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CareerMine Job Id:
812950 Job Summary
Accountant Staff Senior
Employer Job Id:
August 18, 2012
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October 17, 2012
Accountant Staff Senior
Summary of Position:
- The Senior Accountant role is responsible for a variety of accounting duties related to timely and accurate monthly close and performing daily accounting activities with a focus on completeness and accuracy.
- Performs control activities to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act and maintain appropriate control documentation. Assist with other internal audit work that may be necessary for SOX compliance.
- Responsible for preparing and posting transactions to the general ledger, reconciling general ledger, including discrepancies, and making necessary corrections.
- Ensure accuracy and timeliness of work product, proper accounting treatment of transactions, and adherence to best-practice documentation and review standard.
- Demonstrates ability to apply principles of accounting to analyze and prepare financial information.
- Performs various account analyses relating to actual, forecast, and budget performance, preparation variance commentary, and supporting schedules.
- Prepares work papers that are organized, neat, cross-referenced and supported by conclusions.
- Able to use reference materials in researching accounting issues.
- Desire and aptitude to help support the department’s software applications, including BPC and Cognos FSR
- Prepares, examines and analyzes accounting records and other reports to assess accuracy and conformance to internal and US GAAP procedures.
- Has ability to design electronic models to meet specific needs, and evaluate current financial models in effort to promote and coordinate continuous process improvement initiatives.
- Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information.
Knowledge and Relevant Experience
- BS/BA degree in business, finance or accounting with an emphasis on information systems
- Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Basic knowledge of overall operations and demonstrates good practical problem solving ability.
- Ability to apply critical thinking skills to develop logical and supported opinions.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills: the ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience; competence in clear concise and tactful communications with senior management, clients, peers and staff.
- Demonstrates competence in key areas of management and leadership expertise including: relationship management, communication, staff direction and motivation, financial planning and control, quality management, risk management, and the achievement of targets
- Must be assertive, take initiative and be able to propose alternate strategies to meet company demands
- Must be able to manage competing demands, accept criticism and constructive feedback, while being extremely adaptable and flexible
CareerMine Daily Salary Insight
6 - 10 years experience in South Africa
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