Senior Accountant (Contract to Hire)

Employer
Donovan & Watkins
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Donovan & Watkins is seeking a Senior Accountant for our client in the financial services industry.Responsibilities:Supporting the Business Treasury Unit, the Senior Accountant is responsible for accurately handling day to day accounting processes and financial information, including monthly and fiscal year end processes. The position will review, record and reconcile financial transactions, investigate and resolve issues and perform analysis. This person will also support management on strategic and tactical special projects as they arise. The position is expected to have substantial knowledge of US accounting principles and practices. Asks insightful questions for the purposes of building and providing the right decision-making tools to the business. Exercises sound judgment skills in related decision making and issue escalation. Demonstrates willingness and aptitude to proactively assume increased responsibility. Identifies situations requiring attention/improvements, evaluate and make appropriate recommendations, and assist in implementation of improvements. Uses sound judgment to develop more effective and efficient ways to operate. Communicates clearly and concisely with clients and external partners. Seeks to continually increase knowledge base and proficiency through professional development. Sequences and prioritizes own work independently.Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance 3+ Years of financial services related experience Investment company accounting and/or SEC reporting experience a must. Proficient in Excel and PC skills. Substantial knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Strong analytical skills. Knowledge and exposure to the mutual fund business is a must have for this position