Senior Accountant

Employer
American Public University System
Location
Charles Town, WV
Posted
Apr 19, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Requisition Number 17-0047 Post Date 4/11/2017 Title Senior Accountant Location Charles Town, WV Company APEI Description Please scroll all the way down and click "Apply On-Line" to apply for this posting. a€ cents Reports To: Senior Vice President, Controllera€ cents Department: Finance - Generala€ cents Office Location: Charles Town, WVa€ cents FLSA Status: Exempta€ cents Date Posted: April 11, 2017a€ cents Date Closing: Open Until Filled Synopsis of Role:The Senior Accountant provides support to the senior vice president (SVP) finance, controller and accounting team through completing a variety of accounting tasks to include, but not limited to: general ledger accountability, financial reporting, financial analysis, and other special projects as assigned. Essential Functions:a€ cents Assists with preparation of monthly financial statements, reports and records by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information.a€ cents Supports month-end and year-end close processes.a€ cents Analyzes financial information and summarizes results.a€ cents Reviews bank statements and completes reconciliations.a€ cents Researches and reconciles various accounts and discrepancies.a€ cents Assists in preparation of the statement of cash flow and various financial files to support the 10-K and 10-Q processes.a€ cents Completes various monthly and quarterly work-papers for various investments, related party transactions, and shared services allocations.a€ cents Assists with the equity incentive plan administration and accounting.a€ cents Prepares and assists with the board of directora€ (TM) s financial statement package.a€ cents Assists the assistant controller and controller with preparation of accurate accounting policies, technical accounting memos, standard operating procedures, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) narratives.a€ cents Interacts with American Public Education Inc. (APEI), American Public University System (APUS), and Hondros NES staff, and various teams, at all levels as required, to meet strategic objectives.a€ cents Stays abreast of regulatory changes within finance and accounting.a€ cents Works with internal and external auditors as needed.a€ cents Completes special projects as assigned.a€ cents Performs other duties as assigned. Work Environment and Physical Demands:a€ cents Standard office environment in Charles Town, WV. Requirements Required Skills:a€ cents Ability to interact with staff in a positive and professional manner.a€ cents Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).a€ cents Ability to meet communicated schedules and deadlines.a€ cents Excellent attention to detail.a€ cents Ability to creatively solve problems in a changing environment.a€ cents Advanced skills with MS Office Suite.a€ cents Ability to work as a team player with a positive attitude.a€ cents Excellent oral and written communication skills. Required Experience:a€ cents Bachelora€ (TM) s degree from an accredited institution required, Mastera€ (TM) s degree a plus.a€ cents Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certification required. a€ cents Minimum of four years accounting experience. .