Sr Accountant

  • Location
    Forest Grove, Oregon
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Salary
    $ 31 - $ 32
  • Category
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - General

Sr. Accountant

We are looking for an experienced Senior accountant to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying our financial transactions.
Senior accountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. A successful Senior accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts.
Senior Accountant Job Duties:
¿ Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
¿ Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies.
¿ Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
¿ Summarizes financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements.
¿ Produces payroll by initiating computer processing; printing checks, verifying finished product. Completes external audit by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts; providing information for auditors.
¿ Avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements.
¿ Secures financial information by completing database backups.
¿ Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
¿ Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
¿ Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
¿ In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
¿ Familiarity with financial accounting statements
¿ Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
¿ Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
¿ Accuracy and attention to detail
¿ Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
¿ Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) will be preferred

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