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Senior Accountant/CPA

Company Name:
Bishop & Company, Inc.

Senior Accountant (#13020)
Job Summary
The Senior Accountant will ensure the integrity of the accounting processes for this international firm with a strong presence in Hawaii. You would review financial data such as revenues and expenses (P&L), identify and research trends and variances, and make Journal Entry adjustments if required. Your role would be to ensure the completeness of general ledger and the financials on a monthly basis and liaise directly with the Senior Financial Accountant.
What will I be doing?
The Senior Accountant will ensure the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating and entering transactions. They will prepare financial statements, complete monthly closing procedures, analyse revenues to see whether they are correctly reported and prepare monthly account reconciliations. It will be their responsibility to assist with audits including half-year and year-end by providing requested information, explaining financial data and internal accounting/financial controls.
The Senior Accountant will provide financial analysis and analytical support to upper management as needed. They will develop, recommend and implement sound financial/accounting policies and business processes and be compliant with legal regulations, including tax and audit rules.
This person must have excellent collaboration and communication skills as they will interact with individuals at all levels .They should be accustomed to meeting deadlines and working under pressure.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1 Prepares month end Journal Entries and posting Journal Entries in QAD to ensure financial statements are accurate and complete.
2 Perform GL account reconciliations and analyse data to ensure accuracy. This includes obtaining information from QAD, developing amortization schedules, and ensuring account balances are stated correctly.
3 In charge of intercompany account reconciliation, consolidation, and elimination entries.
4 Verifies and analyse financial information and explain trend and variances, including Preparation of monthly analysis reports on factory overheads, inventory movement, labour efficiency, factory variances, and other reports as required. Analysis of monthly costing results in conjunction with department managers.
5 Summarizes financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements.
6 Responsible for fixed assets and lease accounting.
7 Assist with the maintenance and development of the standard costing system.
8 Ensures month-end, half-year and year-end procedures are followed and completed in a timely manner.
9 Assists with half-year and year-end financial audits, bank audit, and various audit requirements. This includes providing requested information, explaining financial data and internal accounting and financial controls.
10 Provide accounting support for management and operations by reviewing financial information, researching and interpreting data, answering accounting and financial questions.
11 Assist with the annual budgeting process. This includes preparing and formatting budgets and analysing and aligning budgets with business objectives.
12 Assist with the bi-monthly forecasting process.
13 Assist in review of cost/benefit of capital expenditure proposals and report on return on investment.
14 Develop, recommend and implement sound financial accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.
15 Avoids legal challenges by complying with regulations, tax and audit rules and requirements.
16 Ensure compliance with tax obligations, including preparation and lodgement of relevant returns.
17 Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
18 Responsible for special projects and ad hoc reporting.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise accounting team based on site.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
CPA qualifications and three (3) years of corporate accounting in a similar position, preferably in a manufacturing environment, with consolidations experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field.
Strong General Ledger and month-end close accounting knowledge and skills.
Advance skills of MS Excel.
ERP experience, preferably in QAD - MFG Pro.
Possess 3 years of corporate accounting and consolidations experience.
Food processing and/or agricultural industry experience preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Outstanding communication skills are required. Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Write reports, business correspondence, and potentially procedure manuals. Effectively presents information and responds to questions from and in the presence of top management and other departments.

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