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Accounting Analyst Plano, TX

Plano, TX

Posted: 08/29/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 5705
Accounting Analyst - Plano, TX
The analyst will be required to perform the following functions in addition to ad hoc tasks assigned:
  • Prepare and record journal entries monthly
  • Prepare variance analysis and other supporting analytics schedules as part of the monthly/quarterly close process
  • Prepare account reconciliations monthly
  • Prepare daily cash reconciliations (which will require research)
  • Assist with obtaining support for requests made by external auditors
  • Responsible for setting up leases and future tracking
  • Prepare quarterly reporting to the government of Puerto Rico
  • Prepare schedules for quarterly reporting to SEC and international reporting teams
  • Heavy query pulling and data manipulation
  • Heavy ad hoc and individual research into discrepancies/variances

Requirements: 

Must Haves:
  • 4-year degree in Accounting
  • 5+ years of GL Accounting experience
  • Okay with high-level experience, but must be comfortable with level of work)
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (no macros, but linking, filtering, formulas, v-lookups, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Must be current with Excel skills and general computer skills (heavy query pulling and data manipulation)
  • Prior experience performing month-end close process
  • Prior experience working with an ERP such as PeopleSoft or SAP
  • Prior experience performing the functions outlined above
  • Must be able to hit the ground running
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Sound understanding of basic accounting concepts
  • Good interpersonal skills as the analyst will need to interact with various departments
  • Talking to people on tax team and calling Puerto Rico, so must be able to explain and ask questions, as well as answer questions

Nice-to-haves:
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft, SmartView, Hyperion Essbase a plus
  • Ability to speak Spanish will be an added bonus but not a requirement
  • Accounting for loans and leases experience a plus
  • Finance and banking industry a plus
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