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Senior Accountant

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Our client is seeking an experienced full time Senior Accountant to join the Corporate Controllership team based in Pittsburgh, PA.  The ideal candidate is an energetic, system-savvy accountant ready to take on responsibility for corporate financial accounting and reporting of the company’s global business results.  This position works within a world-class finance organization contributing to the consolidation of the Company’s financial results, accurate and transparent internal and external financial reporting, and the resolution of various technical accounting matters.
The position reports directly to the Senior Manager of External Reporting with indirect reporting to the Manager of Corporate Consolidation and Financial Systems for certain monthly closing and consolidation assignments.
Major activities of this position include: 
  • Prepare consolidated financial statements, supporting schedules, and disclosures for internal and external reporting purposes
  • Develop the consolidated statement of cash flows, along with supporting documentation and explanations of activity and identified variances
  • Assist in the preparation of external financial reports, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q SEC filings
  • Track new accounting guidance issued by the FASB and SEC and assist in the implementation of any resulting new accounting and disclosure requirements, as well as draft comment letters and update internal company policies
  • Contribute to ongoing compliance initiatives related to the Company’s internal control structure and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Collaborate with various levels of business and corporate financial personnel on accounting and disclosure matters
  • Utilize the consolidation system, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)
  • Design, implement, and test HFM system modifications that result from changes in accounting policy
  • Record consolidation journals during the monthly closing process
  • Provide solutions to accounting and financial questions from business unit or operating location personnel by researching, analyzing and interpreting data
  • Participate in the activities related to the quarterly reviews and the annual audit performed by external auditors
  • Update job knowledge by staying up-to-date on new accounting pronouncements; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Perform ad hoc analyses and special projects as requested by supervisor
Qualifications
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • 3 years of accounting and reporting experience, including 1-2 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting
  • Effective writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines
 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • CPA certification (or working toward completion)
  • 4+ years of related work experience, including 2+ years in Big 4 public accounting
  • Extensive knowledge of US GAAP and SEC regulations
  • Manufacturing experience with a concentration in the metals and/or mining industry
  • Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and/or Hyperion experience
  • Working knowledge of Oracle or equivalent ERP system
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