Senior Accountant / Analyst Job Description

Senior Accountant / Analyst Job Description

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Senior accountant / analyst provides financial reporting and analysis of company strategies through ad hoc reporting and data analysis in Excel.

Senior Accountant / Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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General Ledger Accounting – Responsible for the transactional aspects of the accounting and reporting of the investments and federal, state and local income taxes of the companies
Support the timely and accurate processing of data related to real estate construction accounting
Generate monthly list of real estate projects that will need to be placed into service
Prepare, analyze and post accurate accruals for freight and global store technology equipment
Prepare reports on a monthly basis on areas such as variances, trends, and performance metrics
Prepare and communicate recommendations on minimizing variances and other areas in need of improvement to upper management
Preparation of daily / monthly cash reconciliations for all management company cash accounts
Reviewing allocation of expenses for checks prepared by accounts payable
Allocation of expenses for various third party service providers, such as Seamless Web, Bloomberg and other research providers
Maintaining supporting schedules for various general ledger accounts, including fixed assets and depreciation

Senior Accountant / Analyst Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Accountant / Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CMA, SOX, CHFP, CRC

Education for Senior Accountant / Analyst

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Employers hiring for the senior accountant / 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, Business, Education, MBA, Business/Administration, Economics, Graduate, Manufacturing, Finance/Accounting

Skills for Senior Accountant / Analyst

Desired skills for senior accountant / analyst include:

Accounting principles and practices
Analysis and reporting of financial data
Compiles various sources of analysis to create business insights
Financial and business principles
GAAP
Hardware and software capitalization
Investments
MS Excel
Microsoft Excel and the ability to work comfortably with the Microsoft Office suite
Ability to analyze financial data and provide accurate and timely reporting

Desired experience for senior accountant / analyst includes:

Four years of experience in Investment Accounting/Financial Reporting
Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting is required
Good communicator, as you will be interfacing with management regularly
Quick Service, Franchise Operations, and/or Hospitality industry experience a plus
Extremely detail-oriented, quick learner and ability to work independently
Experience in Investment Accounting

