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Senior Staff Accountant
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The Senior Staff Accountant (SSA) reports to a CPA. The SSA performs accounting duties of a complex nature and prepares specialized reports and analyses. The SSA assists with the review of bank account reconciliations and journal entries. The SSA also reviews and coordinates accrual accounting for the business division. Preparation of month-end close journal entries and analysis of financial results is also falls within the duties of the SSA. The SSA works with the Financial Business Partner to ensure that the close process is on track and implements changes as necessary to improve the close cycle process. Other responsibilities of the SSA include the accurate completion of journal entries; spreadsheets account analysis; ad-hoc projects regarding emerging accounting issues; and other duties which require the understanding of financial statements. The SSA is involved in the month-end closing; general ledger and internal / external audit support; tasks associated with managing the close cycle; and continuous improvement of the accounting environment.
This position operates within broad parameters and involves the application of accounting principles to solve complex problems. The SSA works independently while fostering an environment of continual growth in process improvements, efficiency and cost effectiveness. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increases profits.
Prepares journal entries necessary to provide the first level of the divisional consolidated financial statements (balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow) monthly, including maintaining and improving the reporting mechanism.
Prepares technical aspects of assigned balance sheets and income statement account analyses and reviews back reconciliations.
Performs analytical review of expenses and other areas of the business during month-end close.
Reconciles complex general ledger accounts. Identifies transactional issues and proposes potential solutions.
Provides back-up review for supervisors.
Reviews work produced by Commercial Support Specialists.
Assists in training and mentoring Commercial Support Specialist.
Supports the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures and controls to better relate to the business.
Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.
Three years of related experience required. Responsibility for company general ledger and financial statements preferred. BS or BA in accounting required. Demonstrated knowledge of accounting procedures / principles and GAAP framework required. CPA preferred as is public accounting experience. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel software, ERP systems (preferably Oracle) and 10-key competency. Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to build relationships. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, required. Ability to work independently with limited day-to-day supervision. Willingness to challenge conventional thinking for the betterment of the company.
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