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Robert Half Senior Accountant - SEC Reporting in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia


There's currently a vacancy at a thriving Financial Services company for an experienced Senior Accountant - SEC Reporting on a permanent basis in the DC Metro area. As a Senior Accountant - SEC Reporting, you will be responsible for assisting the VP – SEC Reporting with the preparation of financial reporting, including, but not limited to, 10-Q, 10-K, 8-Ks, proxies, and other SEC filings as needed/required for the firm. The preparation includes the drafting of sections of the Management Discussion and Analysis sections of the 10-Qs/10-K, certain footnote disclosures that meet the SEC reporting standards for public companies, and earnings press releases and presentations. This position will work with external auditors during the audit process. This position will also prepare reporting used to support the maintenance of SEC Independence for the Big 4 auditing firms across the companies private equity complex. Additionally, this role will assist the Firm Financial Reporting Manager with the firm’s centralized fund performance metrics data and related processes, including coordinating fund performance data collection/aggregation across all segments; act as a liaison with Partnership Accounting, Fund Management and Investor Relations to ensure data is complete, accurate and timely; and prepare support for the Firm’s SEC filings, as well as a variety of regular and ad hoc internal reporting. The position will also be working closely with a variety of different groups such as legal, partnership accounting, fund management, FP& A and corporate accounting teams to ensure timely flow of information through the organization to achieve his/her primary responsibilities.

Day to day responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 Roll forward quarterly SEC reports for review prior to quarter end

 Collaborate with other departments to obtain information necessary to prepare MD& A and footnote disclosures

 Assist VP – SEC Reporting in the preparation and review of quarterly earnings press releases and presentations

 Assist with external auditor requests / questions during quarterly reviews and annual audit

 Address questions/comments on 10-Q / 10-K disclosures from various stakeholders throughout the company

 Perform quality control procedures for SEC filings

 Prepare 8-K filings as needed/required across all SEC filing entities

 Prepare other governmental entity information reports quarterly

 Ad hoc reporting projects, as assigned

 Assist AVP – Consolidations with management of Wdesk Financial Reporting platform

 Compile fund performance metrics to be included in SEC reporting (10Qs/Ks and earnings releases) and public investor presentations

 Complete or coordinate a variety of internal ad hoc data requests related to fund performance metrics

Ideal candidates for this Senior Accountant - SEC Reporting will have 2+ years of public accounting (auditing) or financial reporting from a large organization, BS in Accounting or Finance and detail oriented. To apply to this Senior Accountant - SEC Reporting please apply through this posting or reach out to Caren Bromberg Bach on LinkedIn or call Caren Bach at 301.965.9035.

Requirements - Experience with ERP systems

  • Strong time management skills preferred

  • Demonstrated analytical abilities, tendency to quickly connect dots and surmise logical outcomes

  • Great attention to detail

  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are preferred

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

  • Prior work done in public accounting is desired

  • US GAAP experience preferred

  • Knowledge of financial auditing

  • Proficiency in SEC Reporting

  • Financial reporting experience

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in SOX control execution/documentation

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

  • 2+ years of overall general accounting experience, ideally with Big 4 experience

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

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