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Senior Accountant

The Aleut Corporation – Baton Rouge, LA

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position assists the Assistant Controller, Controller and CFO in monthly closing activities, preparing monthly journal entries; preparing monthly cost analysis and preparing monthly financial statements. This position also assists with cash management of the company on a day-to-day basis.

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

BA/BS degree in Accounting. Minimum of seven to ten (7-10) years of experience in an accounting or finance position; CPA license desired.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
  • Experience with U.S. Government contracting and construction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the FAR, DFAR, DCAA and accounting for Cost Reimbursable/Firm Fixed Price/Time & Materials contracts.
  • Experience in financial management with increasing responsibilities for multi-faceted direction and planning.
  • Preparing financial and/or auditor statements, schedules and reports.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid state drivers license.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check
  • Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug screens.
  • This position is not eligible for work sponsorship.
  • Must be able to travel as required.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES:

CPA desired.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with Sage Enterprise MAS 200 software desired.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in monthly and annual budgetary functions.
  • Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of divisions/departments.
  • Assist in the accounting department, budget preparation, and audit functions.
  • Prepare financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and reports for government regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare and review reports, analyze projections of revenue and profit against actual figures, budgets and expenses against final totals and suggest methods of improving the planning process as needed.
  • Create, maintain and generate reports required and provide information to Executive management.
  • Prepare journal entries to reconcile general ledger and subsidiary accounts.
  • Distribute monthly revenue and expenditure reports to department managers.
  • Make wire transfers and journal funding transfers.
  • Review and approve reimbursement billings and receivables.
  • Prepare audit schedules for external auditors and act as a liaison between the company and auditors.
  • Prepare annual and mid-year budgets.
  • Provide training in the use of the companys computerized financial system and assist departmental personnel with budget questions, proper expenditure coding, document processing and other accounting related activities.
  • Direct month/year end processes to meet corporate deadlines.
  • Maintain and monitor bank accounts.


Required Skills

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Advanced proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
  • Ability to assist teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Ability to interface successfully with a variety of people including management, general staff, clients.
  • Excellent organizational skills are a must.
  • Demonstrate ability and temperament to work with sensitive information.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and proficiency in business vocabulary to effectively represent the company to outside parties.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and decision-making skills to respond to high-pressure situations.


Required Experience
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