Senior Accountant / Analyst Examples

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Senior Accountant / Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior accountant / 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 senior accountant / analyst
  • Assisting in the year-end audit
  • Perform analysis and review of all commercial accounting work
  • Verify and validate products sold and performance various analyses
  • Validate system for proper billing and perform analysis
  • Perform inventory analysis
  • Develop flash reports and KPIs
  • Verification of shipments through third party
  • Work with internal commercial accounting group to perform analysis of inventory and in transit inventory and perform analysis
  • Review data from commercial accounting, perform adjustments and analysis
  • Complete Balance Sheet analysis
Qualifications for senior accountant / analyst
  • Technical skills should include experience with large ERP systems
  • Strong work ethic with ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently
  • General Ledger Reconciliations – Responsible for preparing general ledger investment and income tax account reconciliations prepared by staff on a monthly basis
  • Annual Audits – Prepares audit schedules for assigned areas
  • Tax reporting - Responsible for federal, state and local income tax accounting and reporting for the various legal entities
  • Accounting Pronouncements and Technical Research – Performs research and analysis of various technical accounting related issues, such as revenue recognition, accounting for intangibles, and the impact of new or emerging accounting pronouncements, and produces logical, well-supported conclusions and recommendations, typically in writing
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Senior Accountant / Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior accountant / 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 senior accountant / analyst
  • Technical accounting research and financial reporting
  • Assist with quarterly reviews
  • Additional special projects
  • Perform Dart vs Janus rec and FX Positon rec
  • Prepare and update expense budgets annually
  • Budget, forecast and calculate direct labor, overhead, variable and fixed overheads by department and service department allocations
  • Coordination of process, review, advice and report on Capital Expenditure Budgets
  • Set direct labor standards and provide analysis
  • Prepare monthly reports of overhead and labor absorption and purchase price variances
  • Maintain product costs into LX by product and cost centers
Qualifications for senior accountant / analyst
  • 2-5 years of experience, public accounting preferred
  • Additional concentration in Management Information Systems a plus
  • Database management knowledge a plus
  • Candidate must be detail oriented with excellent organization skills, a self-starter and a team player possessing both verbal and written communication skills and an ability to multi-task
  • Business based degree with professional accounting qualification (qualification preferred but not required)
  • Desirable attributes include consistent ability to set and accomplish goals, strong work ethic
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Senior Accountant / Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior accountant / analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior accountant / analyst
  • Review/accrue and monitor NCR (nonconforming reports)
  • Prepare product cost simulations
  • Determine payroll re-costing weekly
  • Evaluate actual hours worked to production reporting to invoice from outside agency for temporary workforce
  • Maintain freight contracts, pricing, preferred and shipper lists
  • Provide analysis of obsolete inventory (SLOB)
  • Analyze inventory related general ledger accounts
  • Provide sales reporting for E-Commerce business
  • Handle and coordination of renewal of cargo insurance
  • Run ASP reports (2-3-6 months, ASP Direct Cost)
Qualifications for senior accountant / analyst
  • CPA, CPA candidate, RHIA, AHFI, CPC, CCS, CCS-P, CCDS or CFE a plus
  • Experience with health care auditing strongly preferred
  • This position will address multi-faceted issues
  • Must have a Bachelors degree preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • At least four years of Accounting experience is required including Cost Accounting experience
  • Coordination of month-end close and related journal entries related to OTTI (impairment) and amortization of FAS133 OCI deferrals
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Senior Accountant / Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of senior accountant / analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior accountant / analyst
  • Create and maintain Oracle allocations, and recurring journals in order to drive seamless processes of standard activities during month end close
  • Extensive interaction and support to various SBU financial groups, as it relates to expense processes and recording of financial data
  • Record, review and reconcile various Corporate entities for Statutory and Tax purposes
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial results with the ability to drive process improvement in the monthly close and expense related functional and user processes
  • Lead projects and initiatives with finance, cross-functional partners and SBU’s to standardize processing of company expenses
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations with supporting sub-ledger detail and account analysis
  • Monitor and implement Sarbanes-Oxley processes in accordance with internal requirements
  • Performs complex tasks providing general or specialized analyses in various accounting functions such as Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Cost and Accounting
  • Prepares specialized reports and analyses
  • Makes daily decisions concerning the accounting treatment of financial transactions and recommends solutions to complex accounting problems
Qualifications for senior accountant / analyst
  • Quarterly FAS166/167 analysis and related controls
  • Analyze impact of accounting changes and lead operational implementation (CECL)
  • Enhance/maintain documentation of key controls for SOX and DCP
  • Drive process improvement initiatives to streamline reporting and reconciliations
  • Balance Sheet and P&L reporting and reconciliations
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting or Finance is required
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Senior Accountant / Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior accountant / 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 senior accountant / analyst
  • Prepare and review Financial Statements for multiple subsidiaries and analytical explanations for significant changes
  • Leading and coordinating system and process enhancements to improve efficiency of accounting and reporting in REJV processes
  • Proactively monitoring, actioning and following up pending Balance Sheet items, escalate if necessary
  • Ensuring manuals/documentations are up to date
  • Price Testing
  • Sector analysis
  • Reconcile & analyze data to ensure completion and accuracy of key financial information
  • Assist in the generation of key financial metrics and reports and also utilize financial systems to develop and update key reporting tools
  • Develop financial plans for departmental budget
  • Build financial models in order to evaluate business issues
Qualifications for senior accountant / analyst
  • Minimum 3 years of healthcare analytics experience required
  • Must have strong ability to analyze data to identify issues and potential fraud
  • Utilize SAP Business Objects queries to pull 3rd party sales
  • Calculate fee payouts and submit for management review
  • Provide reporting to internal & external business partners
  • Work with internal partners to ensure admin fees are in contractual compliance

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