Senior Accountant

Accounting Ardsley, New York


Description

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs month-end closing accounting tasks including preparation of journal entries and informative account analyses / reconciliations with supporting schedules to substantiate general ledger balances and estimates used.
  • Obtains a thorough knowledge and understanding of accounts and associated reconciliations.
  • Ensures that reconciliations and supporting schedules are completed timely and in accordance with the monthly closing schedule.
  • Independently researches and resolves reconciling items.
  • Prepares schedules for recurring accruals and deferrals and amortizes them monthly.
  • Researches and explains monthly operational account variances for areas of responsibility.
  • Solves problems and develop new methods of analysis and implements processes where necessary.
  • Provides assistance with SOX compliance by following internal controls and assisting with maintenance of monthly closing workpapers.
  • Interacts with external auditors on a quarterly and year-end basis as needed.
  • Identifies, investigates and resolves unusual fluctuations or balances.

 

Education and/or Experience:         

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required.
  • Minimum of four to six years of experience and solid understanding of GAAP.
  • Experience in public accounting preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None                                            

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of financial accounting.
  • Demonstrated competence to handle a wide range of finance related responsibilities.

           

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Prior experience with a general ledger system required.

Certificated, Licenses, Registrations:

  • None required.
Other Skills and Abilities:  
                                 
  • Must have excellent analytical skills, with very strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team setting.
  • Ability to manage both day-to-day operations as well as project work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must demonstrate a keen attention to detail and timelines.
  • Must be self-motivated with project management and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • This position requires minimal travel; average travel for this position is 5% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperatives. Travel is for inventory purposes.

Work Environment:

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

 No specific work demands.

 *To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.