Financial Analyst/ Accountant II

Financial Analyst/  Accountant II 
Work Location: Tempe, AZ, 85284
Duration: 8 months+
 
Looking for a degree'd accountant to help with project work and to backfill for maternity leave early next year. 
Project work will be related to unclaimed property, 1099, misc filing, etc. 
STRONG attention to detail, ability to work with lots of data and maintain sense of data, across multiple legal entities with the merchant segment.
 
Description:
Performs a variety of financial activities, including accounting, financial analysis, audit, tax, asset administration, general ledger, credit and collections, ensuring accuracy and compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other accounting regulations. 
Responsible for developing, maintaining, and providing financial information, plans, and projections. 
Performs analysis of financial studies and prepares summary reports for management. Reviews and interprets financial reporting requirements, rules and regulations. Performs basic to moderately complex tasks to complete financial/accounting projects, such as budget planning/analysis, financial plans, revenue forecasting, statistical reporting. 
Resolves basic to moderately complex issues pertaining to financials within established guidelines. 
Assists more experienced peers with the preparation of ad-hoc studies, reports and analysis. 
Participates, as an observer, in meetings with departments/organizations internal and external to the company to resolve financial data and/or process issues, develop/implement new methodologies, procedures and budgetary controls. 
Prepares monthly income statement and balance sheet variances, balance sheet reconciliations, journal entries, and maintain accounting records. Assists with the development of monthly, quarterly and yearend reporting. 
May participate, as an observer, in presentations to internal/external senior leadership. 
May assist with follow-up work/analysis resulting from reporting presentations by gathering and compiling necessary data. 
Assists in the preparation of routine and occasionally non-routine responses, in accordance with audit standards, to basic, occasionally moderately complex, requests from auditors during internal/external audits and immediately escalates process issues and/or potential process issues impacting any aspect of the audit work to the appropriate peer and/or management. 
Develops and demonstrates a basic knowledge and company specific financial acumen by leveraging the experience of more senior peers and researching external publications/whitepapers, regulations, and proposed regulation changes. 
 
Bachelor's Degree - Accounting, Finance or related degree or qualifying certification (CPA, CMA, ACA, CIMA, ACCA Certification) 
 
Typically Minimum 2 Years Relevant Exp - Experience with Microsoft Dynamics, Hyperion Financial Management, and Hyperion Planning a plus CPA/CMA candidate or other relevant certification preferred 
SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE - Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. 
JOB COMPLEXITY - Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Exercises judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Builds productive internal/external working relationships. 
SUPERVISION - Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments. 
Microsoft Office - Proven experience in the use of systems and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
 

4 year college degree and two or more years professional experience or high school diploma or equivalent with four or more years professional experience. 

Thank you,
Sachin P.,
510-402-1063
sachin@apninc.com

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