Senior Accounting Specialist Job Description

Senior Accounting Specialist Job Description

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Senior accounting specialist provides functional Expertise within the general ledger and consolidation system(s) supported by the MFS general accounting team (i.e.: SAP and HFM).

Senior Accounting Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare/or present monthly, quarterly and other adhoc analytics for Accounting and Finance leadership
Fixed Assets Accounting (retirement, setup, sub ledger to GL reconciliation, depreciation run)
Participate in and support various projects and continuous improvement efforts across the Accounting organization
Perform basic accounting functions, including preparation of monthly journal entries to the general ledger and calculation and preparation of intercompany management fee transactions
Participate in team, Accounting/Finance, and Company-wide meeting
Assist in enhancing accounting processes
Maintain CAF Accounting email requests, delegating and following up with appropriate associates
Engage in and help lead projects and initiatives
Support the lines of business with Retail Loans and Deposits, Merchant Services and other unique Retail activities
Manage relationships with Finance and key business partners, associates throughout the controller’s group, tax, and external and internal auditors

Senior Accounting Specialist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Accounting Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, SAP, ACCA, EH&S, CIMA, LOD, CMA, PEZA

Education for Senior Accounting Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior accounting specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Education, Business/Administration, Business, Economics/Finance, Economics, Associates, Technical, Management

Skills for Senior Accounting Specialist

Desired skills for senior accounting specialist include:

SAP
Oracle
Syteline together with HFM
Accounting
FX risks
Financial ERP system
Hedging and treasury
Excel
General ledger reporting functions
BIP

Desired experience for senior accounting specialist includes:

Prepare/or review schedules supporting quarterly SEC and/or Regulatory Reporting other adhoc reporting requests
Prepare/or review reconciliations
Post/or review journal entries
PeopleSoft application experience
Journal Entries processing (calculation and posting)
Intercompany Balance Confirmation

