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Senior Accountant - 17-02191
Ref No.: 17-02191
Location: Parsippany, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Senior Accountant – External Reporting 

Overview 

Our client is currently seeking a Senior Accountant – External Reporting.
The Senior Accountant – External Reporting will be responsible for assisting with the coordination and preparation of the Company's external financial reporting requirements and other required government (census) reporting.
Additionally, this position will assist with the preparation and review of other financial statements such as for the Company's pension and 401(K) plans.
This individual will partner with Investor Relations and business units across the Company to gather and analyze information to be included in the Company's publicly reported financial information. 

Responsibilities 
  • The Senior Accountant – External Reporting will assist with the preparation of SEC-compliant quarterly 10-Q filings, Press Releases and the Company's Annual Report (Form 10-K and Proxy).
  • Responsibilities include researching, drafting and supporting footnote and MD&A disclosures.
  • S/he will also coordinate and complete special projects as requested by management, as well as assist in the preparation of various internal reports as requested by management.
  • The Senior Accountant will assist with the preparation of other financial statements such as for the Company's pension plan and the 401(k) plan.
  • This position will prepare and submit all required U.S. Government and Canadian census filings. 
Qualifications 

To be qualified for this position you must have: 
  • A 4 year Accounting degree 
  • 4+ years professional experience 
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP, including experience in researching accounting literature 
  • Strong communication (oral and written), listening and analytical skills 
  • Ability to manage own work and multi-task amid shifting priorities 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and must be willing to work extended hours 
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management as well as with external auditors 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • CPA strongly preferred 
  • Experience working with HFM and JD Edwards 
  • Experience working with WebFilings and knowledge of XBRL reporting requirements 
  • Previous experience, such as public accounting or comparable accounting/finance experience, with 10Q, 10K and other SEC filings