Accounting Senior Job Description

Accounting Senior Job Description

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Accounting senior provides advice and guidance on all technical accounting matters, including research and implementation of new IFRS standards (for example IFRS 16, IFRS 9).

Accounting Senior Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Understand the totality of the scope initiative and structure the analysis accordingly
Work as individual contributor, but lead efforts and clients in their attempt to create meaningful and significant MI
Foster positive working relationships and work collaboratively with internal customers and colleagues
Share knowledge and communicate often on status and updates while raising issues as they are identified
Provide recommendations to improve collaboration and increase efficiency & effectiveness
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual closing packages and related supporting schedules
Prepare initial draft of basic financial statements, including the statement of cash flow
Prepare detailed variance and fluctuation analyses in connection with closing packages
Review, analyze, and book journal entries for 3rd party financials related to international offices
Prepare and analyze foreign currency movements, review and analyze complex foreign currency transactions

Accounting Senior Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Senior

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, ACCA, CIMA, SOX, ABA, CFA, CMA, BPM, PMP, IFRS

Education for Accounting Senior

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting senior 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, Education, Business, Business/Administration, MBA, Economics, Accountancy, Management, Associates

Skills for Accounting Senior

Desired skills for accounting senior include:

US GAAP
IFRS
IFRS standards
Investment Services industry in Europe
Excel
Advent Geneva system
Current alternative procedures and processes
Areas of client industries
Financial instruments
Microsoft Office

Desired experience for accounting senior includes:

Analyze intercompany and related-party transactions and perform supporting reconciliations
Calculate equity pick up from the shares owned in the REITs and calculate and book journal entries for various fees
Years of experience, of which, at least one year must be in public accounting at a national or large regional firm
Support the company’s SOX and FDICIA compliance program across assigned LOBs and staff functions
Participate in and lead portions of our quarterly and annual SOX 302 and 404 certification processes
Collect data and information and use analytics and reporting to provide transparency around control performance and the overall control environment to senior leadership and executives

