The Senior Accountant reports to the Assistant Controller and performs professional accounting work in all areas of responsibility for the firm while adhering to accepted accounting practices and procedures. The Accountant will review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs. The person in this position is responsible for annual financial statement audits, monthly variance analysis, preparation of annual budgets and monthly forecasting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Spearhead production of annual departmental budgets, including assisting and directing chiefs, department heads and office administrators.
- Responsible for production of specific account budgets, e.g., rent, interest and other related duties.
- Prepare monthly financial projections, report monthly finances to management and offer suggestions about resource utilization along with assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
- Prepare rolling twelve months financial forecasts and analyze trends, costs, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future expenses. Identify and communicate significant deviations and adjust rolling forecast as necessary.
- Work with department heads and office administrators to analyze monthly variances between forecast and budget.
- Provide training, guidance and support to Staff Accountant and Accounting Analyst.
- Review and post all journal entries. Review all general ledger activity and post correcting entries.
- Review balance sheet analyses and bank reconciliations.
- Act as the primary liaison between external auditors and the accounting department during the annual financial statement audit of the partnership.
- Ad hoc analysis and special projects as requested by management.
- Relies on judgment and experience to complete tasks. Some tasks will be recurring while others are project in nature.
Education and/or Experience:
• A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited university.
• Must have excellent Excel skills.
• Must be detail oriented and organized.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Must be proactive and attentive to deadlines.
• CPA desired but not required.
• A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in accounting and/or financial analysis with an emphasis on budgets and forecasts is required.