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Job Title:            Senior Accountant – Financial Services

Job Location: Trivandrum, India

Job Overview:        

Senior Accountant supports the Financial Services team in the preparation of financial statements including supporting schedules and reconciliations, as well as preparing & recording routine journal entries for monthly closings, banking transactions, monitoring collections and vendor disbursements for specified countries as assigned.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In accordance with monthly closing schedule, prepare monthly journal entries and reconciliations of balance sheet accounts.  Maintain complete and accurate electronic records of all reconciliations and journal backup documentation.
  • Facilitate posting of central credit card purchase transactions related to business expenses to the general ledger.  Maintain complete and accurate electronic records of credit card receipts.
  • Assist with system configuration and data migration activities
  • Assist with external audit requirements. This includes timely support for audit selections and clear explanation to close audit requests quickly and efficiently.
  • Other projects as assigned by Financial Services Lead or direct team lead as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree with major or concentration in accounting required.
  • Advanced degree or accounting certifications a plus
  • 4-6 years of general ledger accounting experience
  • Using G/L systems. Preferred experience in SAP or similar ERP systems including ability to data mine information independently to investigate, understand and close issues by recommending corrective actions
  • Preparing, analyzing and maintaining BS reconciliations in a clear understandable format that explains the ending balance Skills/Competencies
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Excel skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices and to determine appropriate action independently
  • Superior problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility in work schedule during peak periods – i.e.; monthly close, annual audits, etc…

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of GAAP; Ability to determine proper treatment of financial transactions based on GAAP.
  • Strong analytical skills; Provide insightful analysis of data and proactively identify and resolve issues.
  • Ability to research issues and present these solutions to supervisor.