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Lead Senior Accountant in Cary, NC at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/3/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Cary, NC
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 6 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    8/3/2018
  • Job ID:
    BBBH149080

Job Description


Our client is looking for a strong senior accountant to lead the staff in a variety of accounting responsibilities.

In order to be considered for this role you should have solid experience with:

1) Revenue recognition (software rev rec will be a strong advantage)
2) Accruals and deferrals
3) Intercompany transactions
4) Contract review
5) ASC 606 compliance
6) Capitalization of software development costs, etc.

In order to be qualified for this role, you MUST have:

1) a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
2) 5+ years of experience in public accounting and private industry or all private industry
3) Solid GAAP knowledge
4) Strong Excel skills (proficient with LOOKUPS, pivot tables, complex if/then statements, etc. Macro writing a plus.)
5) Experience reading customer contracts
6) Strong documentation skills (workpapers, processes, controls, variance explanations, etc.)
7) Strong organizational and time management skills with a history of recognizing priorities and consistently meeting deadlines
8) Strong work ethic; takes ownership and demonstrates initiative in solving problems

You will be considered a top candidate if you have:

1) Some experience/training in revenue recognition
2) a CPA certification or are in the process of taking the CPA exam
3) experience with ASC 606

Among other responsibilities you will be involved in:

1) Review of staff journal entries, reconciliations, reports or other such workpapers as assigned by Controller
2) Preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, reporting and analysis for advanced accounting matters such as software capitalization, capital leases and software revenue recognition
3) Developing ad-hoc or non-routine journal entries, reports, reconciliations, analysis, etc. as requested
4) Performing GAAP research and GAAP applications as requested
5) Supporting internal and external audit and tax engagements (financial statement audits, 401k audits, tax returns, etc.)
6) Taking a lead role in various accounting projects including system upgrades, internal control reviews and other projects as assigned
7) Driving efficiency through the optimization of accounting procedures
8) Serving as backup to Controller and mentoring less experienced staff

If you are qualified, please apply below and include a resume in Word format. Questions? Please contact Beth Shandley, Nick Palacios, Joe Lucas, Ruth Y. or Josh VanNamee at 919-719-6500.

Note: Your resume will never be submitted to a client company without your prior knowledge and approval.

U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

Know someone who is well-qualified for this role? If you refer someone to us, and we place them at any time in the future, Vaco will send you a generous referral bonus.