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Accountant

  • Ref: 287970
  • Type: Option-to-Hire
  • Location: Norwood, NJ
  • Industry: Lighting / Other Fixture Manufacturing
  • Job Level: Senior
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

We are currently seeking a Senior Accountant for an opportunity in Norwood, NJ. Reporting to the Corporate Controller, you will be responsible for supporting the accounting and financial reporting environment in our general ledger and consolidation systems as well as its supplemental products.

Job Duties

  • Perform and manage all month-end close activities, including preparation of journal entries and reconciliations for various balance sheet and income statement accounts; 
  • Preparation and review of financial statements to ensure transactions and consolidations are properly reflected and in accordance with U.S. GAAP; 
  • Compare actual financial performance against prior year, budget and forecasted results and provide meaningful explanations of fluctuations / discrepancies; 
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance; 
  • Participate in streamlining and process improvement projects, enhancing the internal controls over accounting systems, processes, metrics, and reporting; 
  • Document accounting and finance processes and assist in the development or enhancement of accounting policies; 
  • Coordinate and provide support to external auditors for the annual audit of the financial statements; 
  • Support tax, treasury and procurement functions, as required. 
  • Support management in completing special projects, ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests, and other tasks as assigned

Experience & Skills Required

  • 3-5 years of related accounting/finance experience, CPA a plus; 
  • Commitment to process improvement and the ability to think “outside the box” 
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP including experience in the preparation of internal and external financial statements; 
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment; 
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills; 
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting ledger systems; 
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)