate in finance system implementation projects
Assist in monthly financial statement close and consolidation process
Prepare monthly journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis
Participate in the preparation of the quarterly and annual financial statements for filing with the SEC, including XBRL
Assist in drafting and maintenance of company accounting and finance policies
Act as a liaison with internal and external auditors in their execution of internal control and financial statement audits
Research technical accounting issues and draft memos documenting accounting and disclosure conclusions
Support other special projects or initiatives within the company as needed

Accounting & Reporting Analyst Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting & Reporting Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, MBA, CMA, LEED, SOX, CECRL, B2, CIPM, GIPS, GAAP

Education for Accounting & Reporting Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting & reporting analyst 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, Accountancy, Economics, Education, MBA, Business/Administration, Communication, Finance/Accounting

Skills for Accounting & Reporting Analyst

Desired skills for accounting & reporting analyst include:

Microsoft Office
Particularly Excel
U.S. GAAP accounting standards
Generally accepted accounting principles and concepts
SAP
ERP would be
Equivalent accounting system of record
Excel
MS Excel
Access and PowerPoint

Desired experience for accounting & reporting analyst includes:

The ability to work independently while meeting necessary deadlines
An aptitude for detail and a desire to "dig deeper" when necessary
Must have ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing
Advanced working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
Financial Reporting– Prepares and analyzes the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
Monthly Close Process – Summarize monthly transactions and activities in order to prepare general ledger entries, as assigned

