Senior Accountant PM- Statutory Accounting

Recruits Lab - Philadelphia, PA

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

MUST-HAVES

  • BS degree in accounting or related
  • CPA and PM skills
  • Minimum 2-4 years accounting experience
  • Knowledge of GAAP

NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Knowledge of statutory reporting preferred
  • Public accounting experience preferred

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The Senior Accountant PM Statutory Reporting will be responsible for project managing the preparation and audit of statutory accounts to ensure timely compliance with local regulations across the global organization. The role will drive timely completion of local financial statement filings and provide quality control for our local statutory reporting. Responsibilities include: coordination with local controllers, consultants and external auditors to understand local accounting and regulatory requirements; establishing and implementing project plans; troubleshooting bottlenecks in statutory financial statement preparation and audit; and, assisting local teams in meeting external audit demands. Establishing priorities, developing realistic timelines and reporting to senior management on project progress are key elements of the role, while technical accounting skills will also be utilized to assist local teams in bringing resolution to accounting issues.

More specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with local controllers, consultants and external audit teams to develop detailed project plans for statutory financial statement compliance, including establishment of project milestones, assignment of responsibilities, identification of deliverables and regular progress reporting to local and corporate management.
  • Assist local management in addressing technical aspects of financial statement preparation and in responding to audit questions of a technical accounting nature
  • Reviewing local statutory financial statements and supporting disclosures to ensure that they meet the required quality standards for local audit, including working with local stakeholders to understand the local statutory reporting requirements.
  • Managing audit requests to ensure that the audit process is efficient
  • Troubleshooting issues that arise in the statutory financial statement preparation and audit process, including implementation of contingency plans to course correct for project delays and helping to facilitate the technical accounting dialogue between local management and external auditors.
  • Participate, as needed, in integration of any acquisitions and establish accounting policy processes for newly acquired companies
  • Complete special projects as needs arise

Experience & Education

In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess.  

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a CPA are required
  • Approximately 2-4 years of accounting experience; Big 4 public accounting experience preferred
  • Strong project management skills with a track record of managing multiple work streams contemporaneously
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting principles, financial disclosure requirements and techniques
  • Extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of financial statements under guidelines established by IFRS and US GAAP, including a solid foundation of the financial statement close processes. Knowledge of other local GAAPs and/or statutory reporting is an added bonus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Strong understanding of an effective and efficient internal control environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of the organization

In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess.

  • Self-starting personality; ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously; ability to work independently and make decisions
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment
  • Very strong drive, dedication and work ethic
  • Able to meet tight deadlines on multiple priorities
  • Strong people management and conflict management skills
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented, process-oriented, control-oriented
  • Highest level of integrity

 

 

 

 



Posted On: Tuesday, February 18, 2020



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