Senior Staff Accountant

Florida, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Cl

Posted: 01/16/2019 Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: 12583 Pay Rate: $31.25

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible to assist in the collection, assimilation, and analysis of financial data resulting in the preparation of timely and accurate financial statements. Assist in the preparation of financial statements and the monthly financial package. Communication with members of management and department heads regarding expense analysis and specialized reports. Assist Financial Accounting Manager in the training of new staff. Assist in year end audit.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assist in the preparation of financial statements and the financial package.
Prepare various other financial reports to be used by management and department heads outside of accounting.
Prepare more complex balance sheet account reconciliations.
More complex financial account analysis for the financial package.
Analyze financial data to detect problems and take necessary action to correct those problems without detailed guidance.
Monitor and manage more complex expense accruals.
Use secondary financial programs to generate files or reports to be uploaded into Lawson.
Prepare year end audit schedules as assigned.
Review balance sheet account reconciliations.
Assist the Financial Accounting Manager in providing training to new and existing employees in the department.
Assist Financial Accounting Manager with other tasks and special projects as need.
Operate in a back-up function to the Financial Accounting Manager for operating the department and managing the close process under the supervision of the Assistant Controller.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Bachelor s Degree in accounting or finance required.
Two to four years of experience in financial accounting and general ledger.
Advanced analytical skills and ability to recognize research and solve problems.
Ability to prepare account reconciliations, and journal entries.
Solid understanding of GAAP.
Accounting software package experience including general ledger and fixed assets, Lawson experience preferred.
Strong computer skills to include advanced use of Excel.
Team player with strong verbal and written communication skills
Detail oriented, motivated self- starter.
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