Financial Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Financial Analyst, Accounting Job Description

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Financial analyst, accounting provides accounting Leadership and financial guidance throughout the region, interpreting and applying US GAAP requirements for all country finance managers and EMEA headquarters in coordination with Corporate Accounting & Financial Reporting team.

Financial Analyst, Accounting Duties & Responsibilities

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Maintain and improve accounting and tax related initiative for expatriate employees accounting
Assist in Company accounting for such plans
Assist in managing the auditor process
Understands the flow of information and uses that knowledge to troubleshoot problems
Present financial findings to management on a monthly basis
Establish financial process improvements
Support internal audit process and identify areas of improvement
Ensuring timely and accurate completion of all General Ledger and Capital daily, monthly, and year-end operations
Ensuring compliance with internal financial accounting policies and procedures
Providing training to business areas on capital and General Ledger specific policies and procedures

Financial Analyst, Accounting Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Financial Analyst, Accounting

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Skills for Financial Analyst, Accounting

Desired skills for financial analyst, accounting include:

Multiple reporting systems to deliver solutions
US GAAP
Access
IFRS and strong understanding of statutory filings and their related requirements
Accounting rules to properly interpret and determine applicable accounting treatment
Excel
Healthcare finance
Accounting principles
Word
Oracle Financial Applications

Desired experience for financial analyst, accounting includes:

Minimum 3-5 years experience working with accounting or related financial area
Experience working with APAC territories and time zones preferred
SAP/Oracle knowledge preferred
Must work APAC timezones during month end close periods
Minimum of 3-4 years of applicable experience in a related subject matter field
Must be self-motivated, strong team player

