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Senior Accountant

Company: Irish Welding Supply Corp
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Summary: The Senior Accountant is a key member of the accounting department ensuring that all financial records are kept in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Senior Accountant assists the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with month-end closing procedures, preparation of monthly financial statements, tax returns, and general accounting activities throughout the organization. The Senior Accountant should be highly organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem solving abilities and the ability to execute assigned duties with minimal direction.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Responsible for the monthly financial closing process including journal entry preparation, balance sheet account reconciliations, and analysis of results.
2. Assists the CFO with the preparation of monthly financial statements
3. Monthly review of the P&L and Balance Sheet as compared to budget, forecast, and prior periods, including explanation of variances.
4. Enters monthly journal entries into the general ledger and maintains appropriate supporting documentation.
5. Manage accounting for fixed asset additions and disposals.
6. Prepares monthly tax returns to include multi-state sales tax, HUT, PT-100, IFTA, and 720's.
7. Prepares year end work papers and analysis for annual compilation and preparation of corporate tax returns.
8. Manages cash flow for accounts payable payments.
9. Works across the organization to provide business analysis on key activities, projects and investments.
10. Assists with special projects.
11. Provide back-up support for other accounting positions as needed to cover absence or assist in periods of high volume. Back-up support includes accounts receivable, credit, billing, and accounts payable.
12. Monitors the quality of accounts receivable by preparing analytical assessments, reviewing aged accounts, and assisting with collection activities.
13. Development and maintenance of accounting procedure manual, including analysis of current procedures and recommended changes to develop and implement best practice accounting procedures.
14. Contributes to establishing financial policies and reporting systems to monitor and maximize return on financial assets.
15. Provide accounting support for mergers and acquisitions. Out of town travel may be required.
Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as accounting guidance and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate concisely, clearly and professionally both in writing and verbally. Ability to write reports, correspondence, and presentations. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Communicates in a courteous and professional manner.

Math Ability:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to troubleshoot and the skill of working through the details of a problem to identify root cause and reach a solution. Strong analytical skills. Critical thinking is a key requirement of the position.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel including use of pivot tables and formulas. Knowledge of computerized accounting systems.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or other business-related field and five (5) or more years of experience working in an accounting position; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates and Licenses:
CPA preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities:
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principals and practices. High degree of confidentiality and business ethics. Deadline and detail oriented and quality focused.
Experience in a manufacturing and distribution environment and cost accounting experience are preferred.
Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with co-workers.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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