Senior Accountant in New Hyde Park, NY at Vaco

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

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Job Description

Our client, a top-ranked service provider with 30+ locations throughout the tri-state area, is seeking a Senior Accountant. Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for day to day accounting functions. This is a hands-on role involved with the monthly closing processes, financial reporting and ensuring the company's accounting procedures and reporting conform to generally accepted accounting principles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare month-end closing journal entries and analyses for assigned accounts
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance
  • Help lead the implementation of best practices to simplify, standardize and scale our accounting processes
  • Assist in documentation of accounting process and internal controls.
  • Work effectively with other teams, such as Accounts Payable, Payroll and Operations in order to prepare closing entries and to anticipate changes to processes.
  • Analyze complex financial reports and records
  • Perform variance analyses
  • Assist with financial and tax audits
  • Coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments
  • Other responsibilities will include participation in system implementations, special projects, ad hoc analyses


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • Minimum 3-4 years experience; preferably mix of Public and Private
  • In-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Advanced experience in building schedules, processes, reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Proven ability to succeed in a fast paced and constantly changing environment while managing to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail with the ability to see the big picture
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills