Sr. Accountant

Accountant II will primarily support the daily routines of the Accounting Department. Reporting to the Controller, this position will prepare, enter and post journal entries as well as evaluate entries for completeness and accuracy; research and correct account discrepancies; coordinate accounting entries with other departments; prepare balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports as needed; analyze financial statements variances; identify and promote improvement opportunities on the accounting and reporting systems. Additionally, this role will assist in the documentation and implementation of policies, procedures and controls.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality service delivery
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Firm understanding of cost allocations and related methodologies
  • Curious and self-motivated to continually keep abreast of the industry and the market
  • Able to interact with others and be a team-player
  • Must be highly principled, take pride in his/her work, and be able to “smile through the day”
  • Can engage with individuals at every level of an organization
  • Ability to work independently & in a team environment; Self managed and self starter
  • Disposition to manage, analyze and work with legal documents
  • Strong organizational and time management discipline
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to prioritize key needs to provide quick resolutions
  • Polished communication skills – verbal and written
  • Attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Able to work under stressful situations
  • Proactive
  • Result Driven
  • Experience with databases and strong working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Access, GP & SAP +
  • Fluent in Spanish. Portuguese is a plus

Responsibilities

  • Establishing and maintaining an organization’s accounting principles, practices, and procedures
  • Prepare journal entries, entry data on the accounting system and reconcile general ledger, subsidiary accounts and bank account statements
  • Monitor expenditures, analyze the monthly & quarterly variances ensuring data is recorded in the accounting system in a timely basis
  • Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial accounting statements including balance sheet, income statement and other reports as needed
  • Recommend, develop and maintain financial data bases, computer software systems and manual filing systems
  • Provide training in the use of the computerized financial system and assists departmental personnel with accounting related activities
  • Book the necessary accruals
  • Intercompany accounts (AR & AP) reconciliation among the region
  • Coordinate the outsourcing firms with the month end close, participate in Conference calls, etc
  • Process Improvement

Education / Training

  • Accounting degree, BS/BA degree with major in Accounting

Background

  • 5 years of general accounting experience