Staff / Senior Accountant Job Description

Staff / Senior Accountant Job Description

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Staff / senior accountant provides expertise and guidance to general inquiries regarding Penske’s lease accounting policies as well as related GAAP.

Staff / Senior Accountant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare US GAAP financial statements including footnotes
Assist in preparation of financial statements and some regulatory reports
Ad-hoc reporting as necessary (both in Excel and QuickBooks)
This position is responsible for preparation and review of month-end financial statements support schedules and reports
Audits and prepares the quarterly domestic and international financial statements in a short time frame to meet parent company’s SEC reporting deadline
Assisting in ensuring timeliness and accuracy of the financial statements
Audits and prepares the quarterly financial statements in a short time frame to meet parent company’s SEC reporting deadline
Preparation & review of assigned P&L or Balance Sheet categories to produce accurate & timely financial statements
Posting of all US General Ledger entries processing translations and consolidations for all international subsidiaries
Balance sheet analysis and processing

Staff / Senior Accountant Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Staff / Senior Accountant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CIA, MBA, CMA, US, CISA, ACCA, CICPA

Education for Staff / Senior Accountant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the staff / senior accountant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Accounting, Finance, Education, Business, Business/Administration, MBA, Public Accounting, Communication, Economics, Management

Skills for Staff / Senior Accountant

Desired skills for staff / senior accountant include:

Excel
MS Excel
SAP
Big ERP Systems
Business partnering
Core accounting principles
Financial statements
GAAP
GAAP and sound accounting practices and techniques
Accounting practices related to intercompany

Desired experience for staff / senior accountant includes:

Preparing daily cash entries based on information received from Treasury
Working with Accounts Payable
Preparing and reconcile various balance sheet accounts
Working directly with international accounting departments
Assisting the Corporate Controller with the annual audit and other miscellaneous projects
Participating in the month-end close process, including preparation of journal entries, accruals, amortization schedules and consolidation / elimination entries

Staff / Senior Accountant Examples

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Staff / Senior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of staff / senior accountant. 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 staff / senior accountant
  • Providing ad hoc analysis to management as necessary
  • Month and year-end closing process
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare journal entries and document business transactions
  • Ensure all deadlines are met including regulatory and internal reporting
  • Manage the Company’s Project Accounting process and the associated accounting functions
  • Manage the month-end accounting close process, including journal entry preparation and general ledger/trial balance reconciliation
  • Maintain various accounting schedules, including Fixed Assets and their associated depreciation schedules, prepaid expense schedules, and accrued expense schedules
  • Assist the Controller in the preparation of the monthly financial reporting package
  • Track spending for various cost centers, including T & E, UK VAT and custom project spend
  • Perform budget v
Qualifications for staff / senior accountant
  • Driven to meet deadlines while not sacrificing quality
  • Five plus years of experience in Accounting and/or Inventory Control within a wholesale environment or equivalent education
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience, including at least 2 years of public accounting (Required)
  • Attention to detail, organized, ability to follow directions
  • Be a part of a major organization poised for growth, which has a track record of success and whose brand in the market is outstanding
  • Minimum of 3 years of full cycle accounting
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Staff / Senior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff / 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 staff / senior accountant
  • Assist in gathering information from individual business units to include in the Annual and Quarterly Reports
  • Managing the consolidated commitments and contingencies database
  • Assisting in the valuation and expense recognition of stock-based compensation
  • Providing direct support on various special projects (i.e., analytical review, quarterly accounting updates)
  • Assisting in the documentation and testing of internal controls in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Providing support to other groups in the Corporate Finance Department on an as-needed basis
  • Ensure all transactions are properly recorded on G/L system
  • Work with Senior Management on customer payment delays AR aging
  • Audits monthly profit center statements by comparing actual account details to the budgeted costs
  • Preparation of the consolidated financial reports on a quarterly basis
Qualifications for staff / senior accountant
  • Ideal candidate will have real estate, property management or construction industry experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational ability and a self-starter
  • Ability to specify programming requirements
  • CPA preferred or working towards completion
  • Two to Four years accounting experience
  • Hospitality or multi-unit experience a plus
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Staff / Senior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a staff / senior accountant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for staff / senior accountant
  • Perform investment reconciliation
  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial reports
  • Manage corporate card program
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual cash flow reports
  • Assist in quarterly board preparation
  • Support Controller in preparation of the financial, A-133 audit (if required), and pension audits
  • Perform other accounting, financial or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time by management
  • Perform daily cash management and reporting
  • Process the monthly payroll and benefits for both companies into ERP
  • Update and analyze other AR, prepaids, fixed assets, intangibles, deferred costs, and misc
Qualifications for staff / senior accountant
  • Public accounting experience with big 4 or national accounting firm
  • Working knowledge of accounting procedures, accounting systems and SOX process
  • CPA or in progress to become a CPA
  • Strong accounting reporting software knowledge, preferably J.D
  • Experience with Accounting research and guidance
  • 2-3 years' work experience as a staff accountant
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Staff / Senior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a staff / senior accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff / senior accountant
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly financial statements and financial reporting package to senior management
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations
  • Maintain and oversee the fixed asset area consisting of 2 clerks
  • Compile and analyze financial information of assigned general ledger accounts
  • Reconcile and maintain all assigned sub systems to the general ledger
  • Assist in preparation of internal and external periodic financial analyses, reports and financial statement information
  • Assist FP&A department in preparation and analysis of designated expense budgets, capital budgets, tactical and strategic plans
  • Perform check printing responsibilities as needed
  • Provide back-up assistance for selected tasks within the financial accounting team
  • Completes month end close and full GL Cycle
Qualifications for staff / senior accountant
  • At least five or more years of accounting experience for a Senior level is required
  • Job cost and construction industry experience is ideal, but not required
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple projects and meet their deadlines
  • Experience with ERP accounting systems, such as Oracle
  • Minimum of 4 years of accounting work experience
  • Self-starter with a successful record of working independently working closely with other team member
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Staff / Senior Accountant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a staff / senior accountant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff / senior accountant
  • Responsible for managing a client load of 50-100 small business clients in QuickBooks
  • Responsible for the preparation of business and personal taxes for your client base
  • Preparation of payroll tax using QuickBooks
  • Reviewing journal entries and ensuring accuracy of general ledger
  • Oversight of the division’s multi-million dollar annual operating budget
  • Responsibility of maintenance of internal controls
  • Review, analysis and presentation to management team of various financial and budgetary reports on an on-going basis
  • Serve as main point of contact for auditors in annual audit process
  • Cross-train with Director of Accounting on all duties/responsibilities within accounting function
  • Manage specific G/L accounts including A/R, inventory, fixed assets, Facilitate month-end close procedures including preparation of JE’s in the G/L
Qualifications for staff / senior accountant
  • Person will eventually step into a supervisor role
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft software
  • CPA, MBA or advanced degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
  • Experience with publicly traded companies or SOX a plus
  • Large ERP systems experience
  • 3+ years accounting or relevant experience

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