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Senior Accountant in Alpharetta, GA at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/1/2019

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Job Description

Vaco Atlanta is searching for a Senior or a Lead Accountant to be a key member of a fast growing client's Accounting Team in Alpharetta, GA. This is an exciting opportunity to create new processes as our client's business continues to grow. The successful Senior / Lead Accountant will also have the opportunity to further develop leadership skills by coaching and developing staff. The ideal candidate is analytical, enjoys a fast paced high growth environment, and is a self-starter. This position reports to the Corporate Accounting Manager and reviews the work of the Staff Accountants.


  • Review payroll journal entries, schedules, and reconciliations (including salary, vacation, bonus, 401k and related accruals)
  • Assist in developing a policy and implementing a process for the new accounting standard ASC 350-40 (Capitalizing costs associated with implementation of SAAS applications)
  • Perform month, quarter and year-end close procedures including review of journal entries and account reconciliations to maintain an efficient and accurate close process
  • Preparation of fluctuation analyses and performance of financial statements analytics, providing relevant explanations for fluctuations provided to senior management
  • Ensure proper application of US GAAP to accounting transactions
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements; suggest and implement improvements to scale and automate manual procedures and computations
  • Manage and develop staff and senior accountants
  • Primary point of contact with the external auditors; coordinate and assist in driving the execution of quarterly review and year-end audit procedures and requests throughout the year, including review of schedules
  • Collaboration with FP&A to understand and explain budget vs. actual variances
  • Implementation and documentation of internal controls and procedures as required by SOX
  • Participation in process streamlining and improvement projects
  • Support external reporting needs, as necessary
  • Perform other special projects and analyses as directed by management


  • Minimum of 3 years accounting experience - Public accounting experience a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance - CPA preferred
  • Experience working in a high-tech, high-growth company strongly preferred
  • SAAS company experience preferred
  • Ability or Desire to research and resolve technical accounting issues and draft accounting memorandums
  • Experience managing junior staff with an interest in team development
  • Comprehensive understanding of financial accounting and reporting under US GAAP and SEC requirements
  • Experience working with NetSuite or a large-scale ERP is preferred
  • Experience with BlackLine a plus
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-growing environment where change is the norm; strong multitasking skills, and flexibility to alternate from one project to the next quickly
  • Strong organization skills
  • Energetic, driven and dedicated