Senior Accountant in Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Cary at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/24/2021

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Job Description


Our client base has ongoing, immediate needs for a Senior Accountant at an Accounting Manager to Controller-level skill-set, and always doing hands-on work.

Vaco Consultants will be responsible for adhering to accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. This position will need to work to tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities, including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end client audit projects, and the support of budget and forecast activities.


  • Overall day-to-day management of financial reporting accuracy and processing of client information
  • Balance sheet reconciliations, including cash, fixed assets, payroll, and other accruals
  • Review and approval of account classifications
  • Review of G/L for any missing transactions and overall accuracy
  • Oversight of AP, AR, payroll, cost accounting (if applicable)
  • Assisting in the formulation of the budget and preparing the monthly budget variance analyses
  • Technical accounting research, including revenue recognition, leases, stock-based compensation, and business combinations

Skills and experience:

  • 8+ years of progressive accounting and finance experience, ideally with experience in month-end close and financial reporting
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, CPA preferred
  • Experience in a public accounting firm or consulting services environment preferred
  • Strong technical financial accounting (GAAP) knowledge
  • Knowledge of accounting/ERP software, including NetSuite, Intacct, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics Suite, and QuickBooks
  • Knowledge of reporting systems, including with OneStream, Hyperion, Adaptive Planning preferred
  • Experience working in a paperless environment strongly preferred

Personal attributes:

  • Client service-focused team player with a positive "can-do" attitude
  • Ability to commit for duration of engagement
  • Ability to work autonomously with little direction
  • Ability to upward manage hiring manager overseeing project delivery
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills


Vaco's accounting and finance team is made up of senior and executive-level industry veterans from public accounting firms and industry. We've done the audits, managed compliance with new regulations, and navigated mergers, integrations and other demanding projects.

We have direct relationships with hiring managers, so you can expect that we proactively market your skill-set to prospective clients that we mutually agree make sense-promoting your strengths to our client relationships.

If you are available immediately to begin a consulting engagement with Vaco, and you want to partner with the best consulting firm in the Triangle, apply today to learn more, gain market insights, and join our growing consulting base.