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Senior Accountants, or Senior Financial Accountants, collect and analyze financial information for businesses and advise them on financial decisions. Tasks included on sample resumes of Senior Accountants include preparing monthly expense variance analyses between actual, budget and forecast amounts, and reconciling and analyzing balance sheet and income statement accounts. While a bachelor's degree is a requirement on applicants' resumes, a graduate degree is recommended. Also required is licensure as a Certified Public Accountant, and a professional certification is also recommended.

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Senior Accountant

Set-up 1,000+ fixed assets on new accounting computer software that resulted in a successful conversion.

  • Completed research and implemented a cash conversion for six branches and ten ATMs that saved $24,000 a year in expenses.
  • Developed procedures for new accounting conversion software that was used by other departments to streamline general ledger reconciliations and saved 10 hours a week in staff hours.
  • Formatted new laser checks for accounts payable system that saved $12,000 in expenses per year.
  • Assisted in setting up new budget variance reports for reporting to Managers and Board of Directors.
  • Assisted with external and internal audit process and provided all necessary worksheets/data to minimize billable hours.
  • Streamlined accounting processes to reduce work paper and document requirements.
  • Performed month-end/year-end close, financial statement preparation and budget variances. Assisted management to resolve variances.
Candidate Info
30
years in
workforce
30
years
at this job
C
Accounting
AS
Accounting
2

Senior Accountant

Initiated and completed an Excel project which ultimately assisted with marketing for and acquiring new clients around the world; Increased our clientele by 5% within 3 months.

  • Trained and supervised junior accountants to comply with procedures.
  • Maintained the firm's American Express (AmEx) Account, which included 100 plus members and applied all monthly charges to the accurate general ledger account.
  • Prepared and assisted with general ledger (journal entries) analysis and analyzed and assisted with month and year-end reports.
  • Prepared, maintained and sent out the quarterly required Economic Analysis of Foreign Services and Intangible Assets (BE-125) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
  • Reviewed and assisted with monthly bank reconciliations.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Business Management
MA
Master of Arts
3

Senior Accountant

Perform diversified duties in maintaining and providing accurate and timely financial statements for one of the world's leading staffing companies. Reconcile complex bank statements. Conduct balance sheet flux and reconcile balance sheet accounts in a shared service center with $1B in revenues.

  • Redesigned and implemented more effective and timely procedures for reconciling complex bank reconciliations.
  • Automated preparation of Worker's Compensation monthly accrual, reducing preparation time by 5 hours per month.
  • Organized the Abandoned Property to ensure filing in a timely manner.
  • Improved process for pension audit.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
4

Senior Accountant

Restructured the format of several critical and complicated Balance Sheet account reconciliations which in turn decreased the likelihood of errors as well as the time to complete the reconciliations

  • Completed entire month end close process (prepared and analyzed monthly journal entries as well as the Cash Flow, Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Trial Balance financial statements and Earnings Per Share calculations according to FAS 128 guidelines)
  • Completed account reconciliations and analysis of critical Balance Sheet accounts
  • Prepared and filed all external SEC reports (SEC Forms 10-Q, 10-K, and Forms 3, 4, and 5)
  • Ensured all equity awards including stock options, restricted stock units, and deferred stock awards were issued and accounted for correctly and accurately according to FAS 123R guidelines
  • Worked closely with internal audit ensuring Sarbanes Oxley compliance as well as with external auditors during quarterly reviews as well as the annual integrated audit
  • Assigned projects as requested
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Accountancy And Marketing
5

Senior Accountant

Enlisted to compile and examine financial information to facilitate month, quarter, and annual close. Prepared SEC filings for 10K and 10Q and conducted technical accounting research. Led variance analysis and forecasting activities for complex store pre-opening process encompassing $3M in expenses and monthly operating costs totaling $50M. Established formal account reconciliation processes in accordance with SOX requirements for internal controls. Participated in internal/external audits and provided in-depth competitor evaluation.

  • Spearheaded automation of SG&A leverage reports, reducing time needed for closing procedures by 75%.
  • Extended capitalization period during pre-opening process, resulting in $100K+ capitalized interest.
  • Reengineered store operating profit reporting to provide constructive monitoring tool, identifying multiple areas with opportunity for growth.
  • Isolated gross margin allocation errors and corrected misleading report by 300 basis points.
  • Reviewed 2010 IT capital projects and supplied constructive cost/benefit analysis.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Economics
MS
Accountancy
MBA
Finance
6

Senior Accountant

Responsible for management of $1.5 million in accounts

  • Managed month end closing cycle and performed variance analysis of accounts
  • Retrieved over $10,000 in past due receivables in less than two months
  • Reconciled all bank activity for the 2008-2009 calendar years to clear variance of over $300,000
  • Created a company portal, including 300+ project documentation, organized vendor and client files
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
7

Senior Accountant

Promoted to Senior Accountant (11/2005); Received Wellpoint Impact Award (8/2008)

  • Prepared journal entries, reconciliations and trend analyses as required for monthly close
  • Managed and ensured accuracy of revenue, receivable and expense accrual accounts
  • Interacted with various departments to review & validate financial information
  • Assisted with successful migration of the balance sheet from Oracle to Peoplesoft
  • Cross trained & assisted with the cash disbursement responsibilities
  • Engaged with internal audit team to complete documentation regarding SOX compliance
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BBA
Accounting
Accounting, Finance
8

Senior Accountant

Design and develop cable-free land seismic acquisition systems-Division of Aspect Energy

  • Assisted with the monthly/quarterly financial statements, general ledger, balance sheet reconciliations, journal entries, fixed assets, A/R and A/P.
  • Provided timely explanations of variances between actual results and forecasts/budgets.
  • Reconciled and invoiced US and International subsidiaries.
  • Prepared sales/use tax returns for city and state.
  • Worked with external auditors during reviews and audits to ensure full cooperation from accounting staff and compliance with all qualified requests.
  • Lead and managed two accountants (AP/AR), including selection/hiring, objective setting, performance management, coaching/development and training.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Business Administration
9

Senior Accountant

Responsible for full cycle financial accounting, inclusive of accounts receivable, accounts payable and preparation of biweekly payroll in ADP

  • Prepared monthly account reports and reconciliation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and government contracting requirements
  • Created invoices and provide status reports to staff and government clients
  • Assisted with year-end closing procedures, in addition to 1099 preparation
  • Streamlined current procedures and, develop and implement control systems
  • Supported Vice President with special projects and other responsibilities as assigned
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BBA
Finance
MBA
Business Management
10

Senior Accountant

Prepared month-end journal entries and analysis of fluctuations in expenses, accruals and prepaids.

  • Provided financial statement reporting guidance and support to the District Managers.
  • Assisted in the preparation of account schedules as required by outside auditors.
  • Analyzed and prepared reconciliation schedules for balance sheets accounts, including accounts receivable and bad debt reserves.
  • Reviewed real estate department's requests for payment of rents, CAM, and taxes for approximately 300 dental clinics.
  • Reviewed and analyzed calculation of dentist's salaries
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration

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