Sr Accountant – Overland Park, KS

Title: Sr Accountant
Location: Overland Park, KS
Skills: CPA, Accounting, Finance
Type: Contract to possible Direct Hire
Pay Rate: TBD based on experience
Duration: Long Term
Start Date: ASAP

Senior Accountant

Job Summary

Responsible for the preparation and entry of complex journal entries and assigned financial reports; extensive account analysis; implementation of process improvements and/or team initiatives. Serves as a technical expert to internal clients and provides resolution of intermediate issues regarding assigned financial reports and analysis. Works under minimal supervision.

Key Responsibilities

Financial Reporting:
Prepares, enters and posts complex journal entries
May also review journal entries

Management Reporting:
Identifies, researches and resolves variances
Identify alternative solutions to prevent continued issues
May advise businesses on cost coding
Provides guidance to team on cost coding questions

Prepares complex audit deliverables for review
May manage individual audits and interact with external auditors

Coordinates, prepares, reviews and files necessary complex government compliance filings
Ensures compliance with government regulations

Financial Applications and Systems:
Monitors and balances systems to ensure completeness and accuracy; researches and resolves differences
May participate in various system implementations and enhancements related to financial systems

Consolidation (Statutory):
Prepares monthly/quarterly moderately-complex balance sheet analysis
Creates new firm checklist, completes new firm request form and prepares journal entries for consolidation
Acts as liaison for creation of new firms with other departments

Consolidation (Corporate Reporting):
Prepares monthly/quarterly moderately-complex financial statements and various reports
Reviews basic financial statements and reports for accuracy
May review revaluation range for new firms
Prepares consolidation entries

Account Reconciliations:
Reconciles accounts and/or assist others with identifying and researching reconciling items
Identifies risk and opportunities and assesses the reasonableness of balances
May review account reconciliations and risk and opportunity items of other firms
Recognizes the impact of interfirm transactions and related elimination process; coordinates resolution of issues
Identify alternative solutions to prevent continued issues

Technical Guidance:
Recommends policies related to accounting procedures

Supervisory and Resource Management:
Demonstrates strong technical knowledge
Assists with review of policies and procedures
May assist with knowledge transfer and training for staff, as assigned
Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvement

Internal Clients:
Legal, Accounting Operations, Payroll, Treasury, Tax and Financial Applications; regular interactions with the businesses and upper management

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience. Typically 4+ years related experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) a plus

Preferred Technical Skills:
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Intermediate Microsoft Access, Basic
knowledge of accounting software systems, intermediate knowledge of percent complete accounting, Intermediate technical accounting knowledge, intermediate
knowledge of Financial Statement Analysis, Intermediate knowledge of foreign currency terminology and concepts



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