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Senior Accountant - Healthcare in Brentwood, TN at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/21/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Brentwood, TN
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/21/2018
  • Job ID:
    SA82118

Job Description

Job Description

The Senior Accountant will perform a wide variety of accounting and finance responsibilities, including the preparation or review of recurring and non-recurring journal entries, account reconciliations, various tasks in the monthly close process, P&L variance analysis, and the preparation or review of various other analyses. We are searching for Senior Accountants who are strong in general accounting concepts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Monthly preparation or review of journal entries, account reconciliations, and other analyses
  • Review of line item variances to budget and last year during the monthly close process, including research, written explanations, and support on follow-up questions
  • Review journal entries and other GL requests (prepaids/accrual engine items) to ensure validity, accuracy and compliance
  • Oversee close process to ensure open communication between teams and deadlines are being met
  • Review balance sheet reconciliations on a quarterly basis and conduct meetings with the accounting teams on findings
  • Analyze key metrics related to journal entries being posted by each accounting team including presentation of these metrics to the teams
  • Analyze General Ledger activity to identify data quality issues and to ensure all postings are in compliance with internal policies and controls
  • Provide support to the accounting department and troubleshoot issues regarding general ledger configuration
  • Proactively look for opportunities to improve the quality of GL data
  • Supports company initiatives to ensure GL elements are being updated in alignment with the project including updating and testing as needed.
  • Assist the master data team with the setup of new general ledger accounts
  • Assists in development and implementation of new accounting policies and procedures
  • Performs control activities and works with internal auditors to ensure SOX compliance
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements
  • Ad hoc requests and projects as necessary

REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, Business or Economics
  • Master's of Accounting or MBA preferred
  • CPA Preferred

Experience/Skills:

  • 2-6 years of related accounting experience
  • Solid understanding of GAAP accounting and internal controls
  • Understanding of system configuration
  • Possesses strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Excellent time management skills; deadline oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in excel