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Senior Accountant

Maintain general ledger accounts and perform other accounting related activities. Provide record of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions. Balance books periodically and prepares profit and loss, income and balance sheet statements. Maintain receipts and disbursement reports. May plan, conduct, and participate in basic analysis of cost assignments, ensuring that all assigned projects adhere to accepted cost accounting standards. Assist with analysis on financial (income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow) to identify trends and interpret for senior management. Prepare management reports that measure performance against key objectives and strategies.

Responsibilities

Work is typically performed under no supervision, with only guidance about overall goals and objectives. Usually receive minimal to no guidance about how to complete work objectives. Must be able to define work based on evaluation of short term and long term goals of the department. Able to independently evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, and incorporate in to overall work objectives.

  • Analyze accounts, records, reports, accounts receivable and payable, journal vouchers, general and subsidiary ledgers and other accounting documents for accuracy and completeness. Investigate and resolve accounting problems for the area of responsibility.
  • Preparing monthly financial information utilizing the applicable support systems. Duties include preparing journal entries, coding invoices/vouchers, reconciling the balance sheet and analyzing variances.
  • May perform analyses of cost records to ascertain distribution of costs for various divisions of management and production.
  • May classify labor, material, and overhead costs to compute unit costs of products or services.
  • Analyze actual costs versus standard costs and prepares reports of variances to include recommendations to senior management. Compile cost data for preparation of operating budgets.
  • Prepares other reports and assist in special projects and analysis as required or requested by supervisor.
  • Assists in annual budget preparation and periodic forecasts
  • Supports internal customers by researching questions and investigating variances on the financial statements.
  • Serves as subject matter resource to management and accounting staff regarding accounting related transactions, regulations, issues, and/or variances.
  • Mentor and assist junior level accountants with application of accounting practices and adherence to GAAP.
  • Ensures proper retention, filing, and handling of accounting records
  • Liaise with external auditors to facilitate audits of financial statements
  • Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.


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