Senior Accountant

Location Irving
Date Posted October 07, 2020
Job ID 10604
Employment Type Direct Hire

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Job Description:

We are assisting our Irving, TX client in a search for a Senior Accountant. The position will be responsible for ensuring Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are properly applied to a variety of complex issues in a retail business environment. Daily responsibility includes oversight of complex credit card and pre-paid card reconciliation processes, preparation of related accounting analyses and transaction entries, and assistance in oversight of accounting staff. Relevant accounting topics include cash accounting, income recognition, A/R, and inter-company transactions.

Responsibilities:

  • Reconcile complex high-volume credit card receivable and related charge-back accounts.
  • Cash applications and intercompany transactions.
  • Engage in end-to-end month-end close processes including journal entries, transaction analysis, and preparation of complex account reconciliations.
  • Identify, research, and resolve reconciling items.
  • Develop and document a keen understanding of various complex business transactions and the corresponding accounting implications by partnering with internal and external stakeholders and consulting the relevant accounting guidance.
  • Prepare written summaries of appropriate accounting principles to apply to various business transactions. Discuss recommendations with accounting management, especially relevant to changes which will improve the accuracy and / or efficiency of existing processes.
  • Assist accounting management to educate staff on accounting principles and their real-world application to daily and monthly processes.
  • Respond to monthly, quarterly, and annual audit requests from internal and external auditors.
  • Maintain process flow documentation to aid in SOX compliance.
  • Work closely with Financial Reporting to share information and ideas pertaining to changes in accounting guidance and / or business processes.
  • Assist Accounting Manager in overseeing departmental staff by reviewing process results for completion, accuracy and timeliness, aid in issue resolution, and ongoing staff training.

Requirements:

  • CPA preferred.
  • 5 – 8 years in various accounting roles with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated leadership including previous supervisory experience.
  • In-depth GAAP knowledge is critical especially as related to cash accounting, general accounting, accounts receivable, and revenue recognition.
  • Proven independent analytical and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to understand and appropriately respond to a variety of business process issues.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to prepare process documentation, summarize recommendations for review by various levels of accounting management, and resolve various vendor issues.
  • Excellent computer skills in both legacy mainframe and PC applications. Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel) are heavily used.
  • Familiarity with Oracle ERP and TrinTech reconciliation systems a plus.

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