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Latitude, Inc. Sr. Cost Accountant in De Leon Springs, Florida

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Basic Purpose of Position: Monitor, Coordinate, and oversee the department?s accounting policies and practices ensuring compliance with internal controls, corporate procedures, and GAAP.

Primary or Major Responsibilities: ? Coordinate month-end closing activities ensuring appropriate cut-off dates, appropriate assignment of tasks, and successful and timely completion of responsibilities by all parties involved in the closing? Supervise accounting activity throughout the department ensuring compliance with internal controls requirements, corporate procedures, and GAAP? Develop recommendations for managerial action to improve processes or to bring practices into compliance with guidelines? Compile and maintain supporting documentation for accounting transactions and book journal entries as required? Extract General Ledger data for review and analysis as needed or upon request? Monitor accounts for omissions and errors and review charges to ensure appropriate accounting? Assist in the preparation monthly Profit-and-Loss Statements and Balance Sheets? Coordinate the submission of monthly financial data through corporate systems (BPC, Hyperion, SEM, etc.)? Develop the monthly Cash Flow Forecast and related analyses? Analyze and explain balance sheet variances to budget, prior periods, etc. using statistical analyses to discover and predict trends? Support the variance analyses related to the monthly P&L statements? Supervise the monthly account reconciliation process, making assignments and ensuring that submissions are timely, that procedures are followed, and that appropriate supporting documentation is provided? Reconcile assigned Balance Sheet accounts to subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules? Conduct accounting training when required including the training of new staff members? Coordinate special projects? Oversee the monitoring and reconciliation of flexible spending accounts and other employee benefits accounts? Oversee the development of payroll data, the reconciliation of all related accounts, and the posting of payroll data to the ledger? Complete assigned Internal Controls requirements (ICRQ, MIARS, etc.)? Oversee the process of reimbursements for employee travel expenses? Coordinate the department?s participation in the monthly supplier purchase order audit? Prepare reports for local management review, and Executive Summaries as required? Support the development of the monthly Financial Forecast as required? Support other accounting functions when called upon (A/R, A/P, Cost, etc.)? Develop and input data into Excel spreadsheets and/or Access databases as required? Sort and file documents in a way that supports a strong audit trail and that promotes an organized workspace? Perform other duties as assigned by the Controller

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor?s Degree in accounting or finance

  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years previous experience of general accounting

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact effectively with all levels throughout the organization

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Team player who is able to work independently

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Outlook, working knowledge of SharePoint and PowerPoint