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Senior Accountant

Service Corporation International Houston, TX

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time


The senior level accountant creates appropriate entries and schedules in preparation of the financial statement close and consolidation process on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis. Assists in the identification and resolution of accounting issues encountered while keeping the Supervisor and Manager apprised of potential issues requiring attention. Interfaces with all levels of personnel across all locations and departments regarding accounting issues.


60% Revenue Analysis
• Provides assurance on pre-need sales accounting, including but not limited to, deferred revenue and trust investments.
• Recognize anomalies within revenue accounting and work with supervisor to insure proper accounting is achieved.
• Analyzes production entries, amounts and sales trends.
• Prepares funeral and cemetery case volume and interment count journal entries and trends.
• Assists the Supervisor/Manager in helping other departments brainstorm additional revenue sources and their appropriate accounting implications.
• Assists in providing assurance on insurance sales accounting and commissions.
• Reviews cemetery sales contracts to ensure proper revenue recognition within determined guidelines.
• Prepares cost versus revenue analysis to analyze relationships and trends relating to products.
• Performs accounting research related to revenue recognition as necessary.
• Calculates and records cancellation reserves and bad debt allowance.
• Suggests need for new or changed controls and/or procedures and recommend such changes to management as necessary.
• Ensures that transactions are properly supported and classified in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
• Assists the Supervisor and Manager with special projects as necessary.

40% Auditing and Compliance
• Performs income statement verification and analysis.
• Verifies production and delivery statistics.
• Validates source systems for revenues and costs of sales.
• Assists the supervisor in the coordination of the internal and external audits.
• Provides schedules and documentation to internal and external audit groups.


Demonstrates a Commitment to Services Excellence, Trustworthiness and Integrity
• Shows consistency among principles, values, ethical standards and personal behavior
• Is trusted by supervisors and peers to keep one’s word and follow through on commitments

Promote Innovation
• Brainstorms and generates new ways to look at processes and problems
• Assists the team in identifying cost savings and revenue opportunities
• Generates new ideas and initiatives

Achieve Results
• Balances time, resources and quality requirements to achieve business goals
• Sets high standards of performance for self and others
• Assists in driving the achievement of agreed-upon results

Display Adaptability
• Actively supports change initiatives
• Assists the Supervisors in coaching junior level staff to adapt to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change

Communicate Effectively
• Conveys information clearly and concisely in written and spoken communication
• Listens effectively and provides frequent feedback
• Creates environment in which team members share information openly and honestly
• Makes effective and motivating presentations

Collaborate with Others
• Utilizes optimal level of collaboration with team members to achieve business goals
• Shares credit with others for their contributions
• Celebrates team successes

Build Productive Relationships (Internal / External)
• Relates well to people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives
• Maintains composure and constructive relationships even under difficult circumstances


• Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting or in a related discipline


• CPA/CMA certification is plus


• 3-5 years of experience in revenue accounting/analysis, auditing, financial reporting or equivalent experience in a related field

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Industry experience, a plus
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, preferably with a heavy focus on Access and Excel


Work Environment
• Work indoors and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions
• Standard business dress is required

Work Postures
• Sitting continuously for many hours per day, up to 6 hours per day

Physical Demands
• Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required, includes paperwork, calculators, computers and phone usage

Work Hours
• Working beyond “standard” hours during month end close, quarter end and year ends, and as required for additional projects

Service Corporation International

Why Work Here?

"We Celebrate Lives"

Who we are. What we do. We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe. We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life. Benefits Options: Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life) 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match Vacation and sick time Tuition reimbursement Funeral discounts, and more SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies. Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V


1929 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77042
Houston, TX
Posted: 18 days ago