Senior Accountant Consultant
POSITION SUMMARY AND PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES The Senior Accountant - Consolidation and Financial Reporting will report to the Director - Consolidation and Financial Reporting and support the global consolidation, internal reporting and external SEC reporting functions. The Senior Accountant - Consolidation and Financial Reporting is required to consistently exercise independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance. The position provides exposure to key accounting reporting areas and offers development opportunities. This opportunity is only available for local candidates in the Washington, DC area. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Lead monthly global consolidation process including performance of intercompany eliminations. Serve as the primary business contact to provide direction and guidance to divisions and departments regarding financial reporting questions and consolidation issues. Produce monthly internal financial statements and supporting schedules for senior management in a time sensitive environment. Preparation of consolidated balance sheet, statement of operations, statement of cash flows, statement of comprehensive income and statement of equity in accordance with US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements, including accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) data required for SEC disclosure purposes, for utilization in the Company's Form 10-Q/K. Prepare the Company's quarterly earnings per share calculation, including diluted shares outstanding, and related SEC footnote disclosures. Assist with the calculation, tracking and reporting of long-term incentive awards, including the preparation of related SEC footnote disclosures. Assist in preparing and providing support to external auditors for the global audit. Maintain books and records for certain administrative entities and accumulate data required for preparation of certain government mandated legal entity reports. Perform special projects and provide ad hoc requests as required by department leadership and other departments and divisions. Assist with the optimization of consolidation and reporting procedures, including reducing the time to close and report results. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Solid understanding of US GAAP Strong PC skills with proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word applications required Knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management (HFM, including Smartview ad in for Excel) Effective communication skills (written and verbal) Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines Excellent problem solving and analytical skills Ability to adapt with various leadership/working styles when dealing with diverse levels of financial personnel Financial awareness and ability to embrace and accelerate change in a fast paced environment Strong attention to detailEDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCEBS in Accounting and minimum five years related experience in accounting. CPA preferred.