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  • Senior Staff Accountant

    Location US-NV-Las Vegas
    Posted Date 1 week ago(04/12/2018 2:31 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-10487
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Company
    GES
  • Overview

    WE BRING THE “WOW”!

     

    ARE YOU READY TO BE A “WOW” MAKER?

     

    GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!

     

    Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.

     

    Sr. Staff Accountant

    Job Description:

    The candidate for this Senior Staff Accountant opportunity must have the proven ability to research, reconcile and resolve complex balance sheet account reconciliation issues.

     

    Responsibilities

    The primary responsibilities for this position consist of, but are not limited to the following:

    • Perform variance analysis and be able to explain accounting and business causal and effect of a situation in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Support a continuous accounting environment where we don’t just focus on month end close activities, but rather a continuous approach to recording transactions and activity.
    • Understanding of multi-entity environment and financial reporting requirements, and foreign exchange transactions as necessary
    • Support of audit requests and provide management support for various external and internal audits, to include planning, communication, tracking and review of selections and schedules assigned through management
    • Perform month end close activities, including journal entries and reporting
    • Responsible for various account reconciliations to support “should be” balance analysis through validation of account to internal management and external auditors
    • Provide necessary support for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance inquiries to include self-assessment

    Performs other duties as assigned and necessary to support management

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will possess a well-rounded background in accounting and be able to provide analysis and reconciliation skills to multiple types of accounts.   Your ability to apply your technical accounting skills is essential to succeed in this position.  We support an open environment where you will be exposed to various accounting disciplines as you work in our group.

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required plus 3-5 years of experience in an accounting related discipline.
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze results to include presentation of findings and execution of change deemed necessary to promote improvement. You should be a critical thinker and highly skeptical of account reconciliation support to ensure your conclusions are supported by proper documentation.
    • Demonstrate the ability to develop standard operating procedures for specified roles and responsibilities and/or accounts.
    • Must be highly computer literate and able to learn new systems quickly. We utilize Oracle as our accounting system and Hyperion Essbase and HFM as analytical and reporting tools. The company will provide necessary training and support for this purpose. You will be expected to become highly proficient with our technology platforms.
    • Highly detailed person with account reconciliation skills. We utilize Blackline technology to record and approve account reconciliations. You will be expected to become highly proficient using Blackline. The company will provide necessary training and support for this purpose.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with strong research, analytical and problem solving skills are required.
    • Must be a team player and demonstrate ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team setting and a self-starter attitude is preferred.
    • Multi-facility, including international, manufacturing experience preferred. Ability to communicate with GES personnel globally.
    • Microsoft Office Suite working knowledge. You should be a highly proficient with MS Excel and Word and be able to create and use pivot tables on large amounts of data
    • Accountability mindset with ability to support a mentoring role with others throughout our Shared Services Accounting Group.
    • Solid knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), technically strong and confident with your accounting skills.
    • You must demonstrate behaviors consistent with our SSAG culture of honesty, passion, curiosity, service, and team spirit, being innovative in your approach and identifying change that will have a favorable impact on our organization.

    Work Environment

    Benefits:     

    Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

    • Competitive salaries
    • 401K with company match
    • Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
    • Wellness benefits
    • Career development program
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Employee assistance program
    • Vacation time
    • Community involvement opportunities
    • Team activities

    And much more……

     

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