Senior Accountant Job Description

Senior Accountant Job Description

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Senior accountant provides support to property Directors of Finance as the Continent champion in changes to generally accepted accounting principles and operational reporting requirements.

Senior Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Consolidation, review and analysis of monthly/quarterly/annual financial data, including the analysis of variances and identification of unusual items to determine GAAP and company policies
Periodic preparation and review/analysis of results using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) to support preparation of financial statements
Review revenue recognition and capitalized labor accounting processes to ensure compliance with GAAP
Monthly General Ledger closing process, management analysis of variance in revenue and adhering to GAAP and FASB compliance
Assisting staff with proper GAAP and GAAS compliances and day-to-day accounting operation
Readying and maintaining financial and business transactions, applying accounting principles, including work that is analytical, evaluative, and advisory in nature and that requires an understanding of both accounting theory and practice
Prepare and review of financial statements in accordance with US GAAP Investment Company Accounting
Ensuring effective internal financial controls are maintained in compliance with US GAAP, SOX, policy and procedures and all legal or statutory requirements
Prepare tax, cash and GAAP reporting
Prepare accurate and timely financial statements for multiple departments and product areas

Senior Accountant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CMA, MBA, MT, STAT, GAAP, BS, CIMA, ACA, J-CPA/US

Education for Senior Accountant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior accountant 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, Education, Business/Administration, MBA, Public Accounting, Communication, Real Estate, Management

Skills for Senior Accountant

Desired skills for senior accountant include:

GAAP
US GAAP
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Excel
SAP
International Financial Reporting Standards
Experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Accounting principles
Microsoft Excel
PeopleSoft

Desired experience for senior accountant includes:

Experience working with large volume of data and close attention to detail required
Occasional travel to and from FTI offices may be required
The complexity of financial systems architecture can result in reporting or accounting errors if not fully understood
The job holder is expected to understand all the relevant rules and regulations associated with their assigned area(s)
Minimum of five years proven accounting and/or auditing experience, or equivalent
Minimum 5+ years of professional accounting experience required

Senior Accountant Examples

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Senior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a senior accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior accountant
  • Possess the technical knowledge sufficient to supervise staff accountants
  • Maintain clear and concise accounting and tax workpapers
  • Prepare journal entries and take a leading role in the monthly close process
  • Prepare and manage monthly reconciliations
  • Be a key member of the monthly reporting each month, ensuring that deadlines are met
  • Work with managers/department heads to complete monthly/quarterly forecasting
  • Interface with department heads to understand variance to budget and re-forecast
  • Properly processing Investment including Endowments, Donated Securities, Gift Annuities and Pool Income Fund reporting for the organization
  • Assisting the Controller and CFAO in the overall financial operations of the Finance Department, primarily supervising the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and investment areas
  • Assisting in preparation for the organization’s annual financial audit
Qualifications for senior accountant
  • Minimum 4-5 years of accounting experience including budgeting and forecasting involvement
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills, with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with different personality styles and build relationships
  • CPA preferred or 1-2 years Public Accounting experience
  • Previous experience with General Ledger, Month-end Close, and Reconciliations
  • Previous experience in the Manufacturing / Distribution industry
  • Managing professional level accounting functions and the preparation of reports including earnings, profits/losses, cash balances, and cost accounting
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Senior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior accountant
  • Preparation of and analysis of balance sheet account analyses
  • Preparation of and analysis of income statement account analyses
  • Assistance with daily cash reporting
  • Analyze G&A expense accounts and prepare or review accrual journal entries as appropriate
  • Working mostly on the Bank Department side of the firm
  • Handling allocations and approvals in Accounts Payable and General Ledger systems
  • Month end close for all entities
  • Preparation of supporting work papers for inclusion in SEC Filings
  • Loan tracking
  • Inputting all loan information into Wall Street Office
Qualifications for senior accountant
  • Oversee the activities of the Operations team in terms of trade settlement, wire releases, custody reconciliation, and monthly confirmations
  • Prepare quarterly public financial statements (10Q, 10K, N-2, etc), related footnote schedules, and support files
  • Prepare weekly forecasting reports and quarterly presentations to the board of directors
  • Assist in the management of the quarterly investment valuation process
  • Coordinate deliverables to both external auditors and internal audit, including the year-end confirmation process
  • Assist senior staff and management with daily operations, special projects and ad hoc requests as necessary
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Senior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a senior accountant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior accountant
  • Perform corporate consolidations and inter-company reconciliations
  • Prepare consolidation elimination entries
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly balance sheet analyses
  • Compile purchase and sales statistics
  • Maintain consolidated reporting spreadsheets
  • Monthly financial forecasts and income statement
  • Balance sheet and cash flow
  • Recognizing organization processes or changes that impact financial data and seek clarification
  • Providing interpretation, application and evaluation of financial policies
  • Produce monthly analysis of P&L and B/S accounts
Qualifications for senior accountant
  • Handle all functions connected with Hyperion Enterprise administration, including uploads, account mapping, reconciliation, consolidation, locking, maintenance, and reporting
  • Create and maintain General Ledger, including account and department additions and modifications, system interfaces and journal entries
  • Participate in and perform month-end closing
  • Complete and analyze Projection and Budget figures for various P&L, B/S, and C/F accounts
  • Design and deliver various specialized projects
  • Prepare schedules for financial audit, income tax return, and other information return purposes
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Senior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior accountant. 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 senior accountant
  • Reviewing shareholder and capital account record keeping
  • Providing investor performance information and capital account balance statements
  • Preparation and processing of capital calls and distributions
  • Coordinating and overseeing subscriptions and redemptions
  • Coordinating year-end and interim audits performed by independent auditors, including preparation of annual financial statements and tax returns
  • Tracking and collection of management and performance fees
  • Quality control and testing of fund estimates and performance reporting
  • Maintaining working relationship with Administrators, transfer agents, and custodians, working with the firms' partners, analysts, portfolio managers, and others within the organization
  • Working in close partnership with Controller and CFO to support infrastructure
  • Technical accounting matters associated with our benefit plans including pension, post-retirement healthcare, active health and other benefit plans
Qualifications for senior accountant
  • 3-5 years of public accounting or public/private accounting experience
  • Applied knowledge of other Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of all applicable regulations and policies, such as OSHA and HIPAA
  • Experience reviewing and preparing financial statements
  • Solid understanding of accounting expense vs
  • Maintaining the workpapers and preparing the financial statements for our domestic qualified benefit plan programs
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Senior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a senior accountant. 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 senior accountant
  • Streamline the monthly closing process by identifying weaknesses in process and develop and implement process and/or system improvements, and increased utilization of SAP features including BPC reporting
  • Work on a variety of projects
  • Prepare and provide information to various departments upon request
  • Prepare and provide information to various Divisions upon request
  • Participate in Monthly, Quarterly and Annual closes
  • Preparing schedules, wire transfers and financial statements
  • Ad-hoc special projects and reports
  • Assist with Financial reporting of company for US and Canadian reporting purposes
  • Participate in the month end close process, close the books for the month, analyze results, and ensure accuracy
  • Review SoD binders for assigned accounts
Qualifications for senior accountant
  • 3+ years of Public Accounting experience with a mix of Audit and Tax duties
  • Experience with Audit (Financial and Operational)
  • 2+ years of private or a combination of public and private accounting experience
  • G/L and month-end close experience
  • Approve attestation sign off in Pega
  • Prepare and analyze various intergroup accounts

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