Senior Accounting / Analyst Job Description

Senior Accounting / Analyst Job Description

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Senior accounting / analyst provides accurate and appropriate guidance to ensure that external and internal reporting of financial statements are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Senior Accounting / Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Review US GAAP & SEC disclosure checklists each quarter
Preparation of financial statements, footnotes and support for review/audit by auditors
Assist in the maintenance of existing accounting policies and the research and drafting of new accounting polices as needed
Participate in internal accounting standard assessment working groups
Remain abreast of the recent activity of the standard setting bodies
Prepare monthly close entries related to but not limited to intercompany, fixed assets
Perform accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to, corporate division accounting
Including general ledger, payables, fixed assets and treasury transactions
Prepare account analyses for corporate division and assists with consolidated company analyses
Responsible for reconciling intercompany accounts and coordinate resolution of differences

Senior Accounting / Analyst Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Accounting / Analyst

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

Education for Senior Accounting / Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior accounting / 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 Senior Accounting / Analyst

Desired skills for senior accounting / analyst include:

GAAP
Ability to apply GAAP
Business and legal principles
Experience working with SAP highly desirable
Analytical and communication skills
SAP
Particularly Section 404
Sarbanes –Oxley
Accounting principles
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Desired experience for senior accounting / analyst includes:

CPA or equivalent is preferred
Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Accounting or Finance required
Minimum 3-5 years work experience working with accounting/finance or related financial area required
Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with managers, other levels of personnel and outside clients
Assist with accounting technical research and accounting for unusual transactions
Ability to multi-task on various deadline-sensitive priorities

Senior Accounting / Analyst Examples

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Senior Accounting / Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior accounting / 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 accounting / analyst
  • Provide entities with guidance on US GAAP and on internal policies
  • You possess deep skills in SQL and system architecture
  • You are prepared to develop and maintain smaller scale scripts and tools used for Accounting purposes
  • You like to and will have experience from interacting with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage the Onesource tax system (including data upload and review) for US international tax forms (Forms 5471, 8858)
  • Analyze and record Freight Forwarding invoices
  • Receive and analyze statements from Freight Forwarders
  • Prepare vouchers to request payments for Freight Forwarders
  • Support Dealers & Forwarders with different request
  • Follow up emails from our internal/external clients
Qualifications for senior accounting / analyst
  • Must be proficient in Windows, Excel, Access and Word
  • Recording business transactions in compliance with accounting policies
  • Ability to work cross functionally with many different levels and many different types of people work well with little supervision
  • Masters and/or CPA highly desired
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills with the ability to manipulate large spreadsheets using Pivot Tables and V-Lookups
  • 3+ years of corporate accounting experience supporting month end close
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Senior Accounting / Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a senior accounting / 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 accounting / analyst
  • Perform preparation of account reconciliations of general ledger accounts
  • Analyze company policies, procedures, and practices to identify opportunities to achieve maximum productivity and profitability while maintaining a strong internal control environment
  • Prepare and maintain bank reconciliations for the Company and its Subsidiaries
  • Build relationships – develop people and deliver and exceptional customer service experience to internal and external customers
  • Support the company’s conversions of subsidiaries to our new business system
  • Prepare monthly accounts receivable reports for the Company and understand and explain the drivers of results, and trends
  • Maintain general ledgers for certain Company subsidiaries
  • Assist in the coordination and completion of the year-end financial audit and tax return preparation
  • Provide accounting assistance and instruction to the subsidiary companies as needed and requested
  • Other responsibilities will be added as appropriate
Qualifications for senior accounting / analyst
  • Willingness to provide a wide range of financial services from routine tasks to intricate financial management data
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, with 1-4 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Understanding of various systems such as Revenue Management System (RMS)
  • Previous experience in accounting is highly desirable
  • Professional certification (CPA, CIA, PMP )
  • Proficiency with Excel Pivot Tables, and complex functions is a requirement
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Senior Accounting / Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of senior accounting / analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior accounting / analyst
  • Develop and maintain the company’s SOX framework
  • Manage the quarterly SOX 404 representation process and consolidate open deficiencies for reporting to senior management
  • Coordinate the quarterly Section 302 management representation process with business unit and finance leaders and communicate results to senior management
  • Administer other critical quarterly processes including identifying subsequent events or passed entries
  • Maintain and update SOX documentation maintained in a central database (Archer)
  • Act as a liaison and person of contact for the internal and external auditors
  • Monitor accounting policy changes and ensure proper updates
  • Month-end close, financial reports, and account analysis
  • Perform internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley reviews
  • Prepare annual budgets and conduct monthly budget reviews with department management
Qualifications for senior accounting / analyst
  • Team oriented mindset, with a desire to lead
  • Participate in monthly, mid-year and annual closing process including journal entries, account reconciliations and continuous process improvement
  • Prepare monthly HFM reporting packages to corporate and perform monthly variance analysis for balance sheet and income statement, liaising with the controlling teams to develop accurate commentary of business factors and trends
  • Prepare annual 401k and Pension benefit financial statements
  • Develop and document business processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Increase knowledge of IFRS and exposure to technical research
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Senior Accounting / Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior accounting / 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 accounting / analyst
  • Provide finance support and serve as point of contact to assigned business units
  • Assist Procurement Department with reconciling inventory and analyze variances/trends
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Provide support to internal and external customer including operations, management, executives, bank partners and vendors when necessary
  • Preparation, interpretation and analysis of financial statements for internal and external reporting
  • Key role in the month-end closing process including preparation of elimination and closing entries
  • Prepare and reconcile intercompany cost transfers and associated billings
  • Assist in project budgeting and analysis of progress reports to ensure completion and accuracy of all information
  • Responsible for accounting for fixed assets in accordance with the company’s procedure
  • Preparation and submittal of applications to various authorities for the annual construction prequalification process
Qualifications for senior accounting / analyst
  • A proactive and evidence-based attitude to quality – possessing the drive to prove theories, conclusions and accounting accuracy through the gathering of evidence and review of important details
  • High performance standards and commitment to timely, accurate and complete deliverables
  • 3+ years of experience utilizing Excel at intermediate level
  • CPA a plus (with Big 4 experience)
  • Able to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks and cope with shifting demands
  • At least three to four years of experience with a large public accounting firm and or at least 5-6 years of accounting experience with a large, publicly traded organization
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Senior Accounting / Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of senior accounting / analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior accounting / analyst
  • Assist in documenting/updating policies and procedures according to management’s specification
  • Address specific monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc reporting requests by senior management
  • Complete special projects, such as identifying process improvement and assisting with the implementation of new financial systems
  • Supporting and /or leading cross departmental projects and strategic Finance initiatives
  • Lead / Support General Ledger Payroll related accounting activities
  • Lead Quarterly significant issue process
  • Assist / Coordinate activities around monthly Financial Close
  • Responsibilities around conducting and documenting more complex, risk based Balance Sheet Account reviews(Deep Dives) to ensure balances are properly valued, supported and classified per IFRS
  • Support activities around Quarterly Financial Management reporting including Year over Year Comparative Balance Sheet variance explanations
  • Support / Assist with various External Audit engagements
Qualifications for senior accounting / analyst
  • Proven ability and strength in applying USGAAP
  • Experience working in shared service industry
  • Project management Business Process Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma) experience
  • Excellent knowledge of ABACUS and ABACUS Analyzer
  • CPA license or MBA preferred
  • At least 5 years public accounting and/or public company financial reporting experience

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