Junior Accountant

SDI Media is currently seeking a Junior Accountant with experience working in a fast-paced environment. The individual will report to the Global Assistant Controller and assist in preparing monthly and quarterly global consolidations to ensure accurate financial reporting within deadlines. This is a great learning opportunity for a recent Accounting or Finance degree graduate with 2-3 years of applicable work experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

Principle Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare month end journal entries for the corporate entity.  Entries include accruals, prepaids, depreciation/amortization, banking, foreign exchange adjustments, and more.
  • Prepare balance sheet and income statement reconciliations and resolve variances.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting to explain budget and prior year variances.
  • Assist with monthly and quarterly global consolidations to ensure accurate financial reporting within public company deadlines.
  • Review intercompany balances, prepare eliminating journal entries and financial statements.
  • Assist global entities with financial reporting and US GAAP compliance.
  • Assist in preparation of annual budget for corporate entity.
  • Provide suggestions to streamline the global consolidation process and assist with implementation.
  • Participate in month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closes.
  • Prepare variance explanations.
  • Assist foreign and domestic business units’ personnel to harmonize reporting across worldwide entities.
  • Interact with external auditors and respond to requests for information as needed.
  • Assist in developing and refining processes and standards for monthly reporting.
  • Calculate and comply bank loan covenants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Work overtime and weekends when the department work load necessitates it.

Must be able to:

  • Take initiative to understand complicated processes without all the information or details being provided up front.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors and senior management.
  • Collaborate with staff at all organizational levels.
  • Work independently and with others as required.
  • Complete work to meet public company deadlines on time.
  • Work well under pressure with changing priorities while thinking strategically.
  • Organize and schedule work effectively in order to meet deadlines.
  • Be proactive; possess strong follow through skills.
  • Handle confidential or sensitive information discretely.
  • Multi-task in order to oversee multiple projects at one time.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2-3 years of experience in public accounting and/or private industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Financial consolidation and reporting experience.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP.
  • Foreign currency experience is a plus.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Microsoft Navision and jet reporting experience is a plus.
  • Global consolidation experience working with International entities preferred.
  • 1-2 years Big 4 or CPA firm experience is a plus.
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