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Senior Accountant in Sandy Springs, GA at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/11/2019

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Job Description

Updated 3-11-19

Vaco Atlanta is searching for 2 Senior Accountants; both key members a growing client's Accounting Team in Sandy Springs, GA (one is in Alpharetta). 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 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 Intacct (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