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Accounting Analyst

Apply Now Job ID R-345845 Date posted 08/26/2019

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Accounting Analyst position requires an experienced accountant to perform moderately complex accounting activities relating to maintenance of complete and accurate general ledger accounts, financial statements, and managerial reports. This position creates journal entries, acts as a liaison between centralized A/P function and local finance, and ensures compliance with Company policies.

The Accounting Analyst will be required to collaborate with Business Unit functions and all levels of management to ensure the accuracy of quarterly headcount projections and annual headcount budgets as well as to monitor and track headcount changes for purposes of providing analysis and commentary for management decision support. Additionally, this position is responsible for completing special projects as assigned.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Ensure financial statement accuracy by reconciling account balances and creating journal entries within tight month-end deadlines.
  • Interface with Shared Service A/P, ensuring accurate account coding, purchase order application, and appropriate invoice approval levels are met.
  • Record payroll journal entries and accruals into the general ledger and prepare Headcount report on a monthly basis.
  • Understands budgeting, planning and operational data to run reports and develop ad-hoc reports using the excel and standardized planning tools.
  • Track and maintain headcount forecast for all changes in headcount
  • Supports planning and budgeting effort for the US Region Business Unit
  • Prepares ad hoc analysis for Finance Leadership, Business Partners and Segment FP&A on an as-needed basis.
  • Oversight of expense report processing in the Concur system
  • ​Support questions and issues that arise related to Concur from employees
  • Follow-up up on delinquent reports to ensure that payment deadlines are met
  • Research PHH fines related to the sales team and ensure prompt payment
  • Assist in SOX testing and testing coordination
  • Responsible for ad-hoc analysis and information requests from business unit leaders
  • Works collaboratively with Financial Analyst in preparation and distribution of standard business unit reports including month-end reports and information reports for quarterly compilations and year-end audit
  • Writes up journal entries to adjust and/or reclass general ledger coding as needed within 24 hours of proofing.
  • Analyze expense reports to ensure that they conform to company policy and are coded to appropriate expense accounts
  • Provide training on Concur and Sunshine Act as needed including Salesforce training
  • Provide technical guidance and training to employees on accounting procedures.
  • Assists with month-end closing including prepare and book monthly accruals for Concur T&E activity
  • Interact with all levels of management
  • Special projects as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong Microsoft Excel proficiency needed, including the ability to create and manipulate data and create pivot tables, VLOOKUPS, etc.
  • Knowledge of accounting policies and procedures – GAAP/IFRS/SOX
  • Good organizational skills, including close attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a proactive manner under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various intricacies of the accounting processes, and how the accounting activities interrelate to the company’s operational and financial processes.
  • Capable of analyzing and resolving complex accounting issues of a broad scope using independent judgment
  • Highly responsive, with a strong sense of urgency paired with a definitive emphasis on quality control
  • The ability to work effectively in a high growth environment and a rapidly changing organization.
  • Collaborative working style, ability to foster effective working relationships and build trust across a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; comfortable dealing with all levels of management and maintaining relationships with divisional personnel
  • Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:
  • Familiarity with additional software programs is highly valued (JDE).
  • Experience with Concur for expense report processing

Education and/or Experience:

  • Four year degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 2+ years professional experience with general ledger monthly close activities, with a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • 1 year audit experience preferred

Primary Work Location

USA AZ - Tempe BPV Building 3

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