Experienced Senior Accountant

San Ramon, CA, United States
Full Time
Main Location
United States
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AAA recently acquired SAFE Security, the 12th largest smart home security company in the United States, with the vision to become the most trusted brand in this industry, absolutely famous for legendary customer service. With your help, we aspire to provide the same peace of mind at home as we have provided on the roads for the last 100 years.

We're looking for a Lead Senior Accountant  to support our business!

Position utilizes a combination of accounting, process analysis, project administration and technical systems knowledge and skills. Responsible for a variety of accounting, analytical, process management and systems related tasks. Uses professional accounting concepts as an intermediately qualified, capable professional with a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Assists in formulating and defining systems scope and objectives through research and fact-finding, combined with a basic understanding of business systems and business unit specific requirements. Includes analysis of business and user needs, documenting requirements, and recommending modifications of existing system logic difficulties as necessary. Works on a wide range of issues in imaginative, as well as, practical ways. Interacts with all levels of staff and divisional business partners on a daily basis. Will perform tasks under general supervision and work products will be reviewed as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts very detailed reviews of business partner accruals, reconciliations and purchase requisitions. Provides coaching and constructive feedback in accordance with internal accounting processes and procedures.
  • Acquires, provides and exchanges reconciliation and accrual information with business partners.
  • Works and collaborates with others in either a lead or support role as business needs demand.
  • Acts as the accounting liaison between divisional business partners and the accounting division.
  • Acts as the systems process, upgrades and enhancements liaison between divisional business partners and the IT division.
  • Assists the Finance and Accounting divisions with creating, designing and distributing financial reports for business partners.
  • Gathers information in order to document processes and procedures for a variety of internal and system related activities and workflows. Provides system process coaching and training to business partners.
  • Provides accounting direction in support of the maintenance, modification and implementation of system enhancements, upgrades and alterations.
  • May participate, or assume responsibilities, in accounting system projects, to include the development and/or enhancement of current and new system processes and procedures.
  • Leads processes related to conducting system test plans and preliminary analysis, in order to determine and mitigate sources of process and system type discrepancies.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • The ability to manage projects, accurately complete detailed assignments, understand and interpret broad operational accounting concepts and their application to the business unit
  • Strong oral communication and business writing skills
  • Strong mathematical and organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong data collection and process documentation skills
  • Strong Excel skills needed, such as; financial formulas, logical functions, pivot tables, vlookups and more
  • Intermediate financial analytic skills
  • Basic understanding of Procure to Pay (P2P) and Order to Cash (OTC) accounting functions and processes
  • Basic understanding of budgeting and forecasting
  • Basic knowledge of either business or systems analysis (preferred)
  • Ability to work as a member of a team

Education & Experience / Licenses & Certification

  • Bachelor's degree with emphasis on Business Administration, Finance or Accounting or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years previous relevant work experience or public accounting background
  • CPA required
  • Experience assisting or leading the management of projects or processes
  • Experience performing business systems analysis (preferred)
  • Experience using Workday software (highly preferred)
  • Experience assisting or leading system implementations, enhancements and upgrades (highly preferred)

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