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Sr. Accountant - Somerset, NJ - $30-33/hr in Franklin Township, NJ at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

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Job Description

We are currently seeking a Sr. Accountant for an immediate need on a consulting basis. Candidate must have corporate hands on accounting experience. Public Accounting experience is preferred but not required. Pharmaceutical industry experience is strongly preferred.

The Senior Accountant will perform monthly P&L and balance sheet analysis, oversee accounts payable posting and monthly close, process monthly accruals, amortization, and allocations, and perform other projects as necessary. This individual should have strong knowledge of the general ledger and its relationship with the various sub ledgers, as well as a strong understanding of monthly accruals related to payroll and other expenses.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Review of monthly project P&Ls and preparation of necessary journal entries and accruals, including, but not limited to:
    • analysis of wages, bonus, and other compensation related earnings
    • Analysis of chargeback items, including travel and other miscellaneous expenses, including review and correction of variances
      • analysis of actual results against forecast
      • Analysis of postings from various modules, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and expense management to determine accuracy
      • Review and preparation of journal entries related to billing department uploads
      • Review and monthly update of assigned Balance Sheet accounts
      • Manage monthly prepaid activity and book amortization
      • Oversee Accounts Payable coding and monthly close of sub-ledger to general ledger
      • Process monthly allocations
      • Upload of monthly forecast and accrual files
      • Serve as a backup for Fleet analysis and posting
      • Special projects as assigned

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

Required Education:

-BS degree in Accounting or Finance

Required Skills:

-Strong experience with month end close processes and financial statement review

-Strong experience with computerized financial systems (PeopleSoft a strong plus)

-Strong Excel knowledge


-Individual must be a self-starter, analytical, and deadline oriented

-Must be willing to work overtime, especially during month end close periods