Robert Half Accountemps Senior Accountant in Palo Alto, California

Typical Duties Include: -Reconciling sub-ledger to general ledger account balances -Preparing financial statements -Assessing internal controls, including risk assessments and reviews of risk areas -Assisting with budget preparation and preparing the monthly budget variance analyses -Maintaining and reconciling fixed assets schedules -Assisting with initial internal control evaluations -Supervising accounting staff

Candidates for senior account positions should possess solid communication, technology, organizational and analytical skills. Companies hiring senior accountants generally look for at least three years' experience, along with a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Accreditations such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA) also are preferred.