at Airgas USA LLC in Wilmington, Delaware, United States
The Senior Accountant on the General Ledger Team of the Central Accounting Group is a high-level position, ensuring all general ledger activity is accounted for accurately and timely. This position interacts and works closely with Finance personnel from the Corporate Office and from the Business Units. The person in this role is expected to complete assignments with limited guidance, be the point-person / participate in projects impacting the team, and assist with coordinating month-end closing activities. Flexibility in work hours is required for month-end close and possibly additional hours as needed to complete tasks and support business activities throughout the month. This role is also expected to display leadership qualities by ensuring the team's centralized email inbox is properly monitored and by providing support to other team members with tasks assigned to them.
How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?
Complete complex analyses, reports, monthly account reconciliations, and journal entries with limited guidance. Examples include, but are not limited to, Intercompany Reconciliations, Consolidated Sales & Use Tax Reconciliation, System Reconciliations, Cash Account Reconciliations, Personal Property Tax Reconciliations, allocation journal entries, and accrual journal entries.
Complete the weekly AP and AR Intercompany Clearing process.
Complete the quarterly Inventory Reserve calculation process.
Assist with the coordination of month-end closing activities, such as the opening and closing of the accounting periods and assigning tasks to be completed by team members.
Participate in projects within the company impacting the General Ledger Team.
Review / approve standard journal entries and reconciliations, as assigned by Manager.
Interact with internal and external auditors; complete data requests as needed for audits.
Provide service to internal customers by monitoring the team's centralized email inbox to post journal entries and to respond to requests received by the field in a timely manner.
Provide support to functional users of the SAP general ledger system.
Provide back-up coverage for tasks as needed.
Maintain team training documentation and reference material.
Provide support to CAG GL team members and to other teams within the organization.
Identify opportunities to enhance/streamline business processes.
Escalate non-routine issues to the General Ledger Team Manager.
Complete other duties and projects as assigned.
Are you a MATCH?
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field
At least four to six years of experience in an accounting role, with demonstrated understanding of accounting concepts.
Hands-on user experience with SAP / other ERP systems preferred.
Proficiency with Excel and Access preferred.
Demonstrates the ability to work as part of a team, and has a clear understanding of how assigned responsibilities impact other processes and the work of other people.
Experience in working with different departments and cross-functional teams.
Demonstrates leadership qualities and people development skills.
Strong analytic, organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills; ability to manage multiple priorities; ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; ability to work under pressure and comply with deadlines.
Strong work ethic and integrity that directs their work behavior and impacts their ability to provide high-quality work on a consistent basis.
The ability to assume increasing responsibilities in a rapidly-changing environment; ability to work and navigate within a complex matrixed organization.
Flexibility and willingness to learn and take on new functions and responsibilities over time.
Ability to think critically, work independently, and problem-solve within delegated authority, yet not afraid to ask for assistance to ensure accuracy / minimize errors.
Escalates issues and seeks advice when faced with complex issues/problems.
Applies procedures to ensure accuracy of output and adopts continuous improvement approach.
Has a sufficient understanding of standard processes and procedures to enable application of existing practices and minor modifications when needed.
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products.
Through the passion and diversity of its 18,000 associates, Airgas fosters a culture of safety, customer success, sustainability and innovation. Airgas associates are empowered to share ideas, take initiative and make decisions.
Airgas is a subsidiary of Air Liquide, a... For full info follow application link.
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