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Senior Accountant

Company: Wolters Kluwer
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timely closing of the general ledger and will assist in the financial reporting efforts of the accounting team. Coordinate the month and year end reporting to Division as well as interim and year end audits. Ensure all revenue, cost of sales and G&A- related activity is accurately reported and communicated to management. Ensure financial accounts are reconciled; issues investigated and resolved timely enabling accurate financial reporting. This position is critical to the overall control environment. This position will be located at our office in Houston, Texas (or in St. Cloud, Minnesota; remote work arrangements could also be considered for a successful candidate) and will be part of the NA-AC Organization. The NA-AC organization focuses on building accounting expertise in a tower structure: Record to Report, Procure to Pay and Order to Cash and provides support to the businesses of Wolters Kluwer North America in a standardized, harmonized, and high-quality manner.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to meet assigned deadlines and deliver on goals and objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, record and report all revenue related transactions in a timely, complete and accurate manner

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, record and report inventory, cost of sales, and General & Administrative expenses and related transactions in a timely, complete and accurate manner

  • Proactively conduct independent analysis to identify trend changes or opportunities for process improvements and make recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets and liabilities

  • Develop strong relationships with the business through solid business acumen; respectfully challenge the status quo and offer solutions to resolve issues in an effective, cost efficient manner

  • Actively participate in the month end reporting and review of financial reports processes

  • Ensure timely and accurate reconciliation of general ledger accounts

  • Proactively develop Ad Hoc analysis and reporting sets in support of the monthly closing and review process

  • Proactivity and independently identify risks or opportunities to the balance sheet and income statements accounts along with recommendations to resolve or reduce risk exposure

  • Assist in the formulation of monthly and annual reporting requirements and preparation of respective deliverables

  • Assist in the coordination of internal and external audits

  • Participate/coordinate accounting or cross-business unit finance projects to identify and implement process improvements and process streamlining

  • Assist in ensuring the internal control environment documentation is in place and is being followed

  • Demonstrate ability to constructively challenge the status quo to improve processes, reduce manual work efforts and improve timeliness of resulting deliverables

Other Duties

Special projects as appropriate

Job Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting required

  • 3 years previous accounting/audit experience in public or private accounting

  • CPA/working towards the license preferred

  • Experience with revenue recognition transactions

  • Strong reporting and data querying capabilities

  • Experience with Net Suite, MS Dynamics AX and JDE is preferred

  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Demonstrated effective ability to constructively and respectfully challenge business unit partners to ensure accuracy of accounting while assisting the business to meet its objectives

  • Detail oriented approach to work; ability to maintain confidentiality; strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects

  • Must be proactive and recommend solutions when discussing problems

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

Project management skills strongly preferred

Travel requirements

For a Houston-based candidate - 10% - mostly travel for NA-AC Record to Report meetings.

Physical Demands

None

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They re not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and requirements.

Keywords: Wolters Kluwer, Saint Cloud , Senior Accountant, Other , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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