Sr. Accountant

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Imagine Staffing Technology
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Feb 24, 2020
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Assists the business units with GAAP concepts. Helps the controllers with their unit level GL entries & reconciliations. Contract review for accounting, rent, reporting, revenue share terms.
  • Handles the monthly consolidation of financials. Team works together to prepare the reports/presentation for the board and shareholders.
  • Responsible for any debt compliance to lenders.
  • Assists external auditors by preparing files properly, may also assist with changes to audit procedures based on any new risks, process changes, etc.
  • Works with risk management on the company’s master insurance plan for general liability, workers comp, auto
  • Unit controllers are not as well versed in GAAP accounting, so need to be the point of contact for policy interpretation and to explain controls.
  • Team produces 23 financial statements annually – always on time. Year end can be long hours, but they have managed through 2 year-ends with only 1 Saturday worked both years. Otherwise, close and consolidation process is strong, good automation in the systems to do the heavy lift.
  • Finance transition is coming, so work may change, role may shift. Needs to be flexible to learn the current state and process as well as adapt and learn the new state to be rolled out later this year.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or related is required. MBA a plus (not required)
  • CPA required
  • Strong GAAP
  • 1 - 5 years of general accounting or external audit experience (heavy preference for candidates coming directly from public). 
  • Strong computer skills, ability to independently learn automated program functionality. Peoplesoft accounting a plus. Hyperion a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solver/analytical
  • Detail orientation
  • Deadline driven (month end close consolidation process)
  • IFRS a plus **
  • Fixed Assets a big plus **
  • Unclaimed property experience a plus