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Robert Half Sr. Accountant in Newark, New Jersey


Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Newark, New Jersey

Salary Range: $75,000 - $95,000 per year

Job Type: Full-time- Hybrid Schedule available

As a Senior Accountant, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of our financial records. You will work closely with the finance team and other departments to support our manufacturing operations. This is a full-time position with a hybrid schedule, allowing for flexibility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and analyze financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Ensure compliance with accounting principles and regulations.

  • Cost Accounting: Implement and maintain cost accounting processes, including tracking and analyzing production costs, inventory valuation, and variance analysis.

  • Month-end and Year-end Close: Lead and participate in the month-end and year-end closing processes, including journal entries, reconciliations, and financial statement preparation.

  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Collaborate with management to develop and monitor budgets and forecasts. Provide financial insights and recommendations based on analysis.

  • General Ledger Management: Maintain and reconcile the general ledger accounts. Ensure accurate and timely recording of financial transactions.

  • Audit Support: Assist with internal and external audits by providing documentation, explanations, and resolving audit inquiries.

  • Tax Compliance: Prepare and file various tax returns, including sales tax, property tax, and corporate income tax. Stay up-to-date with tax regulations and changes.

  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements within the accounting and finance department, and implement best practices.

  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with various departments, including production, procurement, and inventory management, to ensure accurate financial data and reporting.

  • Ad Hoc Projects: Undertake special projects and analyses as assigned by management.


  • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills

  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred

  • Ability to prioritize deals and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent, and to thrive in a dynamic, high pressure environment

  • Engages effectively in self-directed time management and prioritization of workload

  • Great attention to detail

  • 3-5 years of overall general accounting experience, ideally with Big 4 experience

  • Ability to handle multiple projects within strict deadlines

  • Remarkable analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • ERP system experience

  • Familiarity with corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence systems required

  • Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

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