Senior Accountant

  • location: New Hyde Park, NY
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $31 - $33.33 per hour
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Senior Accountant - North Hills, NY

  • This is a contract roles expected to last 1 year.

Senior Accountant - Job Duties:

  • Ensure the integrity of financial information in compliance with generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP) and company policy.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of the month-end close, including balance sheet reconciliations and roll forwards, internal reporting and analysis of the Balance Sheet and P&L, corporate reporting requirements, etc.
  • Ensure adequate controls are in place, and monitor the effectiveness of such controls, to maintain an internal control structure that enables accurate accounting and reporting of all financial transactions.
  • Monitor various business and operating metrics to aide in daily operational decisions.
  • This role requires in-depth knowledge of GAAP and general accounting operations, combined with exquisite critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Additionally, this role requires a strong work ethic, organizational skills, attention to detail, effective problem-solving skills and dynamic decision-making abilities. Working effectively with others is significant.
  • Play an integral role in the monthly financial close process by processing and reviewing the necessary journal entries and performing the required variance analysis.
  • Ensure accuracy and timelines with adherence to the 3-day month-end close deadline.
  • Reconcile and review balance sheet reconciliations, roll forwards, internal financial statements, and financial information provided to the business, corporate tax team, external auditors, corporate accounting, finance, etc.
  • Resolve issues timely and ensure balances are properly supported and explained.
  • Ensure all accounting procedures, records, and reports conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Interpret the meaning of financial information obtained and make accounting adjustments accordingly through preparation of journal entries (areas expected to include - but not limited to - COGS, G&A, PP&E, etc.).
  • Partner with other departments for financial statement reviews and ensure adherence to internal controls.
  • Facilitate information requests with operating teams.
  • Review and analyze daily and monthly activities for accuracy providing recommendations when opportunities for improvement are presented.
  • Eliminate non-value add/non-essential tasks. Increase efficiency.
  • Oversee special projects as assigned and other research/support/data requests tasks.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, accounting operations, finance and financial statements.
  • Strong accounting, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with teams within the business.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet multiple strict deadlines.
  • Self-starter, high energy, results oriented, detail oriented, organized, professional demeanor.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, growing and demanding environment.
  • Willing and able to travel to field locations and corporate entities as needed.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of Accounting experience required
  • Knowledge and understanding of month-end close processes and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office, Oracle, SAP, Hyperion/Essbase, and Blackline

Compensation: $31.00-$33.33/hr

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