Senior Accountant (Extensive SAP experience is must)

Location Peachtree City, GA
Date Posted June 15, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Contractor

Description

Title: Senior Accountant (9140821)

Location: Peachtree City GA 30269 

Duration: 18 Months

Pay Rate : $50/hr W2

1. Extended SAP experience = 3+ years
2. Recent System conversion experience = within 5 years,

(preferred SAP but any major system will be acceptable)

Summary:

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of financial strategies for the organization.
  • Performs a wide range of accounting tasks and conducts/documents projects relating to general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cost accounting and inventory to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements.
  • Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions.
  • Function as a subject matter expert or project lead on accounting and leads and mentors/guides the work of lower level accountants.
  • Creates and presents presentations as applicable to share data and statistical information.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles and standards.


PROBLEM-SOLVING/KNOW HOW:

  • Four-year college degree in Accounting with concentration in Accounting or Finance required.
  • CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of related Accounting experience required.
  • Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other relevant accounting standards.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced proficiency in excel required.
  • Demonstrated experience with financial systems and data query tools required.
  • Experience in international accounting required.
  • Experience in operational accounting required.
  • Experience in technical accounting required.
  • Understanding of tax accounting preferred.


Accountabilities
:

  • Reconciles more complex accounts and verifies accuracy of journal entries to ensure the general ledger is accurate and complete.
  • Prepares highly complex monthly journal entries as required.
  • Performs and guarantees timely and accurate completion of financial reports / statements to meet established month-end and year-end deadlines.
  • Provides direction on month-end closing coordination, including but not limited to, publishing closing schedule, ensuring all journal entries for team are posted timely, prepares and distributes detail and summary analysis files, and coordinates post-close activities.
  • Responsible for complex account reconciliation and analysis, ensuring appropriate documentation, identifying variances, reconciling balances, developing and implementing solutions for complex issues and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Assists internal/external contacts in overall review and analysis; reports any areas of concern to Financial Analysts and Manager.
  • Analyzes current costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses.
  • Provides specialized accounting advice on advanced issues within area of expertise to functional or operational areas managers to help them develop revenue and expense budgets, understand financial reports, and manage their financial responsibilities.
  • Approves and participates in the preparation/analysis/compilation and documentation of financial reports and/or statements for completeness, accuracy and consistency to prior periods.
  • Reviews accounting reports to ensure entries have been properly recorded and internal audit packages and is prepared to answer questions as requested.
  • These reports may include profit and loss statements, balance sheets, depreciation statements, cash flow, etc.
  • Understands financial reporting requirements, rules and regulations. Prepares complex balance sheets, profit and loss statements and other financial reports.
  • Assists Accounting Manager in preparation and analysis of the overall P&L and Balance Sheet for budget, forecasting and reporting of actual results.
  • Researches discrepancies/errors to reconcile and manages complex questions and problem resolution regarding account status, adjustments, transactions, discrepancies and errors.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of financial strategies for the organization.
  • Makes appropriate recommendations and drives implementation of solutions or suggested improvements to existing processes and procedures related to new types of reports, reporting system revisions, changes in instructions regarding use of accounts and new refined account classifications or definitions.
  • Makes appropriate decisions concerning the accounting treatment of financial transactions for forecasting and budgeting purposes.
  • Assists with yearly budgeting process which may include Assets, Variable Cost, Fixed Cost or others.
  • Assists with monthly forecast of required items that could include Assets, Variable Cost, Fixed Cost or others.
  • Reviews proposed forecast before submission and provides assistance/direction as required.
  • Maintains awareness/promotes understanding of all Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) documents, updates controls, and performs self-tests as needed, for monthly, quarterly, and yearly requirements.
  • Understands, follows and enforces Company policies, procedures, and regulations to include maintaining the confidential nature of proprietary information.
  • Helps business groups with interpretation of these policies, regulations and participates in the development of accounting policy.
  • Prepares, monitors, reviews, approves and makes recommendations on new/revisions of reports, charts, graphs, ad hoc data and other statistical information and responds appropriately.
  • Assists and makes recommendations as to the setup of processes and procedures aligned to reporting requirements.