• Senior Accounting Analyst

    Experience (Years)
  • Position Overview

    The Senior Accounting Analyst is responsible for accurately performing more complex accounting tasks including account analysis, reconciliations, budget variance analysis, etc. with minimum supervision


    Qualifications Include


    • Flexible to changes in assignments as department needs change.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent active listening skills.
    • Strong analytical/quantitative skills.
    • Well developed interpersonal skills in order to be able to work together to reach a common goal.
    • The ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Demonstrates ability to accomplish tasks by established deadlines; demonstrates discipline in using time management tools and techniques.  Able to prioritize and use time efficiently despite competing demands and priorities.
    • Actively seeks opportunities to improve productivity and operational processes; challenges old and ineffective ways and serves as a catalyst for new approaches.
    • Conducts business in an ethical and honest manner in all dealings with colleagues and others.  Has earned the trust of others and consistently exhibits ethical actions; maintains confidentially.

    Encourages participation and collaboration of team to solve issues that will benefit the organization and their customers.  Fosters commitment to team projects and values the 

    • contributions of team members to the overall team’s success. Have a desire to learn new technologies and accounting practices.




    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Business plus a minimum of five years of accounting experience with a good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or equivalent experience.
    • Must be computer savvy with a strong knowledge of Excel. TM1 and Oracle experience a plus. 


    • Publishing accounting experience a plus.


    • Knowledge of payroll accounting preferred.



    Physical demands:


    Normal physical requirements associated with working in an office environment and prolonged computer use.



    Key Responsibilities

    • For the Monthly close:
      • Records properly supported monthly journal entries.
      • Performs analysis / reconciliation of certain general ledger accounts and provides adequate supporting documentation of the activity and the ending balance of the accounts.
      • Maintains an in-depth / expert understanding of assigned accounts and the governing accounting principles.


    • Reviews assigned sections of the monthly financial statements to ensure accuracy including:
      • Analyzes monthly variances (e.g. actual vs. budget) and determines the cause of variances.
      • Identifies, researched and resolves potential issues / errors.
    • Prepare and analyze annual budget and year end audit schedules as required.
    • May prepare payroll and payroll tax reports, if required.
    • May be assigned other duties in the department but not those of a higher group.



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