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WP Senior Accountant

Company: Advantage Solutions
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Job Description:

SummarySenior Accountant WaypointWe are looking for a detailed and results-driven Senior Accounting with experience in Inventory Accounting to join the team in Tampa, Florida. The ideal candidate will have experience with full cycle accounting, combined with exceptional financial practice of creating financial reports specifically designed to track the financial progress of the entire project management cycle (including budget to variance analysis, tracking direct and indirect overhead, work breakdown structure, labor, funding, production accounting and revenue recognition).Waypoint is the first-ever national sales and marketing agency with partnerships into theandchannels. You can find more information at. Waypoint is a subsidiary of the Company.Responsibilities

  • Responsible for accurate and timely recording of Project Revenue
  • Analysis and Reporting Responsibilities
  • Responsible for Audits related to Revenue Recognition and Project Accounting
  • All other duties as assignedQualifications
    • (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
    • 2-5 years of experience in prior accounting/finance experience
    • 2-5 years of experience in job cost accounting, project accounting, revenue and cost recognition, general ledger, journal entries and fixed assetsResponsibilitiesThe Company is one of North Americas leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.Job Duty
      • Manage the month end closing process and monthly forecasts as applicable. Prepare journal entries with proper supporting documentation. Ensure all deadlines are met. Analyze for discrepancies and solve or escalate any issue which may arise.
      • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording of revenue and expenses. Uses knowledge of accounting principles/GAAP as well as understanding of business operations to determine appropriateness of transactions. Proactively investigate and resolve discrepancies. Research and explain account fluctuations.
      • Prepare draft financial statements and financial management reports in conformity with GAAP and company accounting policy. Analyze fluctuations in revenue, expenses and margins and provide explanations for variances. Design financial reports and collaborate with other teams to implement needs. Make recommendations to Controller for streamlining of and improvement to reports.
      • Perform detailed review and analysis of all balance sheet accounts and prepare reconciliations for month, quarter and year end. Proactively identify issues and resolve and bring to the Controllers attention when necessary.
      • Perform detailed review and analysis of information obtained from internal customers and divisional management and ensures compliance with internal control policies.
      • Develop and maintain relationship with Operations. Provide guidance and direction to Operations on accounting policies and procedures. Work closely with Corporate Accounting and the other Marketing divisions. Train and oversee work of the Staff Accountant I role (where applicable).
      • Record and reconcile all intercompany transactions. Work closely with the Staff Accountants from the other divisions to ensure balances net out to zero companywide at month endSupervisory ResponsibilitiesDirect Reports
        • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reportsIndirect Reports
          • Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reportsTravel and/or Driving Requirements
            • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this jobMinimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the jobEducation Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experienceField of Study/Area of Experience:3-5 years of experience in AccountingCPA or CPA in progress preferred.Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
              • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, procedures and standards policy and procedure development techniques
              • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
              • Ability to exercise sound judgment
              • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications
              • Intermediate computer skills including familiarity with Word, Excel, and Internet usage
              • Good written communication and verbal communication skills
              • Strong prioritization skillsEnvironmental & Physical RequirementsOffice / Sedentary RequirementsIncumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job DescriptionsJob duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by ones supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).Important InformationThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws including Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinances. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.Job Locations US-FL-Tampa - US-FL-Clearwater - US-FL-Saint PetersburgPrimary Posting Location : City TampaPrimary Posting Location : State/Province FLPostal Code 33755Primary Posting Location : Country USRequisition ID 2019-243310Position Type Full TimeCategory Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

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