Senior Accountant

  • Competitive
  • El Paso, TX, USA El Paso TX US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Hunt Mortgage Group
  • 19 Aug 18 2018-08-19

Senior Accountant

Position Summary
The Senior Accountant performs various duties to support the accounting function's goal of timeliness and accuracy including preparation of journal entries, budget comparison, and monthly financial reporting. The Senior Accountant is responsible for ensuring proper accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and reviewing financial reporting packages to meet internal and external requirements as applicable. As the Senior Accountant, you are a member of the accounting team, and you are accountable for meeting the deadlines set by your manager, in-order for your team to meet internal and external reporting commitments to owners, partners, and lenders.

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepare, review, and analyze financial statements with referenced work papers and supporting schedules.
  • Review and evaluate implications of legal documents as they pertain to accounting transactions.
  • Prepare and review complex journal entries and coordinate the month-end closing process.
  • Record cash disbursements and receipts, prepare accrual entries, and reconcile general ledger account balances.
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and other special reporting requirements, including intercompany activity analysis and consolidation process.
  • Assist with external auditor requests.
  • Research and document GAAP accounting policies including writing memos to support accounting treatment for unique transactions.
  • Analyze account balances and prepare variance explanations.
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets.
  • Supervise and review delegated activities.
  • Serve as backup for department tasks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in accounting, CPA preferred.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience, preferably corporate accounting, and reporting.
  • Must be able to work within specified deadlines.
  • Ability to identify problems, collect and analyze data and draw logical conclusions.
  • Ability to multitask and work as part of a team to meet team goals in addition to individual responsibilities.
  • Strong analytical and detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience with JD Edwards- Enterprise One and/or other large ERP systems preferred.
  • Experience with Reports Now, Hubble or other financial report-building programs preferred
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with MS Office applications. Advanced working knowledge of MS Excel is required.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Experience with legal document review, financial statements, generally accepted accounting principles, and internal control policies and procedures.
  • Capable of prioritizing efficiently.

Other Skills
Requires a detail oriented, independent thinker who can be a part of a team and demonstrates strong attention to detail, and demonstrate knowledge of accounting practices and procedures. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and industry professionals.