Senior Accountant – Houston (hybrid) – $80,000 – $90,000
Our client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Accountant to join their Finance team. As a Senior Accountant, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the company’s financial records. This is a hybrid position, offering a mix of on-site and remote work to provide flexibility to the successful candidate.
1) Financial Reporting:
- Prepare and analyze financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Generate regular financial reports for internal and external stakeholders.
- Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and university policies.
2) Budget Management:
- Collaborate with department heads to develop and monitor budgets.
- Track budget variances and provide detailed analysis.
- Assist in the preparation of budget proposals and forecasts.
3) General Ledger Maintenance:
- Oversee the maintenance of the general ledger and chart of accounts.
- Reconcile accounts and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
- Perform month-end and year-end close processes.
4) Audit Support:
- Facilitate external and internal audits by providing necessary documentation and explanations.
- Implement audit recommendations and ensure corrective actions are taken.
- Stay current on accounting regulations and ensure compliance.
- Implement and maintain internal controls to safeguard university assets.
6) Financial Analysis:
- Conduct financial analysis to support strategic decision-making.
- Provide insights and recommendations to improve financial performance.
7) Process Improvement:
- Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency gains.
- Implement best practices in financial management.
8) Training and Mentorship:
- Provide guidance and training to junior accounting staff.
- Foster a collaborative and knowledge-sharing environment within the team.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a senior accounting role.
- Strong knowledge of GAAP and financial accounting principles.
- Experience with accounting software and proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team.
- Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.