What does a Senior Accountant do?

Senior Accountant ensures the accuracy and compliance of financial records and reports for an organization. They analyze and interpret financial data to provide insights for decision-making and budget planning. They play a crucial role in shaping strategic decisions by working closely with senior management and business owners.

As a Senior Accountant, they are responsible for organizing financial reports, analyzing cost estimates, reviewing budget goals regularly, and making adjustments to the company’s account statements as necessary.

Senior Accountant Responsibilities

  • Coordinating accounting functions and programs.
  • Preparing financial analyses and reports.
  • Preparing revenue projections and forecasting expenditure.
  • Assisting with preparing and monitoring budgets.
  • Maintaining and reconciling balance sheet and general ledger accounts.
  • Assisting with annual audit preparations.
  • Investigating and resolving audit findings, account discrepancies, and issues of non-compliance.
  • Preparing federal, state, local, and special tax returns.
  • Contributing to the development of new or amended accounting systems, programs, and procedures.
  • Performing other accounting duties and supporting junior staff as required.

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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