Senior Accounting Specialist Examples

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Senior Accounting Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior accounting specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior accounting specialist
  • Transition of the process from the Client (business trip to Client’s office, taking over the procedures, creating procedures)
  • Communicates and builds relationships with both higher level internal and external customers by researching information and using available tools and resources
  • Oversee key accounts as assigned
  • Ensure accuracy of various cash, inventory and liability accounts through the performance of account reconciliations, including the necessary research, analysis, and resolution of reconciling items
  • Take ownership of personal development through active participation in desk and competency reviews, completion of an independent development plan
  • Pull and analyze inventory reporting used to complete specific account reconciliations and other inventory related tasks
  • Ensure consistency and transparency of fully-allocated results with key stakeholders including Medical team leaders, Medicare Leadership and CMG Exec Team
  • Support development of expense savings solutions and strategies including but not limited to organizational alignment initiatives, real estate initiatives, and business process improvement initiatives
  • Support ownership of operating plan, projection, and senior management business goals
  • Design and implement improvements to budgeting and forecasting processes resulting in improved timeliness, transparency, and/or management decision making
Qualifications for senior accounting specialist
  • Experience using an ERP or Point of Sale (POS) system
  • Experience with Microsoft Office – skilled in Power Point
  • 1+ year of Financial service industry experience
  • Master or postgraduate studies in Commerce (CA/ICWA) a strong plus
  • Proficient in business English, intermediate (B2) Italian skills required (advanced a strong plus)
  • Completed degree in accounting/financial management or commerce
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Senior Accounting Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of senior accounting specialist. 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 specialist
  • Software capitalization accounting for internal IT projects
  • Manage the variance analysis, investment and other consolidation processes
  • Develop, document and manage processes, inclusive of appropriate controls, to ensure smooth functioning of expense tool sets and protection of sensitive data
  • Support migration to end state systems inclusive of testing, remediation support and conversion of processes
  • Works on special projects and other duties as assigned
  • May analyze open encumbrances that are no longer valid & recommend appropriate modifications to ensure smooth processing of financial transactions
  • Coordinates annual budget process including tasks associated with the open/close processes
  • Updates calendar, spreadsheets, templates & forms
  • Completes reconciliation procedures
  • Review cost center activity, analyze results and coordinate applicable journal entries
Qualifications for senior accounting specialist
  • Strong in theoretical knowledge of methods and technologies
  • Ability to work in teams and with deadlines
  • Ability to build knowledge/ assigned disciplines in the organization
  • Project management skills is a strong plus
  • Knowledge in other languages than English and Estonian is an advantage
  • Spanish and any other language will be of value
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Senior Accounting Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior accounting specialist. 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 specialist
  • Prepare and distribute monthly performance reports to internal departments
  • Assist in preparing annual corporate department budgets
  • Assist in preparation of monthly estimate deliverables, working proactively with departments to ensure completeness and accuracy of estimate
  • Assist in tracking and analyzing key corporate spending
  • Provide daily operational support to corporate departments
  • Assist in analyzing vendor spend to ensure compliance with contract terms and MHF budgets
  • Assist in managing third party contracts, purchase orders, and timely invoice processing
  • May analyze open encumbrances that are no longer valid and recommend appropriate modifications to ensure smooth processing of financial transactions
  • Carry out and document audit plans
  • Present audit findings to management and review findings with appropriate associates
Qualifications for senior accounting specialist
  • Ability to concisely communicate and work in a team that supports multiple subsidiaries and geographic regions across the globe
  • Thorough understanding of IFRS (U.S. GAAP revenue recognition experience is preferred
  • University degree preferably accounting and/or auditing
  • CPA, “Wirtschaftsprüfer” or similar qualification would be a plus
  • Successful PHD studies in the area of accounting/auditing would be a plus
  • Experience in software revenue recognition is preferred
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Senior Accounting Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior accounting specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior accounting specialist
  • Training of new associates and cross training of existing associates
  • Periodically review and update process documentation for team processes
  • Review customer accounts to ensure compliance with company policy and procedures
  • Assist in analyzing and recommending process changes providing valuable input to new processes
  • Perform monitors (side by sides) as needed and provide constructive feedback to associates
  • Monitor and report team progress on defined monthly goals
  • Assist team with meeting department processing goals as needed
  • Assist associates, stores, vendors, banks and other departments with elevated issues and reconciliation items
  • Prepares and transmits payroll including inputting data for earnings, taxes (W4), garnishments, deductions and processes direct deposit
  • May perform Accounts Payable duties as assigned
Qualifications for senior accounting specialist
  • Strong interest in keeping up to date technically on aspects of accounting
  • Ability to build deeper understanding of processes, procedures, customers and organization and strong knowledge of systems and automation tools (including Excel and Access, etc)
  • Minimum of 4+ years of business experience, including 2+ years of related accounting or finance experience required, or related business degree
  • 5 years of experience with using financial systems and software
  • Knowledge of working capital funds and agency financial systems preferred
  • Ability to continue to develop professional licenses, certifications, and expertise through formal training and on-the-job experience
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Senior Accounting Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior accounting specialist. 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 specialist
  • Review general ledger entries for accuracy and timeliness
  • Perform monthly balance sheet account reconciliations and follow up with associates on resolution of open items
  • Perform monitors (side by sides) with associates as needed
  • Provide backup for the travel card application process, including limit increase/decrease and replacement cards
  • Prepare accounts reconciliations
  • Prepare annual statutory financial statements
  • Develop and maintain working familiarity with applicable laws, regulations and interpretations governing financial statements and disclosures
  • Ensure accuracy, timeliness and completeness of all tasks
  • Perform month end insurance reconciliations
  • Perform monthly bank account reconciliations
Qualifications for senior accounting specialist
  • Ability to display excellent judgment, tact, and discretion
  • BA or BS degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance
  • CPA License or CGFM Certification
  • 3+ years of Accounting and Finance presales specialist (or equivalent customer facing) experience
  • Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Consolidations experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Miltary experience

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