Senior Accountant -Benefits

Senior Accountant, Benefits  (002005)

Description

This position is responsible for complex accounting specific to employee benefit plans, to provide Management with definitive financial data and recommendations for use in accounting and financial reporting, as well as decision-making on major issues. This includes work on all aspects of the general ledger including monthly/quarterly book close, assisting with the preparation of financial statements and preparation of benefit plan financial statements. This position will be responsible for analyzing various balance sheet and income statement accounts and proposing and preparing journal entries while ensuring financial controls, including accuracy of financial data. Analyses of accounts will include comparisons of actual results against budget, most recent forecast and prior year actual. A focus of the analytics will be on the accounting of benefit plans, including health, pension, postretirement, and postemployment benefits and savings plan.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Account analysis – review and analysis of Balance Sheet and P&L account
  • Assist in preparation and documentation of Savings Plan Financial Statements
  • Assist in preparation of employee benefit budgets and forecasts
  • Monthly closing/journal entries/reconciliation process, variance analysis
  • Prepare schedules to satisfy SOX requirements
  • Assist in preparation of Employee Benefit footnote included in 10Q and 10K
  • Liaison with Human Resources and Treasury Departments, Third-Party Vendors, and Actuaries
  • Special projects

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years work experience
  • Accounting degree required, CPA a plus
  • Good communications skills – both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks/projects with limited guidance
  • Must be a strong leader, be hardworking, motivated, and have a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Must work well in a team environment and be available to work overtime when required
  • Solid user of MS Excel required – knowledge of Hyperion/SAP, a plus

·       Knowledge of FAS 87, 106, 112, 132R, 157, 158, not required but a plus

Contact:

Stan Hamlet

sh@stanhamlet.com

212-685-4884

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