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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