Senior Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Senior Analyst, Accounting Job Description

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Senior analyst, accounting provides group and external reporting (BS, P&L, Supplementary information to financial statement) – according to IFRS and other GAAP if needed.

Senior Analyst, Accounting Duties & Responsibilities

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Stay current with new or proposed local, state, federal rules and regulations and internal and external financial reporting requirements
Seeking opportunities to improve the financial reporting system and accounting processes
You have previously worked with IFRS in some shape or form
Analyze and resolve problems related to facility direct material invoice vs
Prepare, review, and verify journal entries for monthly close
Liaison with other Fox entities
Account reconciliation and activity analysis
Service Contracts
Prepare accounting analyses evaluating transactions, accounting activity, or general ledger accounts as support for accounting transactions or to evaluate the impact of a potential business or accounting change
Coordinate activities with functional personnel including responding to questions, requesting information, and reaching resolutions and communicate on a professional level with employees and external contacts such as vendors

Senior Analyst, Accounting Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Analyst, Accounting

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

Education for Senior Analyst, Accounting

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior analyst, accounting 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 Analyst, Accounting

Desired skills for senior analyst, accounting include:

U.S. GAAP
Direct and indirect tax
SOX
IFRS
Asset
Excel
SAP
Financial reporting
External audit procedures
GAAP

Desired experience for senior analyst, accounting includes:

2-5 years of public or public accounting/private industry experience
SEC 10k 10q experience
A Bachelor's or Graduate degree in Accounting is required
Technical accounting knowledge within High Tech Industry, preferably in the accounting areas of leases, investments, fixed assets
Big Four public accounting experience, large corporate experience and/or CA strongly preferred
1+ years of traditional accounting experience either in public accounting or industry

Senior Analyst, Accounting Examples

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Senior Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of senior 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 senior analyst, accounting
  • Perform in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual information requests for SEC, federal and state income taxes, internal financial reporting, internal and external audit
  • Prepare and maintain fixed asset roll forward schedules for Corporate
  • Prepare monthly metrics
  • Provide strong leadership and job knowledge to all salaried role employees on the team and to other teams in Financial Services Division (FSD)
  • Responsible for oversight of all intercompany transactions, including compliance with Intercompany Transfer Pricing agreements, the completeness and accuracy of the Intercompany accounts
  • Be an integral part of the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing process
  • Work closely with the International partners in ASIA, Latin America and Europe
  • Will have exposure to different areas and levels of the organization, such as tax, treasury, FP&A and external reporting
  • Lead activities for monthly close, journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and reporting of actual balances
  • Perform technical accounting activities like Intercompany, Investment Equity, and Intangibles
Qualifications for senior analyst, accounting
  • 3 years public accounting or finance department experience
  • Four plus years of directly relatable experience from Public Accounting and/or Industry
  • Degree in Accounting or professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA CPA or equivalent)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred, with experience and strong interest in accounting concepts
  • Hyperion, Oracle, Business Objects, MS Access and other comparable systems experience preferred
  • Oracle experience a plus (GL, Fixed Assets and AP)
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Senior Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior 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 senior analyst, accounting
  • Prepare monthly audit reports for SOX IT segregation of duties
  • Manage/coordinate SOX/audit process for Alternative Investment Services Real Estate group
  • Prepare monthly reports such as significant judgment and estimates, and sales tax files
  • Prepare various quarterly and annual reports including the Standard Reporting Package and SEC Reporting Package
  • Monthly financial closing of overhead profit centers
  • Analyze and explain actual to projection variances for overheads
  • Reconciliation of overhead balance sheet accounts
  • Review of reconciliations for specific balance sheet accounts such as deferred income
  • Ensuring proper contract compliance and set up newly opened profit centers in calculation billing
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial statements in compliance with corporate and country legislation and guidance
Qualifications for senior analyst, accounting
  • Familiarity with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • At least three to four years of experience
  • Preferably at least a year or two within public accounting
  • Knowledge of MS Suite and a large ERP
  • Combination of Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related degree and minimum of 18 months experience
  • Ability to analyze processes and drive improvements
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Senior Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a senior 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 senior analyst, accounting
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and related account reconciliations for assigned areas
  • Provide variance analyses, forecasts, and budgets for these benefits plans or COLIs
  • Assist in preparation of related 10K/10Q footnotes
  • Partner with team lead in interactions with plan actuaries and administrators
  • Handle Sarbanes Oxley requirements for these benefit plans
  • Generate process improvement ideas and implement effective procedures
  • Provide configuration support, development, implementation
  • Participate in and support accurate month-end, quarter-end and year-end accounting close cycles and development of subsequent internal and external financial statements, and required regulatory reporting forms
  • Provide timely and accurate assistance and consultation to clients within assigned business area
  • Responsible for complex and interpretive financial analyses
Qualifications for senior analyst, accounting
  • Capable of working in a multicultural environment and clear understanding of the big picture data related details and strong analytical skills
  • Coordinate and support month-end close process including recording and reviewing journal entries and variance analysis
  • Understand key drivers, assumptions, allocation methods and accounting principles for all components of the P&L
  • Analyze monthly financial results and prepare meaningful variance commentary
  • Partner with multiple teams including Retail FP&A and other capabilities and controllership teams to support the business and new initiatives.­
  • Provide input into budgeting/forecasting and assist in identifying business risks and opportunities and participate in understanding drivers of financial trends
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Senior Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a senior analyst, accounting. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior analyst, accounting
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of transactions and asset listing between the general ledger and investment accounting system for assigned accounts
  • Assist external auditors with audit requests and footnote preparation
  • Preparation of bank and general account reconciliations
  • Perform Monthly G/L Close - Journal Entries
  • Manage all G/ L Account Reconciliations
  • Monitor international locations for compliance with internal accounting policies & procedures
  • Preparation of monthly, bi-annual, and annual financial statements and management reporting
  • Year-End External and Internal Audit requirements
  • Support the monthly forecasting and annual budgeting processes
  • Work with business units to assess inventory charges and monitor budget to actual inventory variances
Qualifications for senior analyst, accounting
  • Big Four or mid-tier public accounting experience
  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related area
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, reporting systems, and capacity to learn new systems
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and relationship building skills to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities
  • Ability to identify, evaluate and problem solve
  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility, and commitment to confidentiality
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Senior Analyst, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a senior 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 senior analyst, accounting
  • Complete quarterly SOX testing related to Plant Books files
  • Month-end close responsibilities (journal entries, account reconciliations, SOX testing)
  • Coaching / training and development of staff
  • Review of more Material / Complex / Visible Balance Sheet account reconciliations
  • Utilize data query / financial systems to gather and analyze data to use for various business decisions / internal management reporting
  • Establish accounting/forecasting procedures to support Energy Resources Business Services (ERBS) and Energy Supply
  • Serve as main point of contact for accounting/forecasting for ERBS and Energy Supply
  • Support month end accounting close process, including update current year forecasts, post journal entries, analyze variances to budget/forecast
  • Maintain master change log file to track monthly changes to original budget
  • Analyze E&S and A&G overhead loadings monthly and submit updates to Corporate Accounting twice annually
Qualifications for senior analyst, accounting
  • Banking/financial institution experience strongly preferred
  • Must work collaboratively and possess a strong work ethic
  • Big four accounting experience and CPA certification is a plus
  • Attention to detail, an ability to understand complex business and financial matters, and the ability to challenge when necessary
  • Critical focus on continuous improvement initiatives that increase the efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness of all SOX deliverables
  • Communicate somewhat complex, technical information and key findings, including providing subject matter expertise and recommendations, to senior management

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