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Senior Accountant

St. Louis, MO

Post Date: 07/17/2018 Job ID: 10497 Position Type: Accounting and Finance

The Senior Accountant will support the financial close processes for the company. He/she will own specific areas of the close and be a be a key resource to other groups within the organization. This role will have the opportunity to learn steady state processes and have a voice in recommending new redesigns or improvements due to the merger of the company' s legacy firms, new financial system conversions and outsourced Finance Service Center (FSC) activities managed by Accenture.

This person will also be a change agent to help the Company' s controllership function prepare for public company readiness and assist with accounting for acquisitions. He/she will contribute to the development and maintenance of a robust controls environment for the operations and compliance with GAAP and Company accounting policies

  • Responsibilities

  • Join with the Controllership team in partnering with FP&A and other stakeholders to drive effective coordination and communication throughout the monthly close process

  • Perform regular and recurring accounting functions requiring professional competency

  • Establish appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records, research of transactions, and reporting

  • Prepare, review, and analyze journal entries to the general ledger, ensuring data integrity and accuracy

  • Listen, analyze and work with other functions to propose entries that need to be made in areas where judgement is required.

  • Review and approve work prepared by the FSC

  • Partner with the Accenture outsourcing team on daily accounting procedures and close procedures with regard to areas of responsibility

  • Research and respond to internal and external accounting/financial questions and resolve issues

  • Assist in ensuring key internal controls and effective accounting policies are in place.

  • Effectively utilize the Company' s financial reporting tools (Workday, Salesforce, AS400, Peoplesoft, and HFM) to improve the efficiency of the monthly close processes

  • Be an enthusiastic ambassador of the company culture to support the continued integration of the legacy firms


  • Bachelor' s degree in Accounting

  • 4+ years of experience in accounting roles, preferably with financial close experience

  • Strong knowledge of ERP' s and database software packages Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Strong problem-solving ability

  • Effective and efficient time management and organization skills

  • Detail oriented and thorough

  • Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Self-directed individual who is comfortable working in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively and be comfortable explaining accounting concepts to people with non-financial backgrounds

  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with high initiative, flexibility and team approach to work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA

  • Real estate industry experience

  • Public Accounting experience

Larry Weinberg

Larry has over 15 years of staffing experience focused on financial executive search. He is a CPA and also has several staffing industry certifications including the CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant), CSP (Certified Staffing Professional) and the CTS (Certified Temporary – Staffing Specialist). I look forward to assisting you with your search and assessing whether this role could be a good fit for you. Please apply confidentially to learn more!

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