Accounting Senior Examples

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Accounting Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of accounting 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 accounting senior
  • SEC Financial Reporting/Internal Management
  • Reporting Technical Accounting Issues
  • Drafting SEC Responses
  • Financial System Implementations and Conversions
  • Account Analysis/Reconciliations Related to Growth or Problem Areas
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required, Master's in Accounting or Business Administration a plus
  • Experience with Mulit-location accounting
  • Strong Macros Experience
  • Job cost accounting experience preferred
  • Currently supervise a staff of 3 – 4 employees, with goal of a minimum of 10 staff
Qualifications for accounting senior
  • Knowledge of SAP accounting software is desirable
  • Recent experience with Deltek CostPoint accounting system
  • Sound knowledge of automated systems and software packages (eg
  • Experience in tax preparation, review and research
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills, high energy, initiative and creativity - with a proven ability to manage significant initiatives across functions, develop and motivate staff
  • Professional in communications, both written and verbal
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Accounting Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an accounting senior. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting senior
  • Perform an active role in the month-end financial close to ensure a deep analytical understanding of actual results vs
  • Perform work around technical and valuation-related accounting concepts
  • Support the preparation and review of deliverables related to the earnings release, including working cooperatively with our partners in Investor Relations, and research and work with our SEC and Regulatory reporting teams to respond to both internal and external audit and / or regulatory inquiries
  • Complete annual filing of Form 1099
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual and reasonability review commodity tax filings (HST, TVQ, GST) for MLI and its subsidiary companies
  • Work with Real Estate Investment group and prepare quarterly performance benchmark compliance/IPD submission to benchmarking agency (IPD)
  • Prepare management reports and participate in special projects as required
  • A personalized training program will be developed to properly onboard employees
  • 1 on 1 training to learn DXC Technology policy and procedures
  • Learn client specific requirements, client systems, client procedures and client software
Qualifications for accounting senior
  • Collaborate with finance and business stakeholders across the organization to provide guidance and consultation on technical accounting issues and disclosures
  • Build relationships across multiple departments and functions to achieve company and department goals
  • Communicate complex topics to diverse internal audiences including executives, auditors, and peers
  • Communicate and provide training to Accounting and Finance personnel regarding areas of focus above, technical accounting topics, and other related business and control issues
  • Bring a positive attitude and enthusiasm to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Effectively manage multiple projects at one time and work independently
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Accounting Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an accounting 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 accounting senior
  • Responsible for the revenue and accounts receivables
  • Coordinate daily activities of the reconciliation of operational data
  • Provide financial reporting for several business lines
  • Conduct research and journal entry activities for operational data
  • Deliver month end packaging to assist monthly closing of books
  • Build strategic relationships with clients and act as key point of contact
  • Lead accounting projects with cross functional teams throughout organization
  • Review petty cash reconciliation
  • Review advance settlement
  • Includes the direct management, development and accountability of a team of 1 accountant based in our Swedish office remotely managing the performance of 1 resource externally located in India that undertakes some transactional finance work
Qualifications for accounting senior
  • Prepare the Controllers G&A budget and forecast and monitor spend on a monthly basis
  • Assist with financial reporting including the review and preparation of financial statement disclosures for Forms 10-K and 10Q
  • Provide support on special projects and process improvements initiatives
  • Assist with auditor’s review and requests
  • Previous experience using Infolease preferred or willingness to develop leasing knowledge
  • One to two years of post exam experience with a Canadian Public Accounting firm working on audits and review engagements, preferably with a small to mid-sized firm.All resume information is received in confidence
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Accounting Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of accounting senior. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting senior
  • Manage relationships with Finance and key business and operational partners
  • Prepare schedules supporting quarterly SEC and/or Regulatory Reporting other adhoc reporting or audit requests
  • Participate in cross functional Financial Services or Controllers Group initiatives
  • Identify and drive process efficiencies to reduce risk
  • Manage own workload to goal oriented priorities
  • Prepare/or review schedules supporting quarterly SEC and/or Regulatory Reporting other external reporting requests
  • Has responsibility for reviewing EDI daily reports going to vendor portal to access rejected invoices
  • Responsible for vendor mailing packets and follow up of W-9 related items
  • Supports development of annual budgets and monthly forecasts for assigned home and service departments
  • Presents financial information to management on a monthly basis
Qualifications for accounting senior
  • University degree or equivalent is required, preferably in finance or accounting
  • Professional designation – CPA will be highly regarded
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years of progressive experience in a finance/accounting role within Real Estate
  • Good working knowledge of Lawson GL, Essbase, CTI
  • Familiarity with commodity taxes (HST, TVQ, GST)
  • Ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment and to manage multiple tasks at one time
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Accounting Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accounting senior. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for accounting senior
  • Assist with drafting responses to SEC comment letters and working with reporting team, external auditors and securities counsel to finalize responses
  • Ability to analyze and understand complex transactions, apply complex accounting standards to those transactions, and effectively communicate the results to the stakeholders
  • Propensity towards detail-orientation in all aspects of work performance and a meticulous business writer
  • Keen ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external business partners, including oversight of a small team of external reporting professionals and accountants
  • Completion of month-end close process, preparing journal entries, reconciling general ledger accounts & resolving related issues
  • Oversee general accounting functions including financial statement preparation
  • Oversee month-end close duties
  • Work closely with outside auditors, providing documentation, and assisting with any technical research
  • Establish process improvements for the Accounting team
  • Assist with analysis and ad hoc reporting
Qualifications for accounting senior
  • The confidence, willingness and ability to network and interact with a wide range of stakeholders, including Finance, Legal, and Tax leaders outside of the department
  • The ability to research and communicate complex issues to a broad audience, through written or verbal means
  • Bachelor’s degree or 3 years of accounting experience
  • 2 additional years of experience in public accounting or relevant industry accounting experience
  • CPA and/or Finance MBA
  • Experience with Oracle and HFM

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