Senior Accountant

Empower Associates

Empower Associates is partnered with an international manufacturing company experiencing tremendous growth in the US and seeking to fill a newly created Senior Accountant role in their Charlotte, NC location. Reporting the US Controller, this Senior Accountant will provide support in accounting, financial reporting, internal controls, and compliance matters. Duties will include but not limited to:
 
  • Manage and spearhead the general ledger and month end close entries and related processes.
  • Intercompany accounting across US and international entities and preparing adjusting entries to resolve variance.
  • Prepare and complete analysis of GL account reconciliation and research and analyze effects of transactions on account relationships.
  • Learn, develop, and recommend improvements to accounting procedures and systems in compliance with GAAP and IFRS.
  • Assist in financial statement analysis and forecasting.
  • Collaborate and liaise with internal and external auditors regarding financial transactions and GL account reconciliations.
  • Support finance team in researching discrepancies, clarifying information, and preparing supporting schedules.
  • Assist Controller in reviewing and approving Staff/Junior Accountant’s work and cross training with other team members.
  • Other duties as delegated by finance and accounting leadership.
Qualifications:
  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or CMA is a plus
  • 3 busy seasons of public accounting firm – OR – minimum of 5 years of significantly applicable experience including GL reconciliations and financial statement preparation
  • Experience in a fast-paced and highly regulated industry – ie. pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco, etc. – preferred
  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills able to convey technical information into terms easier to understand for non-finance professionals.
  • A collaborative and agile mindset with professional and positive demeanor.
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