Senior Accountant

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POSITION TITLE: Senior Accountant
DEPARTMENT: Accounting
DATE: May 2002
REPORTS TO: CFO
DIRECT REPORTS: None

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under the direction of the senior manager, performs a variety of accounting functions such as the preparing reports, statements, analysis and other important management information.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: (the items listed reflect management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned)

  1. Performance of professional accounting functions involving the application of accounting standards and practices.
  2. Assist the CFO with the preparation of departmental budgets and financial reports.
  3. Participate in the month-end and annual financial closing process.
  4. Assisting in the collection of accounts receivables.
  5. Responsible for journal entries and the general ledger.
  6. Fixed asset management.
  7. Analysis of financial data.

MISCELLANEOUS JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist with special projects.
  2. Other duties and responsibilities as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor of Business degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of a degree.
  2. One-two years of relatives accounting experience.
  3. CPA certification is desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Word processing and spreadsheet knowledge.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  3. Ability to work independently with little or no instruction.
  4. Problem analysis and problem resolution abilities.
  5. Language skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret various types of correspondence. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers and employees. Ability to effectively present information to customers and management.
  6. Mathematical skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions. Basic accounting and financial knowledge.
  7. Reasoning ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Amount of Time

  None Up to 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 2/3 and more
Stand  

X

   
Walk  

X

   
Sit      

X

Use hands to finger, handle or touch      

X

Reach above shoulders    

X

 
Climb or balance  

X

   
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl  

X

   
Talk or hear      

X

Taste or smell

X

     
Use foot/feet to operate machine

X

     

 

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS

Amount of Time

  None Up to 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 2/3 and more
Up to 10 pounds    

X

 
Up to 25 pounds    

X

 
Up to 50 pounds    

X

 
Up to 100 pounds

X

     
More than 100 pounds

X

     

 

VISION REQUIREMENTS Check all that Apply
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

X

Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)  
Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)  
Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)  
Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)  
Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

X

No special vision requirements.  

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Amount of Time

  Up to 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 2/3 and more
Telephone    

X

Computer    

X

Fax machine    

X

Research materials  

X

 
General office supplies; i.e., pens, pencils, scissors, etc.    

X

Copy machine    

X

Printers    

X

Calculator    

X

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Amount of Time

  None Up to 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 2/3 and more
Wet, humid conditions (non-weather)

X

     
Work near moving mechanical parts  

X

   
Work in high, precarious places

X

     
Fumes or airborne particles

X

     
Toxic or caustic chemicals

X

     
Outdoor weather conditions

X

     
Extreme cold (non-weather)

X

     
Extreme heat (non-weather)

X

     
Risk of electrical shock

X

     
Work with explosives

X

     
Risk of radiation

X

     
Vibration

X

     
Work/job related travel

X

     

 

NOISE EXPOSURE Check all that Apply
Very quiet (examples: forest trails, isolation booth for hearing test)  
Quiet (examples: library, private office)

X

Moderate noise (examples: business office with computer, printers and light traffic)

X

Loud noise (examples: normal shop conditions)

X

Very loud noise (examples: jack hammer work, manufacturing)  

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