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Staff Accountant

Company Name:
Nelson Global Products
OVERVIEW:

This position provides general accounting support to the corporate accounting team.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES


Assist with the closing process, including preparation of journal entries and general ledger reconciliations. This includes close coordination with plant controller/accountants and finance partners
Performing account analysis, including ability to identify, research and correct accounting discrepancies
Help facilitate the accurate and timely completion of month and year end reporting process
Support the annual external audit by ensuring supporting schedules and necessary documentation are prepared and reconciled on a timely basis
Analysis of balance sheet and P&L accounts and research and explanation of material variances to accounting manager and finance partner.
Research, recommend and assist in the implementation of necessary process improvements to financial reporting and controls
Maintains organized set of detailed records and files to document financial transactions
Performs other duties as assigned or required including assisting with finance organizational initiatives and act as backup roles for other accounting responsibilities
Competencies:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
Analytical--the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
Problem solving--the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Technical skills-the individual must possess strong US GAAP accounting knowledge related to normal business/manufacturing operations.
Oral communication--the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
Delegation--the individual delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
Management skills--skills includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth.
Quality management--the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Judgment--the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.
Planning/organizing--the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.


Qualifications/requirements:
Should have 1-3 years of experience in all aspects of accounting
Experience in a manufacturing accounting environment preferred
Experience in multi-plant, multi-location environment desirable
Ability to navigate through multiple accounting systems
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
High level problem solving and analytical skills required
Exceptional personal initiative and desire to drive consistent improvement
Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment with upward mobility potentials
Ability to be highly functional in a team environment
Must be able to balance workloads and multi-task while remaining cognizant of multiple reporting deadlines
Must have strong work ethics during high volume periods, including month year end close, and the budgeting season

Education/Training/Experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting
MBA and/or CPA Preferred
Public accounting experience is a plus

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