Senior GL Accountant


PAREXEL


Posted Under: Carrboro, North Carolina jobs in Other; Other jobs in zipcode 27510
Posted On: 2020-08-02

Parexel has an excellent opportunity for a Senior General Ledger account to join our global team. In this role, you will report to our Senior Manager, Controller US and Canada. Key Accountabilities: Monthly Closing Activities: --- Prepares and maintains GL monthly journal entries with sufficient support documentations providing a clear audit trail --- Responsible for the timely preparation, review and accuracy of full US GAAP & Local GAAP balance sheet and profit & loss accounts. --- Preparation of the monthly balance sheet reconciliations in accordance with company Policies for areas of responsibility. --- Ensures all balance sheet accounts are reconciled and analyzed on a monthly basis --- Manage the closing checklist for specific legal entities --- Responsible for the preparation of local Statutory Accounts --- Prepares the reconciliation of US GAAP to local GAAP on the regular basis (if applicable) Drive continued operational & financial optimization: --- Evaluate current processes and internal controls; make and implement recommendations for improvement --- Taking the initiative to prepare actions plans / documenting issues of concern for areas of responsibility and working collaboratively with management to bring them to conclusion. --- Seek out & implement opportunities for streamlining, simplifying and ensuring processes are working efficiently. Collaboration within and outside Finance: --- Coordinate with the cross-functional team to complete the monthly intercompany account reconciliations and revaluations; maintains intercompany accruals when needed (if applicable) --- Coordinates monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities with the business units and the cross-functional teams --- Build a positive, results orientated work environment, building partnerships and modeling teamwork, communicating to the team in an open, balanced and objective manner --- Meet individual objectives and contribute to the achievement of the teams overall objectives --- Where applicable reviews the work of Senior Corporate Finance Specialist --- Instruct and work closely with Local Finance Specialists and local Accounting Agency --- Actively support company initiatives Corporate Reporting --- Prepares monthly , quarterly and year end packages --- Prepares the quarterly balance sheet review presentations for specific legal entities and presents them to senior management --- Liaises with Auditors at year end and prepares the quarterly and year end audit files --- Prepares monthly tax packages & business tax returns Ensure the compliance of Corporate requirements: --- Compliance with key SOX controls and testing , Sunshine Act (if applicable ) and The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) --- Ability to manage a complete audit requirement listing for US GAAP & Local ledger(s) of responsibility, ensuring all items on the listing are prepared on time & to the required standard for the purposes of the external audit. Escalating for support as required Qualifications Qualified candidates will possess: Knowledge and Experience: --- 2-4 years of relevant experience and in depth knowledge and understanding of Record to Report procedures preferably in a Shared Service Centre environment --- Strong expertise in accounting, tax and audit in an international environment is required --- Diverse computer competency with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel Knowledge of Oracle financials, Business Object and Hyperion Application is a plus. --- US GAAP knowledge required --- Experience of ERP system. --- US GAAP knowledge preferred --- Demonstrates very good oral and written communication skills in English and local language Education: --- Solid accounting educational background --- Qualified in a professional accounting qualification preferred Skills: --- Driven and committed --- able to work on own initiative and with others under pressure and to demanding deadlines while managing conflicting demands. --- Team player --- demonstrated ability to work as part of a cross functional team. --- Strong analytical skills --- able to identify anomalies in data and solve them quickly and effectively. --- High level of accuracy and attention to detail. --- Ability to solve problems and think creatively --- capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and have the drive to see these through to a successful conclusion. --- Understands and respects cultural differences and applies this to daily work and decision making --- Open and communicative --- able to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, both within and outside Finance. --- Strong customer service focus --- understand customer needs and possess the desire and ability to meet and exceed those expectations, demonstrating a high commitment to quality delivery. --- A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning --- Willingness to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork. --- Has working knowledge of key SOX controls, Sunshine Act and The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and adheres to these --- Encourages cooperation and builds rapport among related team members --- Seeks feedback to improve skills, knowledge and performance --- Flexible --- willing to work in a ---hands on--- manner to ensure that all tasks are achieved by the team on a timely basis. --- Considers issues from the perspective of others EEO Disclaimer Parexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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