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Senior Accountant - Remote

Company: Harbor Freight Tools
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Accountant is proactive and contributes to the delivery of accurate financial statements through account maintenance, reconciliation, and analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare account reconciliations for assigned accounts which will generally include the more complex general ledger accounts
Perform month-end close activities, including journal entry preparation for all areas assigned
Ability to make judgmental estimates with proper support and documentation
Perform monthly analysis and commentary for period over period changes along with variances to budget/forecast
Analyze accounts and resolve discrepancies
Ensure all accruals are recorded properly
Review operating expense accounts to ensure all transactions have been properly recorded provide commentary on changes from period to period
Provide commentary on changes from period to period
Investigate and follow-up on account inquiries from operating managers
Maintain detailed supporting schedules for balance sheet accounts
Enhance processes and ensure internal controls are followed
Prepare schedules for auditors
Engage in frequent face to face, video, and telephonic communication with functional business leaders
Assist in any analyses and investigations as needed in preparation for meetings with Sr. Management (i.e. Op Reviews, Annual Budget, Strategic Plan, etc...)
Assist others in the group as needed
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job

Education (Required):
Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance required

Skills (Required):
Strong GL accounting skills
Detailed oriented
Strong knowledge of US GAAP, accounting principles, internal controls, and financial reporting
Ability to develop, improve, document and follow processes
Ability to provide high quality deliverables while meeting deadlines
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Must be proactive and able to take on projects from idea through completion
Excellent project management, organizing and planning skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Understands the team concept and has a strong desire to be a contributing teammate
Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel
Integrity and ethics that are beyond reproach

Experience (Required/ Preferred):
5+ years of progressive responsibility in accounting and financial reporting
Experience preparing GAAP financial statements (P&L, BS, CF)
2+ years' experience working for a Big 4 company preferred

Keywords: Harbor Freight Tools, St. Louis , Senior Accountant - Remote, Accounting, Auditing , Saint Louis, Missouri

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