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Senior Accountant

Company: Kforce
Location: Oakland
Posted on: September 22, 2018

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES:Kforce has a client in search of a Senior Accountant in Oakland, California (CA). The Senior Accountant is responsible for the proper and timely recording of financial transactions in the general ledger in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), client policies and internal control standards.

Essential Job Functions:



  • Responsibilities include analyzing account transactions, preparing complex account reconciliations, resolving reconciling items, and preparing accounting statements and reports
  • Provides training for systems processes and procedures for accounting team members
  • Facilitates productivity, system and procedural changes to streamline processes and increase productivity
  • Plans, coordinates and resolves accounting matters with other accounting team members, departments, and business units
  • Works independently and provides guidance to Accountants and Accounting Technicians
  • Develops solutions to accounting problems of moderate scope and complexity
  • Works under the direction of Lead Senior Accountant and Accounting Manager
  • Ensures proper and timely recording of financial transactions in the general ledger in accordance with GAAP, client policies and internal control standards
  • Communicates and supports analytical findings
  • Pursues resolution of business issues impacting the financial statements in a proactive, independent manner
  • Prepares journal entries, including appropriate documentation
  • Ensures that general ledger and sub-ledger are reconciled, and reconciling items are resolved
  • Prepares schedules, supporting documents, and variance analyses for management
  • Prepares account reconciliations for moderate to complex accounts
  • Performs account reconciliations for review of Lead Senior Accountant and Accounting Manager
  • Participates in month end close activities
  • Proactively participates in month-end balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position

    REQUIREMENTS:


    • B.A. degree in Finance or Accounting
    • CPA preferred
    • Minimum of six (6) years of related experience in financial analysis, preparing financial reports, statements, projections and budgeting
    • Experience researching solutions for simple to moderately complex accounting issues
    • Working knowledge of GAAP, internal controls, and accounting procedures
    • Knowledge and ability to translate data into accurate financial and management reports
    • Aptitude for numbers, organization skills and strong attention to detail
    • Strong spreadsheet (Excel) and word processing (Word) skills
    • Flexibility to perform a variety of detailed accounting functions and meet established deadlines
    • Ability to integrate data from multiple sources, and determine adequacy for financial reporting requirements for GAAP, Department of Insurance and Department of Managed Health Care
    • Ability to build good relationships within the department, across department lines and with external third parties
    • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and meet deadlines
    • Ability to assist with SOX compliance related to assigned accounting responsibilities


      Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

      Keywords: Kforce, Laguna , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Oakland, California

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