The Sr. GL Accountant will be responsible for month-end close activities, reconciling general ledger accounts, and participating in special projects within the Accounting team.
Responsibilities include making recommendations to improve accounting processes and systems by the utilization of broad accounting and business knowledge to identify accounting issues and opportunities.
The Sr. GL Accountant also maintains effective internal controls and ensures accounting activities are GAAP and IFRS compliant.Key Responsibilities
Manage completion and analysis of balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis
Proficiently operating in the accounting modules of a mid-tier ERP System
Ensure adequate documentation exists for all journal entries, balance sheet reconciliation’s, etc.
Prepare journal entries and supporting schedules and support
Manage monthly expense accrual processes primarily relating to accruals for goods and services received but not invoiced
Manage process for accounting for leases and related journal entries
Oversee foreign subsidiary accounting and reporting processes and prepare related intercompany accounting and elimination entries as part of monthly consolidation processes
Provide support and participate in the management of the GL monthly close activities and processes
Provide support to monthly / quarterly / annual reporting processes to Parent entity
Assist with reviewing proper account coding of expenses to ensure adherence with Chart of Accounts
Prepare a variety of financial statements, reports and analysis, timely and accurately.
Prepare and review variance analysis for accounts and reporting as needed for management and HFM Reporting
Liaise with internal business partners for accruals and internal reporting
Prepare audit schedules for internal and external auditors as needed and provide support for all audit activities
Work closely with IT Teams on system issues and support UAT efforts as needed
Continuously identify and develop solutions for process efficiency improvements to improve operations and productivity
Escalate issues and recommendations to management as appropriate
Ad hoc technical accounting research
Other responsibilities as assigned based on business need.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required
5+ years of relevant Month-End SAAS Corporate Accounting experience
Big 4 accounting experience is desirable
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable
GAAP knowledge is required and IFRS is desirable
Must be able to think outside the box, work independently with general supervision, be a team player, and willing to contribute beyond the defined role to meet business needs as circumstances require.
Continuously identify opportunities for process improvement.
Must demonstrate strong time management, written, analytical and verbal communication skills.
Ability to build strong cross-functional relationships and work collaboratively
Strong attention to detail; excellent reconciliation skills.
Ability to prioritize effectively, meet deadlines, work with others and follow through to execute all tasks.
Commitment to customer service with a strong sense of ownership for projects and results.
Candidate should be self-motivated, be able to work within tight deadlines, and be able to adapt to changing priorities.
Working knowledge of medium to large Accounting ERP Platforms
Working knowledge of Account Reconciliation tools such as FloQast or Blackline
Advance usage of Excel such as pivot tables and data analysis.
Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP functions, etc.)
Meticulous attention to detail while maintaining big picture