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Senior Accountant

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: FIN1583-2201

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the timely and accurate recording of regular General Ledger (GL) transactions, conducts detailed analysis and reconciliation of accounts and will play an integral role in managing annual audits and related regulatory filing.  



General Ledger Accounting 

  • Prepare journal entries, journal entry support and account analyses for the monthly recognition of accruals, amortizations, allocations, prepaids and deferrals with appropriate support documentation.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed schedules of asset and liability accounts.
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc account reconciliation reports of balance sheet accounts
    • Identify discrepancies or inconsistencies and propose corrective action.
    • Monitor closely to identify and resolve outstanding AR, AP, and other amounts.
  • Ensure GL entries and reconciliations are completed in accordance with established deadlines.
  • Perform monthly revenue and expense analytical reviews upon request.
  • Perform quarterly reconciliation of GL to Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return.
  • Analyze and prepare year-end accruals, ensuring accuracy of financial statements prior to audit.


Audit Manager 

  • Serve as the primary liaison with external auditors and actuaries.
  • Responsible for overall audit planning and follow up through each audit process, in agreement with the Comptroller.
  • Manage audit sample requests and monitor for accuracy and compliance.
  • Communicate audit project status to stakeholders throughout process.
  • Prepare year end consolidated Corporate financial statements and footnotes.
  • Prepare year-end financial statements for VEBA Trust.
  • Engage for and manage the actuarial analysis needed for both financial statement preparation (YE 9/30) and for the plan’s year end (YE 12/31).
  • Prepare the census schedules for the postretirement actuarial analysis for all U.S. contract employees
  • Ensure that audit issues are addressed timely and reviewed at the appropriate levels of management, including managing the development, distribution to responsible managers, and timely implementation of action plans resulting from Management Letter comments
  • Prepare and ensure timely filing of Forms 990 for the Corporation and VEBA Trust
  • Prepare and ensure timely filing of regulatory reports for all retirement plans and VEBA Trust
    • Review and validate census and social security information for retirement plans (Form 8955-SSA)
    • Review and validate information on Forms 5500 for multiple plans prior to filing with Dept of Labor


  • Review transactions for compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Uniform Guidance, internal controls, corporate policies, legal and regulatory requirements, and professional standards.
  • Ensure new accounting pronouncements are addressed and implemented timely
  • Aid in the implementation of new accounting policies, standards, and guidelines.
  • Maintain a central repository of documented financial procedures and policies.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management or Finance required, Master’s degree desirable
  • Current Certified Public Accountant credentials required.


Work Experience:

A minimum of 4 years of relevant corporate accounting experience with progressive, senior level responsibilities.



  • Proficient in non-profit audit and accounting, preferably in an international setting.
  • Ability to collate and present financial data with clear support documentation
  • Proven ability to liaise effectively with auditors.
  • Proven ability to manage projects
  • Proven ability to analyze deficiencies and identify and implement process improvements.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance and OMB audit standards.
  • Ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse internal and external partners at all levels to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and technical skills.
  • Experience handling confidential, sensitive data with a high degree of discretion.
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Solid computer skills with advanced proficiency in Excel required.
  • PeopleSoft experience preferred but not required



Proficiency in English (Mandatory)

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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