Senior Accountant

Asheville, North Carolina
Accounting & Auditing
Job Type
Temp to Perm
US$ 30.00 - US$ 35.00 per hour, $30 - 35 per hour + none
Ref. Number
Gaffney-Keebler,Molly, Spherion
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Job Description

Essential duties include:

- Support timely monthly, quarterly, and annual close cycles
- Analyze general ledger account activity by performing reconciliations; expected to explain, document, and resolve reconciling items
- Evaluate transactions to determine proper accounting treatment
- Ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and organizational policies and bring exceptions and recommendations to management's attention immediately
- Understand and prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements and footnotes for the consolidated entity, as well as standalone financial statements and footnotes for NPR. Maintain consolidating schedules for all financial statements and footnotes through-out the year
- Prepare schedules and pull together information required by the independent auditors
- Support the preparation of IRS Forms 990 and 990-T as well as state income tax returns for NPR
- Prepare sales and use tax returns, government compliance, unclaimed property and FBAR compliance reports for NPR, which includes obtaining information from various departments within NPR
- Prepare compliance reports for government agencies, sales and use tax returns, and various supporting documentation
- Build productive relationships and maintain client relations
- Perform ad hoc financial and tax analysis as needed

Working hours: M-F


Bachelor degree in accounting from a four-year accredited institution

Required skills:

- Three to five years accounting experience required (experience at a nonprofit is a differentiating factor)
- Demonstrated understanding of GAAP accounting principles and ability to use accounting guidance tools to research and document accounting concepts, theories, and practices relating to the organization transactions
- Be well-versed in computer-based accounting systems and internet applications and proficient in use of Microsoft Excel
- Ability to handle multiple assignments effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Display self-confidence, knowledge, and be a quick study possessing a critical perspective and an ability to make decisions and take action
- Proven written/oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively independently
- Possess good problem-solving skills and be able to craft and analyze options and make specific recommendations that enhance the company's overall objectives and goals
- Proven analytical skills; detail-oriented

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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