What does a Senior Accountant do? 

A Senior Accountant performs the basic accounting job functions but with higher decision-making and problem-solving requirements. They will be directly involved in all system transaction processing including account reconciliations, payroll, inventory, fixed assets, liabilities and general ledger accounting.

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Senior Accountant Responsibilities 

  • Prepare monthly reporting package to summarize results. 
  • Oversee monthly close process, which includes preparing and posting entries to the general ledger and preparation of account reconciliations.  
  • Ensures effective collections of all Accounts Receivable. 
  • Creates and encodes customer/vendor/employee-related transactions as needed. 
  • Creates and compiles information for the forecasting/budgeting process.    
  • Prepares actual forecast/budget variance analysis and works with the Controller to optimize results. 
  • Interacts with customers and vendors to resolve complaints and concerns.  
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements.  
  • Represents the company in handling day-to-day banking, licensing, and general compliance matters.  

Senior Accountant Qualifications 

  • 4+ years of accounting experience  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, finance or related field. 
  • Experience with accounting software. 
  • Analytical capacity and large picture view.  
  • Effective time management and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  

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