Job descriptionOur client s seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Accountant to join the Finance team. As a Senior Accountant, you will play a crucial role in managing and overseeing the financial operations of the company. You will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting, analyzing financial data, and providing strategic insights to support business decisions.
1. Financial Reporting: Prepare and review financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Ensure compliance with accounting principles and company policies.
2. Month-end and Year-end Close: Lead the month-end and year-end closing processes, including journal entries, reconciliations, and financial analysis. Ensure accuracy and completeness of financial records.
3. Budgeting and Forecasting: Assist in the development of annual budgets and periodic forecasting. Analyze variances between actual results and budgeted/forecasted figures. Provide recommendations for cost-saving opportunities.
4. Financial Analysis: Conduct in-depth financial analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and risks. Prepare financial reports and presentations for management and stakeholders. Provide insights and recommendations to support strategic decision-making.
5. Compliance and Audit: Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards, tax regulations, and internal controls. Collaborate with internal and external auditors during financial audits.
6. Process Improvement: Identify opportunities to streamline financial processes and enhance efficiency. Implement best practices and automation tools to improve accuracy and productivity.
7. Team Leadership: Provide guidance and mentorship to junior finance team members. Foster a collaborative and supportive work environment.
1. Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. CPA or equivalent certification is preferred.
2. Proven experience as a Senior Accountant or similar role, preferably in a large organization or public accounting firm.
3. Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting standards, and tax regulations.
4. Proficiency in financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.
5. Advanced Excel skills and experience with financial software (e.g., SAP, Oracle, etc.).
6. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
7. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
8. Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines.
9. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
10. Experience in the retail or consumer goods industry is a plus.