Senior Accountant – Mortgages USA
Senior Accountant 2017-10-19T03:34:17+00:00

Senior Accountant

Job Title: Associate Corporate Counsel

Date: October 2017

Reports To: Assistant Controller

Department: Accounting

Location: Corporate

Type of Position: Full-time

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary: The Senior Accountant is to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying financial transactions. Their responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining the general ledger, and preparing month-end close procedures. A successful Senior accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in month-end close in a timely manner
  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Reconcile bank and account balances on a monthly basis
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Provide technical support and advice on Management accountant
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Collaborate with accounting assistants and bookkeepers
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Liaise with the Assistant Controller and Accounting manager to improve financial procedures


  • Active Learning – Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making
  • Analyze – Breakdown a problem to see what is really going on
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Flexible – Can carry out many different responsibilities, sometimes with very little notice
  • Handle Complaints – Deal effectively with complaints made by customers or constructive criticism from your supervisor/manager, company
  • Interpreting – Look at things and make sense of them, figure out what makes things work, why there is a problem, etc.
  • Resourceful – Think of new, creative and different ways to do things when there are not obvious solutions available
  • Speaking and Listening – Talk to others to convey information effectively, give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions, as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Time Management – Plan your time so that you don’t forget to do things, you’re almost always/always on time and you know how to prioritize and give yourself enough time to do the things you need to do


  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership, technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Computers  Knowledge of computer software, including such applications as Microsoft Office and QuickBooks
  • Forward Thinking – The ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies
  • Fostering Teamwork – The ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together
  • Initiative – Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it
  • Managing Performance – The ability to take responsibility for one’s own or one’s employees’ performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly
  • Oral and Written Communication – The ability to express oneself clearly in conversation and interactions with others and express oneself clearly in business writing
  • Technical Expertise – Has the knowledge and skills to perform a particular task.


  • Analytical – The ability to breakdown a problem to see what is really going on
  • Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Goal Setting – The ability to set goals for yourself/others to achieve and plan ways to achieve them
  • Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  • Oral Comprehension and Expression – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences and the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Written Comprehension and Expression – The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given situation, read and understand information and ideas presented in writing, and develop creative ways to solve a problem

Experience and Education:

  • BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, CPA (preferred)
  • Two-Four years’ experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  •  Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like FreshBooks and QuickBooks
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including vlookups and pivot tables
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

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