Senior Accounting Consultant

Plano, TX 75024 | Contract

Post Date: 05/17/2018 Job ID: 49836 Industry: Accounting

Senior Accounting Consultant

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Senior Accounting Consultant who will be responsible for a set of accounting activities to ensure compliance with accounting principles, corporate policies, and external audits.  This person will be responsible for accounts payable, payroll, monthly closing of accounts, preparation of reports in support of financial statements, etc.  Will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer and others in the organization in the analysis and reconciliation of accounts in development and implementation of accounting policies, procedures, and controls.

Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the monthly financial close process, including ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded, reviewing journal entries, account balance reconciliations and report preparation
  • Participate in the ongoing development/establishment of accounting policies and procedures and operational strategies including the review and implementation of process and system changes
  • Continually focus on improving system efficiencies and business practices
  • Participate in the review and implementation of new financial regulations
  • Participate in strategic financial projects including implementation of Great Plains
  • Collaborate with external auditors to ensure successful audit results and compliance
  • Interact at all levels and with product owners or other stakeholders to produce timely, efficient and accurate month-end close and all internal management and financial reporting through annual report
  • Responsible for hierarchy and scalability in chart of accounts and accuracy in the general ledger and financial statements
  • Make recommendations for changes as needed and ensure that company policies and procedures are followed and establishes the proper techniques to discover and prevent fraud
  • Prepare detailed journal entries and account analysis
  • Assist with compilation of information for preparation of tax returns
  • Work with Chief Financial Officer to ensure overall coordination of all financial accounting activities through annual report
  • Prepare summary feedback of financial statements variances to budget
  • Actively review and advise on financial/accounting processes

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business, or related field
  • Certified Public Accountant and/or MBA
  • 10+ years of experience in accounting and financial reporting/auditing with 2+ years of experience in public accounting
  • Broad financial analytical skills
  • Broad knowledge of foreign currency, consolidation, and application of US GAAP and SEC regulations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Great Plains experience is a huge plus
  • Concur and Quickbooks experience is a plus
Preferred Qualifications: • Great Plains experience is a huge plus • Concur and Quickbooks experience is a plus
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