Accounting & Reporting Analyst Examples

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Accounting & Reporting Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of accounting & reporting analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting & reporting analyst
  • Develop methods in which to accurately forecast future deferred revenue balances including any related breakage
  • Prepare quarterly account reconciliations for deferred revenue balance sheet accounts and ensure that reconciliations are accurate and prepared and submitted in accordance with NBCU account reconciliation policy
  • Assist Senior Manager and VP Finance with various ad hoc projects
  • Analyze, document and understand business processes, recommend and implement efficiency and control improvements
  • Assist in technical accounting research including drafting global accounting policies, applying new accounting standards
  • CPA or active pursuit of CPA license
  • Strong knowledge of current GAAP and SEC requirements
  • Possess a natural ability to work collaboratively and a communication style that is direct and transparent
  • Detail oriented with an understanding of accounting process and a passion for continuous improvement
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, specifically across operating functions and geographic locations
Qualifications for accounting & reporting analyst
  • 2+ years of experience gathering requirements, creating formal documentation, writing test cases, and overseeing testing and user acceptance
  • Strong SQL skills and experience in a MS SQLServer environment is highly desired
  • 4-year degree with a major in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • The confidence, willingness and ability to network and interact with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Three of more years of GAAP accounting experience
  • Demonstrated ability to champion projects from beginning through implementation, meet deadlines, and perform job responsibilities accurately with minimal supervision
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Accounting & Reporting Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting & reporting analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting & reporting analyst
  • Create VAT/Intrastate backups including all agreed reconciliations
  • Prepare reconciliation of accounts, period end closing and financial reporting of the PMI affiliates' financial statements in cooperation with local finance department
  • Provide support for varied GAIC projects
  • Provide support for the SEC reporting process, including 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K filings
  • Assist with preparation of Enterprise Accounting Policy Manual
  • Support with the adoption of new accounting standards including revenue recognition and leasing related pronouncements
  • Monitor new accounting developments including FASB projects and communicate potential impacts to affected parties
  • Complete monthly close duties accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Assist Financial Reporting team in preparing external audit requests for quarter end and annual audit
  • Prepare financial information for ad hoc requests including requests from management, regulatory agencies, investors and other interested parties
Qualifications for accounting & reporting analyst
  • Financial Services industry experience and knowledge of Accounting systems
  • Strong attention to detail, data accuracy with an ability to consolidate multiple sources of information/analyses
  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Accounting/Finance preferred, 5+ years relevant experience
  • Experience with Oracle Hyperion Essbase and Oracle Business Intelligence is required
  • Oracle SQL Developer and database experience preferred
  • Understand the preparation and posting of journal entries and basic GAAP to help diagnose downstream reporting issues
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Accounting & Reporting Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting & reporting analyst. 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 & reporting analyst
  • Assist in the preparation of schedules for the year end audited financial statements and stand-alone regulatory reports
  • Perform day to day activities, accounting transactions, financial statement preparation and financial data analysis
  • Connect with the country and other teams for relevant information and action as necessary
  • Ensure accounts are fully reconciled and with proper documentation
  • Deliver financial book close requirements timely, based on set deadlines
  • Deliver tax and audit requirements on established deadlines
  • Perform other tasks and ad hoc activities that are deemed necessary as assigned
  • Coordinate and maintain global intercompany matching report, including adjusting models for new entities or accounts, and dispositions
  • Assist and support countries in resolving intercompany reconciliation differences and other intercompany related inquires, including but not limited to accounting treatments
  • Develop, update and improve procedures surrounding intercompany activities
Qualifications for accounting & reporting analyst
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of data processing and be proficient with personal computer applications
  • 0 - 2 years of experience in accounting and/or controlling
  • Experience with internal control over financial reporting and internal control procedures
  • Good English level, written and verbal communication skills
  • University degree in finance and accounting or business studies
  • Chartered or Certified Professional Accountant or equivalent
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Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of accounting & reporting analyst. 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 & reporting analyst
  • Manage and coordinate the required monthly/quarterly invoicing for transfer pricing related models including necessary changes in technology related models, and communicate to affiliates
  • Develop and or update procedures for operation of the transfer pricing desk, including update pricing documentation for the process/procedures within Group Reporting
  • Assist in booking and reconcile all transfer pricing charges on a Quarterly basis in HFM, Oracle and affiliates’ position
  • Provide Group Reporting and Treasury information on transfer pricing/IC affecting the borrowing groups and covenant calculation
  • Provide variance analysis on annual/quarterly fluctuations in charges
  • Answer questions and provide assistance to countries under tax audits in relation to intercompany, GSA and transfer pricing charges
  • Perform tie out on GSA charges to ensure all costs were charged out under the model
  • Maintain and support the key process owner for SOX controls surrounding intercompany, transfer pricing processes, and adherence to SOX compliance for the reporting department
  • Assist in the financial information for the preparation of Form 10K and 10Q
  • Prepare accounting and disclosures for the Company’s external filings including the 10-Q, 10-K, 8-K, 11-K, Proxy and S-8s
Qualifications for accounting & reporting analyst
  • Minimum five (5) years of financial analysis or related experience
  • Demonstrated ability work with multiple departments through influence and
  • Demonstrated ability to identify issues, propose solution and highlight any findings
  • Health care and/or statutory (insurance) accounting experience
  • In-depth knowledge of health plan requirements (federal, state, and local legislation and regulations and accreditation standards)
  • Experience with statutory reporting, including filing software (eFreedom)
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Accounting & Reporting Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting & reporting analyst. 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 & reporting analyst
  • Preparation of stock compensation (ASC 718) reporting schedules
  • Preparation of supporting schedules, checklists and other analysis supporting the applicable SEC filings
  • Able to multi-task and work cross functionally across the global organization to complete assigned tasks and projects while adhering to strict timelines
  • Directly interacts with external & internal auditors and supports quarterly reviews and annual audits
  • Maintenance of internal controls and desk procedures supporting the applicable reporting deliverable / Drive process and system improvements within the organization
  • Preparing and/or assisting with other ad-hoc financial information or technical accounting research requests
  • Act as a technical accounting resource for the company and communicate with business and accounting partners to ensure technical issues are identified and resolved
  • Review contracts and agreements and research relevant accounting guidance for complex non-routine transactions
  • Key point of contact for foreign subsidiaries and will collaborate to solve operational and financial issues
  • Coordination of consolidated and statutory audits
Qualifications for accounting & reporting analyst
  • Big 4 or public accounting experience, CPA and knowledge of GAAP
  • Significant compliance orientation with demonstrated expertise in internal controls and Sarbanes Oxley
  • Knowledge and experience with major financial software systems
  • Demonstrated excellence in written / verbal communication, presentation
  • Experience with XBRL is preferred
  • In depth knowledge of technical accounting matters required

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