• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 20 Aug 17

Senior Accountant

Location: New York, NY, USA


  • Responsible for accounting areas including, but not limited to, company's legal expense, captive insurance, lease obligation, 3 rd party commissions, audit fee accrual, monthly, quarterly and annual search for unrecorded liabilities
  • Records/reviews monthly journal entries in compliance with US GAAP and Moody's Global Accounting Policies (MGAP)
  • Ensures accounting transactions are recorded timely in accordance with the monthly close schedule and ensure that all journal entries are appropriately supported
  • Prepares/reviews monthly balance sheet reconciliations, identifies and resolves reconciling items
  • Provide clear and correct variance explanation
  • Prepares monthly domestic and consolidated balance sheet and income statement flux analyses
  • Executes, with limited assistance, the daily procedures for their accounting areas, including communications with the different lines of business, reviewing daily transactions, identifying accounting changes, coordinating with other accounting teams, JVs and affiliates, and ensuring timeliness of deliverables
  • Liaises with various departments to obtain support for accounting transactions
  • Analytically reviews accounting transaction support for issues
  • Performs detailed transaction analyses to calculate journal entry amounts
  • Applies accounting judgment when calculating journal entry amounts, using the chart of accounts, identifying reconciliation items, reviewing contracts, and performing account analyses; detailed review with direct manager
  • Assists in the identification, research and resolution of operational issues through regular and special analysis to ensure proper accounting
  • Reviews contracts to ensure compliance with Moody's policies and identify accounting implications; provides feedback to legal or other departments
  • Gathers supporting documentation for internal and external audits and fields related questions
  • Prepares additional account analysis for Internal Audits, External Audits, and ad-hoc requests
  • Review/update internal control SOX narratives and assist with annual SOX design walkthroughs
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications
  • Understands US & local GAAP, internal control policies and Moody's Global Accounting Policies (MGAP) with respect to their procedures
  • Additional duties/projects as assigned by your manager


FIN

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • 4-5 years accounting experience (preferably in a large multi-national company or in a major CPA firm).
  • Advanced degree or pass CPA exam or parts passed is preferable.
  • Intermediate knowledge of SEC reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of a major financial system (preferably PeopleSoft).
  • Competent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, analytic skills, and attention to details.
  • Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives


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