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Senior Accountant

SGSis the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing andcertification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the globalbenchmark in quality and integrity. Trusted all over the world, SGS is a marketleader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do.We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things.And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.


AtSGS, we have an open corporate and international culture, we offer a dynamicwork environment in a leading global company. Our high professional standardsand our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented workenvironment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committedto supporting your development within the company.


Job Summary:


TheSenior Accountant will be an active participant in the generation of FinancialStatements for both internal and external business performances and themanagement of partial elements of various business lines, and will be involvedin all areas of remit of the Business Unit Financial Services department toinclude, management reporting, internal controls, taxation, systemsimplementation, financial training, acquisitions, integrations, audit,procurement and all other related areas that may become under the control ofthe department.


Primary Responsibilities:



  • Create and prepare monthly consolidated reporting package.

  • Assist with month-end financial reporting and analysis, including generating and reconciling reports/schedules, researching general ledger transactions and initiating adjustment as needed.

  • Assist with preparing fixed asset capitalization and asset maintenance requests; work with finance and operations teams to timely and properly capitalize assets when ready for use.?

  • Performing annual review of fixed assets and work with finance and operations teams to retire or write off assets no longer in use. Similar process needs to be done for inventory.

  • Assist the Finance Group with daily, monthly, and annual financial requirements of consolidation, reporting and financial systems support.

  • Update, prepare and create monthly reports.

  • Prepare monthly consolidated account analysis and commentary.

  • Maintain details of fixed asset subsidiary schedules and reconcile same to G/L monthly.

  • Support internal departments by giving direction and providing accurate financial results.

  • Analyzes actual results against expected performance and communicates areas for improvement.

  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

  • Ensure monthly reconciliation of Inter Company balances with affiliates each month.

  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.

  • Perform accounting for North America Holding & Information Technology throughout each month and at months end.

  • Perform monthly sub-ledger reconciliation (i.e. AR, AP, FA, etc).

  • Compilation of annual budget and monthly forecast package and commentary, including swings analysis.

  • Maintaining proper accruals and prepaid balances.

  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.

  • At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Maintain capital lease schedules and payments.


Educational & Technical Requirements:



  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance.

  • 3 years of general accounting experience.

  • High proficiency in the use of MS Excel, Word and MS Access.

  • Oracle and Hyperion experience preferred.

  • Strong ability to multi task.

  • Ability to work extended hours and travel when required.


Additional Responsibilities:



  • Provide assistance to management in preparation/consolidation of annual budget package.

  • Coordination of annual physical inventories of fixed assets and recording of necessary adjusting entries.

  • Prepare required supporting schedules and documentation for external and internal auditors in their review.

  • Assist business unit in understanding financials provided.

  • Additional ad-hoc, special projects.


Additional Information:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. Therequirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/orability required. This job description should not be construed as an exhaustivestatement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a generaldescription of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company?s rightsto assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.?
SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.?
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regardto their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran statusor disability.?
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