Senior Accountant

Sep 11 2019
Accumulus |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

WHO WE ARE

Accumulus is a forward-thinking accounting firm that adopts the latest in cloud technology to bring efficiencies and automation to outsourced accounting processes. We are a strategic partner that collaborates with our clients to deliver insightful and future-focused advice, which empowers them and leads to informed decisions. We are not your typical accounting firm. Our close-knit team is comprised of energetic and results-oriented advisors, who enjoy the work we do to support our clients’ successes.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager and works closely with the Company’s management team. The Senior Accountant is responsible for supporting a full range of services, including, but not limited to, overseeing staff and supporting the financial activities of the Company by performing the following duties for assigned clients.

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Commitment to excellent client service, flexibility, and the ability to manage constantly shifting priorities.
  • Responsible for day-to-day accounting needs for assigned clients and communicate with supervisor regularly on complex issues.
  • Serve as a primary liaison with client personnel; ensure client deadlines are being met and manage client expectations regarding deliverable.
  • Manage and assist staff with accounts payable and accounts receivables functions.
  • Perform monthly closing of client books and producing monthly financial reports and related bank and account reconciliations on a timely basis.
  • Responsible for monitoring expenses of assigned client companies through analyses and comparisons to budget and prior periods, performed in conjunction with timely preparation of financial statements.
  • Preparation and filing of client’s income and general excise tax returns, if required
  • Responsible for compiling/reviewing financial statements.
  • Provide information to client’s external tax accountants and auditors, if required
  • Assist in development and implementation of performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction.
  • Protects organization’s values by keeping information confidential.
  • Actively contribute to the overall positive culture of the company.
  • Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCY STATEMENT(S)

  • Leadership and Management - Ability to organize and effectively manage up to four professionals under time and resource constraints.
  • Change Management - Ability to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions, demonstrated ability to complete assigned tasks.
  • Multi-tasking Skills – Ability to handle multiple assignments and effectively prioritize these in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • People Management Skills – Ability to manage client’s needs and expectations
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to resolve a problem.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task while balancing this with the overall objectives at hand.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Communication – Demonstrates the ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with others both verbally and in writing.
  • Decision Making & Judgment – Record of good judgement and ability to know when to escalate issues.
  • Total Quality Management – Ability to leverage technology to positively impact quality of service and provide common systems for designing and measuring work processes.
  • Attitude - Positive, self-starter attitude and desire to exceed expectations at every opportunity.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

The ideal Senior Accountant is familiar with accounting and financial operations in a fast-paced, for-profit environment. This person will meet most or all of the following requirements:

Education: Undergrad​uate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business, Accounting or other related field.

Experience: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in public accounting and/or the private sector, including at least one year of supervisory experience, or any combination of education and experience which would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the minimum qualifications to perform the essential functions of this position.

Computer Skills Advanced knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and MS Office, including Word, Excel,

PowerPoint and Outlook. Prior knowledge of QuickBooks, Intacct or other accounting software is preferred.

Other Requirements Perform other duties as required. Availability to work additional hours or weekends, as projects demand.