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Senior Accountant

REPORTS TO:                 Controller

DEPARTMENT:               Finance

JOB SUMMARY:   scil animal care company, a Heska company is looking to fill the position of Senior Accountant. The Senior Accountant is responsible for supporting the company’s financial record-keeping and reporting requirements and ensuring compliance with US GAAP, corporate policies and procedures and common ethical practices. This position will work closely with other members of the Finance and Accounting team to drive company and department success while enhancing their own personal development. scil is a fast-paced environment and the job will require a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, constant attention to detail and deadlines and the ability to learn quickly.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Accounting: 75% of position responsibility

  • Responsible for one or more accounting processes – Cash, Inventory, Prepaid Expenses, Fixed Assets, Allocations, Other Receivables, Intercompany Eliminations, Consolidation, Accruals
  • Executes monthly accounting close procedures as assigned including reconciliations, journal entries, financial analysis and reporting
  • Assists with the preparation of daily, monthly and quarterly reports to internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepare commission calculations for manager’s review
  • Works with auditors to provide documentation and support for accounting transactions and balances
  • Consistently identifies ways to limit manual journal entries and speed up closing process
  • Daily, weekly and monthly account analysis to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting
  • Prepares accounting research for existing and new transactions and understands or is able to learn new accounting guidance independently; guidance may be specific to US GAAP or other generally accepted accounting principles
  • Coordinates internal and external reporting and improves timeliness and accuracy of financial closing and reporting in addition to streamlining audit efforts

Process Improvement/Internal Controls: 15% of position responsibility

  • Ensures compliance with internal controls and accounting processes
  • Assists with improving controls and policy documentation
  • Provides support for internal control development and testing

Other duties as assigned: 10% of position responsibility

  • Provides general assistance to others in Accounting department as needed
  • Delivers ad hoc reporting, sometimes with minimal structure or guidance provided
  • Establish and maintain written desktop procedures

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required;
  • Professional accounting designation an asset
  • Minimum of 4 years of accounting related experience required
  • Experience at a publicly-traded company and/or public accounting experience preferred
  • Great Plains or other ERP experience preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong understanding of GAAP
  • Proven ability to be part of a diverse accounting team
  • Must be flexible, responsive to change and maintain a positive attitude at all times
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to respond to questions clearly and efficiently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand, analyze and interpret financial statements and financial data
  • Ability to multi-task and meet changing priorities and deadlines
  • Consistently displays strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently; self-starter
  • Intermediate ability with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, Outlook and Access

 

OTHER DEMANDS:

  • The intellectual demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret accounting principles and financial reports
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, auditors, accountants, or members of the business community
  • Ability to effectively present information to management
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

 

 

Please Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. Duties, responsibilities or qualifications may change at any time with or without notice.

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