Senior Accountant to 90K+

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Company Name 549
Location Central New Jersey, New Jersey
Date Posted February 27, 2018
Job Type Direct Hire


This position will support, through analysis and balancing activities, the general ledger and financial system functions. This position's primary focus will be associated with the general ledger process and the need to maintain the integrity of the underlying general ledger information. This encompasses, in part, the preparation of the quarterly foreign exchange calculation, preparation and reconciliation of commission and expense activity and balances, supporting account creation as well as the centralized and decentralized general ledger account processes, and the accuracy of intercompany non-technical transactions. This position also supports the database by performing maintenance, development and administrative functions.

Major accountabilities include:
Coordinate quarterly closing activities impacting the general ledger process.
Develop the quarterly commission and expense schedules; these tasks include the review of data for completeness and accuracy as well as performing any required analysis.
Analysis, research and resolution of the technical processes impacting the proper recording of Foreign Exchange (FX) in our financials under all three accounting bases. This entails understanding complex system based calculations as well as interacting with various other departments in resolving questions or issues associated with the foreign exchange general ledger entries.
Encompasses all bases of accounting and all technical accounts.
Reconciliation of interfaces from source systems to general ledger.
Analyze assigned general ledger account variances on an ongoing basis and research material fluctuations seeking to understand unusual balances and work with other departments to resolve problems should any issues arise.
Support the general ledger account process; which encompasses the creation of new accounts, determining appropriate roll-up structures and in defining alternative accounts. Perform General Ledger account analysis. Review suspense/clearing accounts.
Review and/or process manual journal entries for compliance to the Journal Entry Policy.
Support the decentralized SAP Global Template ledger process.
A four year degree in accounting or related field required.
Quick learner and strong problem solving skills.
Strong communication and analytical skills.
Ability to work well without supervision.
Strong multi-tasking skills.
Four plus years of financial accounting or reporting. General ledger and/or SAP system experience preferred.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, IBM Cognos TM1, and query tools a plus.