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Robert Half Sr. Accountant in San Luis Obispo, California

Description There's currently a full-time opportunity at Robert Half for a skilled Senior Accountant to join a dynamic, innovative team in the San Luis Obispo, California area. As a Senior Accountant, you will be required to perform financial statement preparation and consolidation, account analysis and reconciliations, cash flow analysis, budgets and forecasting, audit preparation, and internal control maintenance and regulatory reporting. This position offers a great long-term growth potential, including a strong compensation and benefits package for the candidate. We are seeking an individual with exemplary analytical skills who enjoys working in a challenging and fast-paced work environment in order to support the continued success of the company.

How you will make an impact

  • Ensure corporate accounting policies, procedures, and controls are followed when working with business partners and be able to provide support on special requests

  • Continuously analyze current automation of the accounting and reporting process and present improvement suggestions

  • Provide monthly consolidated P& L and Balance Sheet flux analysis for management reporting

  • Analyze financial information and report on financial results (trends, performance metrics, benchmarks)

  • Aid in coordinating quarterly reviews and testing with internal and external auditors

  • Execute monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables (journal entries, reconciliations, reports) in compliance with GAAP

  • Present Balance Sheet account reconciliations

  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives

  • Administer Ad-hoc projects as necessary Requirements - Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • SEC reporting and SOX compliance is a plus

  • Efficient in ERP systems

  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and projects within deadlines

  • Self-starter and strong ethical standards

  • Prior experience in a public accounting environment is highly valued

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively throughout all levels of the company

  • Command of general ledger

  • Foundational knowledge in CPA

  • Strong familiarity with journal entries

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Prevailing Wage

  • Deltek experience

  • Proven knowledge of month end closings

  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred

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

  • Corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence systems experience a plus

  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Remarkable analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Exceptional time management skills preferred

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