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Senior Accountant
Ref No.: 18-16288
Location: Foster City, California
Must have skills
5-7 years of Accounting related experience. Must have expertise in Excel (vlook ups, pivot tables would be on the basic side). Experience in Oracle Gl, SAP, Net suite or other related system applications. Must have exceptional communication skills. Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.
Nice to have skills
Anyone that has worked at a Big 4 accounting firm.
Roles and responsibilities
See JD. Will be part of North America controllership team and help cover a maternity leave.
Preference on industry background or previous companies worked for?
No Preference
Duration of assignment and possible extensions
This is to cover a maternity leave, contract start/end dates for the most part fixed. Small possibility of extension.

Responsibilities of this role includes:
• Analyzing, interpreting and accounting for financial transactions aligned with the business functions supported.
• Ownership of related components of the consolidated Balance Sheet and Income Statement, including month-end pre-close and close activities such as pre-close meetings with the business, and proper review and accounting for accruals and prepayments, account reconciliations, and analytical review of account and trend activity.
• Finance liaison to key business stakeholders, across various levels of management, including pre-close activities to ensure a smooth close cycle, and providing finance operational support such as properly reviewing purchase orders, and ensuring proper receiving and accruals.
• Effectively applying U.S. GAAP principles in business contract or initiatives reviews, including the application of accrual-basis accounting for revenue and expenses, analysis of reporting revenues gross vs. net, classification of operating expense vs. contra revenue, and capitalization of internally-developed software

Qualifications & Competencies
• B.S. in Accounting or related field, CPA, and at least five to seven years of professional accounting experience, preferably in a publicly-traded company and/or with a public accounting firm
• Strong accounting, quantitative and analytical skills and ability to accurately apply key U.S. GAAP accounting principles to various different business situations
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent written, oral, listening and presentational skills and ability to work well under pressure and interact at all levels as a thought-partner
• Proficient with Oracle R12 or similar enterprise accounting system.
• Proficient in internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley
• Experience with Ariba or other Purchasing application and implementation a plus.
• Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
• Capable of handling and prioritizing multiple tasks, possess good judgment and organizational skills, able to work independently, and be extremely flexible
• Teamwork is essential to the group, so it is critical that the candidate interact with other team members and managers collaboratively and effectively