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Senior Accountant

Company: GSFSGroup
Location: Houston
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

LIVING OUR VALUES All associates are guided by Our Values. Our Values are the unifying foundation of our companies. We strive to ensure that every decision we make and every action we take demonstrates Our Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates lasting benefits for all of our associates, shareholders, and the communities in which we live.JOB SUMMARYThe Senior Accountant under the leadership of the Manager, Accounting will support the process to provide business essential, cost effective, charge-back services to associates and departments within GSFS Group. The Senior Accountant will 1) provide general accounting services for GSFS Group and 2) ensure that all financial data is recorded accurately and on time within Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), company policy and Business Partnership Agreements.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSExecute a Monthly Close of the General Ledger for GSFS Group. Maintain the close schedule.Prepare journal entries - including recurring entries - for Month End Close. Make materiality decisions on close entries.Analyze, generate and process intercompany entries needed to adjust or reallocate expenses between business units. Prepare, review and/or post Intercompany billing forms.Maintain well-documented workpapers for journal entries and account reconciliations. As part of the reconciliation process, review the reasonableness of balance sheet and income statement accounts inorder to determine that all necessary entries have been recorded.Reconcile balance sheet accounts in a timely fashion including intercompany balances; resolve reconciling items in a timely manner.Compare the actual results to the budgeted results and provide variance explanations on a monthly basis.Analyze monthly and year-end financial data to ensure that it is recorded accurately, in accordance Accountant Sr with GAAP.Assist in reviewing or preparing ancillary audit schedules, audit footnotes, tax schedules and tax forms.Participate in annual business planning process; provide information and assistance to business units, as requested.Coordinate and communicate actions between the departments within the company.Research and resolve accounting transaction questions and other customer issues in an agreed upon timeframe. Strive to satisfy customers. Minimize referrals to management.Maintain checklist and other logs to ensure completeness in financials.Support and act as back-up to other team functions - Oracle GL Admin, pool, intercompany.Other duties as assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThis position has no supervisory responsibilities.May participate in or support project and process improvement teams. Collaborates with co-workers and GSFS/GSA leaders to leverage knowledge and experience to improve processes, procedures and the work environment in order to eliminate inefficient and ineffective processes and procedures.COMPLIANCECarries out responsibilities in accordance with the Company's Code of BusinessConduct, GSFS and FCI policies and operating standards and applicable federal and state laws.QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in Accounting from four-year College or university; and 5 - 8 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Technical Expertise - Applies up-to-date knowledge and skills needed to do the job. Expertise in GAAP, Oracle, Excel and other PC applications required in the job.Business Acumen - Knowledge of business operations and key factors impacting business successes.Commitment to Quality - Provides products and services of the highest quality, sets quality standards.Process Orientation - Understands process components and attributes. Identifies, prioritizes and implements process improvement opportunities.Achievement Orientation - Sets high performance standards, sets aggressive goals and is able to achieve them.Performance Management - Knowledge of methods used to improve operational performance. Able to put concepts into action; activity based costing/management, balanced scorecard, bench marking techniques, best practices, key performance indicators, etc.Customer Orientation - Continually seeks to understand and act upon customer needs, concerns and priorities.Leadership - Guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes by building confidence based on a shared vision and the means to attain it.Interpersonal Aptitude - Maintains effective working relationships with others both within and outside of their team.Interpersonal Influence - Uses interpersonal aptitude skills to build relationships beneficial in achieving work-related goals. Gains attention and respect of others.Self-development - Takes a pro-active role in developing and pursuing career goals.Shared Services Characteristics- Knowledge of the characteristics of a shared service center. Apply concepts, implement strategy.Company-wide Perspective - Understands complementary, interdependent nature of work processes and defines one's work within this context.Business Insight - Understands how new events will affect individuals and business processes.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.(For optimum performance, the jobholder in this position would be expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities in the listed areas.)CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS *Valid driver's license required. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is preferred - active or working towards certification.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSThe physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of the job, the associate is required on a daily basis to analyze and interpret data, communicate, and remain in a stationary position for a significant amount of the work day; and frequently access, input, and retrieve information from the computer and other office productivity devices. The associate is regularly required to move about the office and around the corporate campus. The associate is occasionally required to travel to other sites, including out-of-state, where applicable, for business. The associate must frequently move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move up to 25 pounds.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While the job is generally performed in an office environment, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, areas in which moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals are present, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the office environment is typically quiet, but the associate may be occasionally exposed to loud noise levels. TRAVEL REQUIREDMinimal travel is required for this position (up to 20% of the time and on a domestic basis).The Friedkin Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces by conducting pre-employment drug testing. Our Total Rewards package is an integral part of how we recognize our associates contributions as well as attract, retain and reward the most qualified employees. We are committed to providing a fair and competitive compensation structure that includes base pay and performance based rewards, where applicable. Compensation is based on various factors including, but not limited to, skill set, experience, qualifications and job-related requirements. Our benefits include medical, dental, and vision along with wellness programs, retirement plans, paid leave and much more! To learn more about these programs and many more, take a tour of our Benefits Page at . #LI-NL1#HP125

Keywords: GSFSGroup, Houston , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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