Position Description

Sr. Accountant
Company Synacor
Location Buffalo, NY
Department Finance
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Position Summary

Following sound accounting principles, the Senior Accountant is responsible for preparing journal entries, posting to the general ledger, creating detailed reports and account reconciliations; providing senior leaders with financial information by researching and analyzing accounts; assisting with the preparation of the financial statements, cash flows, and other public filings.

Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with other team members in accounting, manage and participate in the monthly and quarterly close process, including booking journal entries and reconciling complex accounts
  • Coach and mentor staff accountants
  • Assist with development and implementation of new accounting standards
  • Provide business leaders with reporting on a monthly basis, including variance analysis and other items to enhance decision-making processes
  • Provide guidance to foreign subsidiaries as needed and assisting with ad hoc requests
  • Identify process gaps, and work collaboratively with business leaders to implement process improvements and/or automation.
  • Address and resolve customer and vendor queries in a timely and accurate manner
  • Adhere to, maintain and coordinate the implementation of accounting control procedures
  • Recommend, develop and maintain financial databases, computer software systems, and manual filing systems
  • Participate in accounting software upgrade procedures by adding inputs and support to ensure successful execution
  • Be a valued business partner and participate in business operations meetings as deemed necessary
  • Interact with internal and external auditors in support of accurate and timely audit completions
  • Perform other duties as they arise and participate or lead projects as assigned
  • Special projects and other ad-hoc requests as assigned

Requirements

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting or in a similar discipline;
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • Minimum of 4 years progressive accounting experience (public accounting experience preferred);
  • Must have advanced Excel skills (Vlookup and Pivot tables);
  • NetSuite experience preferred;
  • Must have great customer (internal & external) and vendor service attitude and good communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail minded and deadline-oriented

 

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