Financial Analyst, Accounting Examples

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Financial Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of financial analyst, accounting. 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 financial analyst, accounting
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of accounting results for the month end, quarter end, and year end close processes
  • Responsible for recording impairments and recoveries for securities
  • Perform / oversee cash and suspense clearing and reconciliations
  • Process and reconcile FX / currency translation adjustments (CTA)
  • Assist with day-to-day operational type functions related to securities transfers, corporate actions and other general inquiries
  • Prepares, Reviews and validates corporate financial statement on a monthly basis & reviews and validates monthly, quarterly and yearly close
  • Responsible for the monthly closing of the corporate ledgers, including preparation of monthly closing journal entries, importing of transactions from source systems, and posting of transactions
  • Reviews all long-term debt activity to ensure that there are no issues, that monthly interest accruals and retirements of debt are properly recorded and classified in the general ledger
  • Prepares general ledger reconciliations
  • Provides guidance to Corporate department managers during budgeting process and consolidates department budgets
Qualifications for financial analyst, accounting
  • Must have experience with ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle and/or Microsoft Dynamics
  • Must have the ability to organize and prioritize
  • Proven ability to perform detailed research and to provide solution driven results
  • SAP, financial and controlling modules, experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting or finance
  • Attained or actively pursuing a professional accounting designation (CPA/CA/CMA/CGA)
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Financial Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of financial analyst, accounting. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for financial analyst, accounting
  • Preparing statutory and group (US GAAP) accounts to support statutory and tax compliance
  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly O&O tracking schedule
  • Assist with the review of monthly overhead allocation pursuant to the company's expense sharing agreement filed with FINRA
  • Assist with the preparation of year-end financial statements
  • Distribute monthly, quarterly, and annual financial expense reports to department heads and senior management
  • Support the royalty calculation, payment and analysis process
  • Gather, review and enter data to calculate royalties, including sales reserves analysis and understanding of contractual provisions
  • Communication of the calculations to partners
  • Participation in financial statement close process for assigned areas of responsibility including but not limited to reconciliation of the Accrued Royalty account and preparation of monthly Journal entries
  • Process and manage payments to partners, including working with Treasury and Tax groups
Qualifications for financial analyst, accounting
  • Provide ongoing support through daily interaction with Marketing and Finance partners across all business units
  • Reconcile Advertising, Consumer Incentives, and Consumer Promotion balance sheet activity
  • Maintain robust Sarbanes Oxley controls for marketing accruals, quarterly accrual reviews, monthly expense and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare month-end journal entries to ensure accurately stated financials
  • Team player with a strong desire to be an active, long-term participant in our growth
  • Ability to gather data and prepare reports and spreadsheets
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Financial Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a financial analyst, accounting. 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 financial analyst, accounting
  • Researches significant variances and trends in assigned categories
  • Resolves technical and procedural issues related to the budgeting process and reporting
  • Trains MPC end users and provides guidance on system reporting and analysis tools.,Initiates action to correct GL coding errors contributing to budget variances, when necessary
  • Initiates and coordinates system updates for the Hyperion and FiServ reporting system
  • Maintains assigned system dimensions, including the unit and GL account hierarchies
  • Maintains related MPC schedules, views, reports and documentation for assigned categories
  • Support Cash Forecasting analysis, reporting and improvement initiatives
  • Implementing and being in charge of monthly maintenance of the statutory ledgers
  • Proactively participating in supporting initiatives and projects related to AWS operations
  • Regular review of cost base and actioning of necessary accruals and prepayments (Understand internal and external costs and ensure accurate)
Qualifications for financial analyst, accounting
  • Hyperion (Enterprise/HFM) and SAP R/3 knowledge
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting and a minimum of 1-5 years related experience
  • OR DEC in accounting with a minimum of 3-5 years related experience
  • University degree – Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence at all levels across the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a financial analyst, accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for financial analyst, accounting
  • You will provide ad-hoc consultation to customers and other stakeholders
  • Acting as a primary point of contact for outside participants through managing inquiries and maintaining positive relationships by providing exceptional customer support and delivering timely reporting
  • Reviewing distribution agreements to ensure journal entry calculations adhere to contractual terms
  • Make recommendations to improve process efficiencies and develop/administer procedures and guidelines to help align work prepared offshore with the strategic goals of EFS and the Company
  • Preparing/reviewing other entries as necessary to facilitate the consolidation of the Home Video results
  • 33% Budget, Analytics and special projects
  • Travel as needed to other Chicago locations
  • Provide financial information to management on direct research costs assist principal investigators in the fiscal management of their laboratories, including setting up new accounts and budgets, monitoring expenditures to assure they are allowable and within budget, performing financial analysis and projections of funding status, reporting to awarding agencies on expenditures and participating in audits of expenditures
  • Responsible for preparing, validating and analyzing detailed financial information
  • The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of CFR Part 200, excellent customer service, organizational, analytical, and time management skills with the ability to present complicated financial analysis to a variety of staff members with varied backgrounds and level of financial knowledge
Qualifications for financial analyst, accounting
  • Reports monthly and quarterly project financial status
  • CPA license, or in process of pursuing CPA
  • Expand leadership, technical, and communication skills
  • 4 years progressively responsible experience in the preparation and interpretation of financial results, or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience
  • 6 to 8 years related work experience or candidates with an advanced degree or professional certification (CFM, CMA or CPA) and 4-6 years of related previous experience will be considered
  • Frequent use of budgeting and accounting systems and processes knowledge
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Financial Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a financial analyst, accounting. 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 financial analyst, accounting
  • Monitor the inventory account balances, identify and resolve variances, or escalate in a timely manner, as required
  • Review unbilled revenue reports and generate accruals as needed
  • Prepare related journal entries for necessary adjustments
  • Gather and consolidate monthly revenue data and aid in preparation of internal reporting
  • Assist in the preparation of various revenue analyses as needed
  • Assist in supporting SOX revenue controls and requirements
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with FASB revenue recognition standards
  • Perform all other related duties and or special projects as assigned
  • Maintain the company’s basic and diluted weighted-average shares calculation
  • Assist with XBRL detailed tagging of the company’s Form 10-Qs and Form 10-Ks
Qualifications for financial analyst, accounting
  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Excel
  • Uversity graduate in Accounting/Finance, CPA is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with progressive responsibility within the Accounting/ Investment analysis field
  • Part qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA accountant or similar
  • Minimum 10 years relevant accounting experience in a multi-national publicly traded company
  • Qualified CPA required

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