Accounting Senior Analyst Job Description

Accounting Senior Analyst Job Description

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Accounting senior analyst provides timely, accurate comprehensive and transparent financial reporting including, but not limited to, operating statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and key business reports as required in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and statutory requirements.

Accounting Senior Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective accounting senior analyst job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included accounting senior analyst job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Liaison with Payroll department to resolve all reconciling items
Manage all fringe accounting and forecast including all monthly allocations
Lead domestic bonus accrual and payout processes
Run monthly statistical (headcount) reporting
Lead the accounting of all deferred compensation plans
Drive ongoing process improvement
Deliver key projects focused on process standardization and automation
You have a finance and/or engineering background, coupled with 5+ years of previous experience within the area of Data management in Financial Audits
You have a deep understanding of the relationship between Business, IT and Accounting
You are driven to improve business processes and quality with the help of data and IT

Accounting Senior Analyst Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Accounting Senior Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CMA, ACCA, CIMA, SOX, MBA, CA, MCS, IA, CPP

Education for Accounting Senior Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accounting senior analyst 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, MBA, Business/Administration, Economics, Public Accounting, Finance/Accounting, Science

Skills for Accounting Senior Analyst

Desired skills for accounting senior analyst include:

Investment Services industry in Europe
Advent Geneva system
SunGard Investran system
Advent Geneva and Investran system
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Microsoft Office products
Statutory and GAAP accounting principles
Tools and utilities for business use
Hyperion Financial Management
SAP

Desired experience for accounting senior analyst includes:

GAAP and SEC reporting
Proven success in managing daily accounting operations
Strong working knowledge of the current financial reporting processes and impacted systems, including Oracle, the various field financial systems, managers toolkit
Ability to coach and lead in a dynamic, virtual environment
Minimum of 5 years of experience in general financial accounting and reporting
Analytical experience from accounting or finance

Accounting Senior Analyst Examples

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Accounting Senior Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an accounting senior analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting senior analyst
  • Collaborate across the organization regarding intercompany activity and eliminations
  • Prepare financial reports for various regulating entities
  • Assist internal reporting and tie-outs
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the operations and develop relationships with local finance team members at assigned business units
  • Determine accruals for assigned accounts
  • Invoice coding, routing and approval
  • Communicate with vendors on invoices and account balances
  • Revenue recognition and analysis
  • Working with large data sets and many indicators to make projections
  • Perform monthly close procedures and effectively execute all aspects of the close process
Qualifications for accounting senior analyst
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or diploma in Finance / Accounting or related discipline
  • Completed or near completion of an accounting designation CA, CGA, CMA
  • Qualified CA with 2-3 years experience or MCOM, Inter CA, MBA preferred with 5-6+ years financial experience
  • Facilitate ongoing review and analysis of HR efficiency opportunities
  • Strong problem solving ability, organization and prioritization skills including good judgment and decision making
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple projects at the same time and still meet monthly
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Accounting Senior Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an accounting senior analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accounting senior analyst
  • Preparation various banking regulatory reports, including the quarterly Call and FRY Report schedules
  • Perform analysis for monthly and quarterly financial statements
  • Prepare/review monthly general ledger account reconciliations and prepare journal entries as needed
  • Analyze draft/ newly released regulations and accounting pronouncements and work with reporting group to assess the reporting impact to the bank as well collaborate with both reporting and operations department to create an approach for enabling the bank to effectively meet the new reporting requirements
  • Prepare financial statements, and various schedules used for preparation of quarterly 10-Q and annual 10-K filings
  • Prepare various schedules for internal reporting requirements including the monthly Board package
  • Prepare and review various schedules and reports for internal users and external auditors, and assist in the audit of financial statements and related footnotes
  • Record monthly accounting entries, perform month end account reconciliations, investigation and resolution of outstanding amounts
  • Key contributor to the month end close off process
  • Prepare annual submission of taxable benefit information to US/Canadian payroll departments
Qualifications for accounting senior analyst
  • Lead special projects and ad hoc reporting needs
  • Bachelor Degree, Accounting, CPA
  • 5+ years of relevant accounting experience, including public accounting
  • Driven, detail oriented individual who can meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and multi-task
  • Bachelors' degree and CPA, CMA, or MBA highly preferred
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Accounting Senior Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an accounting senior 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 senior analyst
  • Ensuring the general ledger properly reflects the balance sheet and income statement costing activity
  • Assisting with the monthly preparation of the Company’s consolidated financial statements
  • Preparation of various journal entries
  • Analyzing costs in comparison to prior year and budget
  • Publishing month-end reports for managers in our field offices
  • Reviewing brokerage transactions for proper treatment of revenue recognition
  • Reporting daily cash transactions and balances to internal management and the monthly reporting of cash balances
  • Reviewing cost requisitions and employee expense reports for adherence to Company policy and guidelines
  • Assisting in the preparation of the company’s annual budget and quarterly projections
  • Preparing the company’s annual financial audit workpapers and respond to auditor questions and requests for information
Qualifications for accounting senior analyst
  • 3 or more years of experience in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Experience of applying GAAP to complex, large company situations
  • CPA or Finance MBA
  • Oracle, Essbase, HFM experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, MBA a plus
  • 3+ years experience checking for US GAAP compliance
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Accounting Senior Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an accounting senior analyst. 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 analyst
  • Internal Control Deliverables and Support including Sarbanes Oxley Business Process Walk-Throughs, and Controls Desktop Applications Reviews
  • Systems’ Project Requirements and Testing support as required
  • Provide regular status updates to Senior Accounting Manager for the team to ensure project work is appropriately aligned and on track for delivery targets
  • Account Reconciliation system and reporting coordination lead for the team
  • Participate and assist with monthly, quarterly and yearly close process – financial statements
  • Analyze complex data – prepare complex entries
  • Complex financial analysis and modeling
  • Actively participate and lead special projects
  • Work with other leaders to improve processes and procedures
  • Develop accounting procedures to support regulatory requirements
Qualifications for accounting senior analyst
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and SOX
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of the organization in both written and oral interactions
  • Experience with regulatory accounting
  • Previous development of process improvement and implementation
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or business related and 5 years of experience in accounting and/or controlling OR
  • Master’s degree in accounting/finance or MBA and 3 years of experience in accounting and/or controlling experience
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Accounting Senior Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an accounting senior analyst. 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 analyst
  • Review and monitor building lease agreements in close partnership with the real estate team and properties FP&A
  • Ensure real estate tax, common area maintenance, and other calculations are correct and properly updated as new information is obtained
  • Perform, document, and test lease-related internal controls
  • Research technical accounting issues related to leases, document conclusions and recommend accounting treatment to ensure internal and external reporting requirements are met
  • Provide insight to the real estate team and properties FP&A regarding the accounting impacts of lease decisions
  • Assist in the implementation of the lease accounting standard, ASC 842 Leases
  • Responsibilities include support and oversight of junior staff
  • Collaborate cross functionally with premium billing and finance teams, providing analysis that drives strategic decision making
  • Accounting research and analysis of complex transactions
  • Month end close including variance analysis, journal entries, accruals, and overall general
Qualifications for accounting senior analyst
  • Minimum three to five years of progressively responsible experience in GAAP and general ledger accounting
  • Experience in applying internal control concepts and regulations
  • High level of ethics, integrity, discretion and confidentiality
  • Knowledge of Archer, Oracle, HFM and/or other end-to-end reporting system
  • Public accounting experience or experience in administering SOX in a large organization
  • 2+ years of corporate or public accounting

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