Applus+

  • Senior Accountant

    Job Locations US-TX-Sugar Land
    Internal Title
    Senior Accountant
    Requisition ID
    2018-2345
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
  • Company Bio

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    Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and, oil and gas industries. We are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of our clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. We deliver this through our technical capabilities, innovative approach, and our motivated team who are committed to operational excellence.

     

    Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, our teams have expanded with 19,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry.
    Together beyond standards.

    Position Purpose

    • The main function of the Sr. Accountant is to ensure the integrity of accounting information by preparing, recording, verifying, and consolidating financial transactions. This position must meet tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities.
    • This role is responsible for providing timely and accurate reporting in the general ledger and complying with financial policies & standard processes.
    • Responsible for accounting processes month end and year end closing.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prepare and verify asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
    • Ensure proper feeder systems from sub ledgers, journal entries, tax requirements, allocations, intercompany, external banks & Fixed Assets accounting. GL account requests.
    • Local and Regional Financial statements review and reporting, ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information including SAP BPC reporting of month/year end results.
    • Perform analysis of financial accounts, review account reconciliations prepared by Financial Shared Service, ensure reconciling items identified during the reconciliation process are cleared timely.
    • Ensure all intercompany transactions and balances are recorded properly and reconciled timely.
    • Prepare month-end financial statements and special analysis of expenditures in a timely manner. Answer queries, assist and prepare management reports as needed.
    • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
    • Interface with the different departments and regions to verify transaction report data and issues.
    • Respond to the inquiries regarding financial results, special reporting requests, and other assignments.
    • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
    • Prepare reports and required for government entities.
    • Assist with internal and external audit, coordinate items per audit PBC lists, prepare and review work papers and supporting documents, address audit query and issues.
    • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and policies to enhance workflow and accuracy of the department in conjunction with the NOAM Shared Services Manager.
    • Maintain internal control procedure and accounting policies to enforce policy compliance and report any non-compliance.
    • Act as a point of contact with the Global Shared Services Center and USA.
    • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
    • Must maintain a strong focus on cross functional teamwork with both internal and external stakeholders.
    • Follow and enforce the Company required safe work practices and procedures at all times.
    • Enforce and abide the requirements of safe operation and personal safety using required Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Practices per company policy.
    • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations and Company policy at all times.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Maintain a safe, secure, and legal work environment for all staff ensuring all company policies are being followed.
    • Maintain staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results in partnership with human resources.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Knowledge and experience of accounting, month end close procedures, eliminations and consolidations, reporting policy/concepts, controls, analytics, normalization, and foreign currency issues.
    • Knowledge and understanding of financial accounting principles and business acumen.
    • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
    • Knowledge of arithmetic and algebra.
    • An understanding of GAAP including demonstrated experience in interpretation; application and implementation supported by strong analytical and planning skills is required.
    • Understanding of IFRS accounting standards.
    • Proficient in financial reporting and consolidation tools such as SAP BPC.
    • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
    • Ability to multi-task and properly execute multiple simultaneous assignments under pressure and tight deadlines.
    • Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse groups of people.
    • Ability to work under a shared service module.
    • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must have working knowledge of MS Office Suite of products.
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, skills required.
    • Must be flexible and thrive in a fast pace environment.
    • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.

    Education and Work Experience

    • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance.
    • 3 – 6+ years prior experience in the accounting / financial reporting areas.
    • Experience with ERP business and reporting systems (SAP, Axapta a plus).

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • CPA preferred.

    Physical Activities and Requirements

    • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
    • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
    • The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
    • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
    • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
    • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
    • Sitting: Remaining sitting, particularly for sustained periods of time
    • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
    • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling
    • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
    • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work area to another.
    • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
    • Sedentary work: Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
    • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading at distances close to the eyes.
    • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

    Working Conditions

    • The physical environment requires the employee to work inside an office environment, protected from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate
    • Must be physically located in Sugar Land, Texas

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