Full Job Description
Vedder Price is seeking a highly motivated and detail oriented Senior Accountant who will work with our Management team to evaluate, recommend and implement best practices in the day-to-day processes. The Senior Accountant will also be responsible for assisting with local and international tax compliance, preparation of federal and state tax filings, effectively managing multiple audit engagements, mentoring the staff accountant and other responsibilities as outlined below.
This position reports to the Assistant Controller, but will regularly interact with the Controller, FP&A team and CFO.
As the Senior Accountant, your job duties will include but not be limited to:
Assist tax advisors in the preparation of federal and state tax filings.
Ensure timely and accurate compliance with income and other tax filing requirements for domestic and international entities.
Assist with tax research, analysis, and interpretation for purposes of compliance with domestic and international laws and regulations.
Lead the financial statement, pension plan, and employee benefit audits for domestic and international entities, which includes effectively managing multiple engagements simultaneously.
Coordinate with various departments across the firm to gather audit support, communicate with external audit firms, and provide deliverables by expected deadlines.
Perform month end close responsibilities, which includes recording journal entries and completing account reconciliations.
Facilitate the preparation and review of domestic and international financial statements.
Manage, supervise and mentor staff accountant, including mentoring in professional development areas, guiding and teaching through technical challenges, and maintaining a positive team atmosphere.
Evaluate, recommend and implement improvements to related processes.
Invest in your professional development individually and through participation in firm wide learning and development programs
Skills & Competencies:
Knowledge of accounting theory/practices for professional service firms
Experience with tax compliance and external audits (domestic and international preferred)
Ability to work with multiple accounting and financial systems
Excellent written and verbal communication; accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
Excellent problem solving skills and exercise good judgment
Qualifications & Required Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting required
MBA or other advanced degree in finance or accounting a plus
CPA highly encouraged
Minimum five (5) years of experience within an accounting and finance function required (law/professional services firm experience preferred)
Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following software:
Experience with Elite or 3E Accounting System and business analytic tools strongly preferred (data warehouse experience a plus)
Excellent Microsoft Excel and Word skills required
Equal Employment Opportunity
Vedder Price P.C. is an equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (where applicant is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations), medical condition, protected veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We participate in E-verify.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.