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Senior Financial Reporting Accountant in Southfield, MI at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/8/2018

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Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting

As a member of the Global Corporate Accounting team, the Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting is responsible for ensuring high quality and timely global consolidated financial statement reporting and acts as a key resource to the organization for accounting guidance and support.

The Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting position is located in Southfield, MI, reporting to the Director of Financial Reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare quarterly and annual global consolidated financial statements including financial disclosures.
  • Perform monthly financial statement analytical review procedures.
  • Research U.S. GAAP technical accounting guidance to ensure compliance with existing standards and understand impact of pending standards.
  • Assist with the implementation of new accounting standards and advise on accounting treatment for complex or unique transactions.
  • Develop corporate accounting policies and procedures.
  • Act as a key point of contact for external auditors and provide audit coordination and support.
  • Support accounting for stock-based compensation.
  • Complete or assist in financial reporting for various international operations statutory requirements and U.S. government economics reporting. Review differences between local statutory financial statements and U.S. GAAP reporting for reasonableness.
  • Support integration of financial reporting for newly acquired entities. Ensure consistency of financial statement methodologies and classification across entities.
  • Identify opportunities to further leverage financial systems; improve efficiency and effectiveness of internal and external financial reporting.
  • Act as a business partner to colleagues across functions and consulting communities. Proactively provide information and solutions. Serve as a key resource to the organization for accounting and financial reporting guidance and support.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues to continuously improve the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of financial statements.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree with emphasis in accounting required.
  • CPA with minimum 3 years public accounting experience required (Big 4 or large regional firm preferred).
  • Advanced and broad analytical and technical accounting skills.
  • Self-motivated. Initiates activities with high degree of drive, passion, and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Refines work processes and deliverables to ensure a great customer experience.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities effectively in order to meet strict deadlines. Ability to work independently and under time constraints.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Experience with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) system a plus.
  • Forms sustainable relationships with colleagues within and across functional areas.
  • Must have the ability to work full time in an fast-paced office environment; Must be physically able to sit/stand at a computer and work in front of a computer screen for significant portions of the work day.