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Senior Accountant

New York, NY
  • Expired: December 08, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Controller, and as an integral part of Questel's accounting team, this role is responsible to serve as a team leader within the accounting department to ensure the department creates accurate and timely financial records for the organization. This includes the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of the accounting records, a comprehensive set of controls, and financial records that adhere to generally accepted accounting principles for the accounting department.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the accounting operations of one of more of Questel's subsidiaries
  • Analyze accounting records, including financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to standards defined within the department
  • Work with the Controller on appropriate fiscal strategies for the organization
  • Review records of accounts to ensure accuracy
  • Develop systems for the maintenance of financial records, making use of current technologies
  • Create processes and controls for accounting personnel
  • Ensure that accounts payable is paid in a timely manner
  • Ensure that accounts receivable is collected promptly
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Prepare consolidated monthly financial statements
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
  • Assist in gathering data for the annual budget and forecasts
  • Assist in the provision of information to external auditors for all audits
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications & Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration with experience in Public Accounting or a CPA license is required; Master's Degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years professional accounting experience. In addition, any combination of education, professional experience, and training provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Demonstrated management and supervisory skills required
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to stay on task with minimal supervision and regularly report on individual and team progress
  • Able to effectively multi-task in stressful situations
  • Working knowledge of NetSuite Accounting or Exact software or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, regression analysis, etc.)
  • Excellent ten-key and data entry skills
  • Demonstrated skills in project management, negotiations, and problem-solving
  • Direct experience in financial statement preparation, general ledger knowledge, account reconciliation; debit/credit knowledge preferred
  • Able to complete a heavy workload within an established timeframe
  • Highly motivated with a willingness to take initiative and complete assignments
  • Participate in a culture of responsiveness to strengthen relationships and ensure the time needs and time of others are met and respected
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluency in a second language, other than English, is preferred but not required

Supervision Received:

Supervision is provided by the Controller

Supervision Exercised:

Supervision of accounts receivable & accounts payable direct reports, as assigned

Physical/Sensory/Mental Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Consistently standing and/or sitting with the ability to meet with other team members
  • Consistently operating a computer and other office productivity machinery
  • Remembering names and details
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information that is or will be confidential and proprietary to Questel or Questel's clients

Additional Requirements:

Verification of identity and criminal records check


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Equal Employment Opportunity - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Employment Type: FULL_TIME



450 7th Avenue

New York, NY
10123 USA


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