Senior Accountant

Mobile, AL 36693 | DirectHire

Post Date: 02/13/2018 Job ID: 39556 Industry: Accounting

Job summary

The Senior Accountant is responsible for overseeing Finance & Accounting. While this job description identifies the major responsibilities of this position, it does not include all potential duties that may be assigned or needed for the efficient operation of Company

  • Oversee and support all financial management and accounting functions including accounts payable and receivable, financial and cash flow management, general ledger, payroll, financial reporting, banking practices, investments, monitoring of capital assets, and annual audit process

  • Prepare and monitor all financial transactions including bank statement reconciliation & monthly financial statements

  • Plan, assign and review staff s work

  • Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information.

  • Assist in generating monthly and annual budgets by providing prior year numbers, forecasting future revenues and expenses, and working with Leadership Team to ensure accurate and effective planning

  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns

  • In conjunction with President, develop and monitor annual budgets. Effectively communicate budget process with department management to control expenses

  • Prepare financial analysis and data for Leadership Team to track and report financial activities

  • Conduct research and prepare financial reports; produce monthly balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and conduct cost benefit analysis to identify best use of resources

  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures

  • Support month-end and year-end close process

  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts

  • Conduct regular ledger maintenance

  • Establish and maintain appropriate internal control environment, systems, policies and procedures to ensure resources are strategically leveraged to support the organization mission

  • Prepare for annual and other fiscal audits. Act as a liaison with auditors to provide materials necessary to complete audits. Manage relations with external auditors, other financial consultants and advisors

  • Ensure that all federal and state tax/compliance filings are completed accurately and filed on a timely basis

  • Analyze and administer insurance and benefit plans through outside vendors to ensure quality and cost effectiveness. Ensure administration adheres to ERISA, ACA and IRS requirements.

  • Oversee relationships with insurance brokers and vendors, and oversee solicitation of insurance proposals. Recommend insurance policies and levels

  • All other duties as assigned by President and Chief Executive Officer


Position Requirements

  • Must be a skilled professional with strong accounting background, prior experience managing financial resources; requires a strong working knowledge of accounting systems; financial planning and analysis, including budgeting, cash flow and insurance management.

  • Bachelor s degree in Accounting, CPA preferred

  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like QuickBooks

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures

  • In-Depth understanding g Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior accounting role or 5 plus in general/tax accounting

  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills

  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office, Accounting software

  • Proven ability to work and effectively manage a diverse staff

Requires an individual who is capable of defining a project goal, formulating the management plan, identifying and utilizing the necessary resources, and implementing planned action. Examples of project management might include software conversions and enhancements, training manuals, hardware acquisition, revisions to financial systems.

  • Work with senior teams to grow the businesses formulating strategies and plans

  • Lead and develop finance teams

  • Lead and manage the budgeting process

  • Overall cash management on an ongoing basis

  • Formulation of annual budgets and targets

  • Overall control of all financial transactions and accountancy matters, including audit systems

  • Preparation and submission of weekly and monthly updates

  • Presentation of annual accounts with recommendations

  • Review of accounts and investigation of variances then setting recovery plans

  • Banking matters

  • Capital expenditure evaluation and preparation of submissions

  • Insurance/ risk management

  • Setting annual cost rates and prices for customers

  • Close involvement in commercial negotiations with customers

  • Ensuring that the regulatory requirements are met

Skills/Qualifications required

People Skills, Supports Diversity, Employment Law, Results Driven, Professionalism, Organization, Project Management, Ability to Work in Fast Paced Environment

Salary: DOE

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