Senior Accountant 8/31/2016

Confidential Company Calhoun, GA

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29379398
AJE Ref #
576045623
Location
Calhoun, GA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Job Description:

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline preferred or requisite work experience
* CPA certification preferred.
* MBA preferred
* Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required.
* Knowledge of economic principles, auditing practices and principles, and applicable laws, codes and regulations
* 2-3years of relevant experience in accounting and administration that includes journal entry preparation, General Ledger Accounting, account reconciliations, Fixed Assets, and budgeting
* Minimum of 2years experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, taxation and providing financial advice.
* Minimum of 2years experience with SAP.

COMPETENCIES:

* Proficiency with PC and software applications including Advanced Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint
* Proficiency using department database systems such as SAP, JD Edwards, AS400, etc.
* Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively interact with and make presentations to senior executives, regulatory agencies, and other internal and external customer. Ability to exercise good judgment and resourcefulness in the absence of formalized guidelines and procedures
* Excellent analytical skills to interpret and adapt known methods, system procedures or operating concepts to new situations
* Ability to work independently and in a team environment
* Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks with concentration, speed and accuracy to meet deadlines
* Ability to make sound decisions and resolve problems in a high pressure environment and/or crisis
* Willingness to challenge established practices and draw relevant conclusions. Ability to persuade market and sell new ideas.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for moderately complex to complex general ledger accounts that present a diverse range of issues and data requiring the application of in-depth analysis and research necessary to support the daily activities of the department. Works with latitude for independent decision-making and judgment within the framework of the job's primary duties. Partner with internal and external customers, vendors and other agencies to resolve account reconciliation issues. Record, analyze and report intercompany financial data. Establish and maintain proper accounting documentation. Ensure that intercompany transactions are reported accurately and timely on the financial statements and that intercompany balances are reconciled and will eliminate on a consolidated basis.

* Prepare journal entries and general ledger account reconciliation for accounts with greater complexity that is managed by the department. Research and document financial fluctuations. Collect data from source documents through data downloads and extracts verify and confirm data accuracy. Create and analyze accounting reports for distribution and reporting and prepare spreadsheets used for analytical information.
* Support the Segment account consolidation process through reconciliation of all intercompany and international activity including follow up and resolution of reconciling items. Propose process improvements as needed.
* Remain current on department operating processes and compliance guidelines, informs customers accordingly and ensure that processed transactions are compliant. Inform management of non-compliant or questionable issues. Work closely with management, team members and assigned business units to ensure the timely and accurate communication, implementation, and monitoring of regulatory, corporate and department compliance guidelines.
* Establish and maintain account information systems that provide a quick reference database of records, department transactions, releases information, etc. according to company policies and procedures. Audit files at specific intervals to identify and purge outdated or unnecessary items and to ensure confidentiality of records.
* Maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers, vendors, and agencies to ensure prompt and accurate resolution of variances and discrepancies, account reconciliation and reporting. Resolve and/or provide guidance to junior team members with more complex transactions and reconciliation issues.
* Supervise the work of staff level accountants. Review the work and analysis performed by the junior team members and provide guidance on more complex transactions and reconciliations.
* Perform other duties as required.

More Information About the Job

IS RELOCATION AVAILABLE Yes,

ARE THERE FLEXIBLE WORK HOURS Yes

WHAT ARE THE 3-4 NON-NEGOTIABLE REQUIREMENTS ON THIS POSITION GAAP (required); 2years of SAP experience; 2-3years of Fixed Assets and budgeting