CLIENT

Preeminent Center City Philadelphia-based boutique professional services firm, with offices coast-to-coast, and an enduring track record of innovation and exceptional results for their clients.

POSITION TITLE

Senior Accountant

DESCRIPTION

The Senior Accountant, reporting to the Controller, will be responsible for the maintenance of the Firm’s general ledger, verification of financial transactions recorded, development and implementation of period close processes, and assistance with budgeting, planning, reporting, and analytics.

This is a hands-on position and part of a small, nimble Finance team. The successful candidate will be highly organized, technically savvy, and able to effectively communicate with all levels of stakeholders throughout the Firm.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the main steward of the Firm’s general ledger and the coding accuracy of the transactions recorded to the ledger.
  • Prepare accurate, error-free financial statements, budgets, and forecasts according to schedule.
  • Participate in periodic review and improvement of financial standards setting and forecasting processes.
  • Develop, implement, manage, and contribute to monthly, quarterly, and yearly close processes within timelines established by the Firm’s Controller.
  • Assist with inquiries and periodic reviews from outside audit and advisory firm.
  • Verify, manage, and ensure accurate recording of balance sheet account transactions including client expenses advanced, fixed assets, short-term and long-term liabilities, etc.
  • Assist with verification, allocation, posting, and reconciliation of accounts payable.
  • Spot errors and suggest methods to improve transaction processing efficiencies and accuracy.
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting processes and procedures.
  • Provide input into Finance team’s goal setting process.
  • Assist with preparation of tax returns and audits.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Must have 10 years of progressive experience in accounting with thorough knowledge and proficiency with GAAP standards, general ledger systems, and current enterprise financial management systems.
  • Must have at least 7 years of experience in professional services firms (e.g., accounting, law, or management consulting).
  • Must be proficient with creation of financial statements, ad-hoc financial reporting, analysis, and revenue and expense forecasting.
  • Must be tech savvy and proficient with use of software tools including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, online video conferencing platforms, etc.
  • Prior experience with analytics platforms a plus, but not required (e.g., Tableau, Host Analytics, etc.).
  • Requires working knowledge of professional services industry-recognized financial management systems (e.g., Thomson Elite, LexisNexis Juris, Thomson ProLaw, etc.).
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with an ability to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrated desire for continuous learning and a passion for problem-solving and development of efficient, enduring solutions to solve process requirements a must.
  • Ability to successfully work independently with minimal supervision and work well within a team-oriented environment and foster effective team relationships.
  • Professional demeanor, exacting attention to detail, high-quality work standards, and the ability to prioritize and perform effectively under pressure.
  • The ability to read, speak, write, and comprehend the English language is required. Must be able to write reports, business correspondence, and technical procedure manuals intended for a non-technical audience.
  • Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of non-accounting internal customers and other stakeholders.
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting is required.