Senior International Accountant

Boston, MA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 07/21/2017 Job ID: 79056 Specialty: Accounting & Finance

A top company in Lexington, MA is seeking a Senior International Accountant to join their team. As the Senior International Accountant, you will perform accounting and special projects for subsidiary companies in the EMEA and APAC markets. This position requires an understanding of U.S and international GAAP and tax, and internal controls. The Senior International Accountant will be responsible for timely and detailed account reconciliations, internal control assessment and documentation, and participation in financial reporting. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Senior International Accountant:              
  • Perform month-end, quarter-end and year-end accounting close for the company’ s overseas entities
  • Review monthly and quarterly reconciliations of overseas accounts receivable and participate in the period end assessment and review of bad debt reserves and accruals
  • Review of all sales contract documentation for overseas customers as part of the billing cycle
  • Perform reconciliation and analysis of all balance sheet and major income statement accounts
  • Perform reconciliation and analysis of gains or losses on foreign currency
  • Review and analyze overseas entities’ expense activity in support of global accounting and financial analysis
  • Prepare documentation as required
  • Review and analyze overseas entities’ expense activity in support of tax accounting and income tax compliance
  • Prepare documentation as required
  • Manage local accounting vendors’ preparation of corporation, payroll and indirect tax returns
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reconciliations of intercompany payables and receivables activity for overseas entities
  • Prepare and maintain US GAAP to local international GAAP analysis and US GAAP and local international GAAP to tax analysis
  • Manage yearly statutory audits of all entities including preparation of all audit schedules and timely responses to audit requests
  • Support the US accounting team and senior management in various accounting and financial reporting projects and analysis
  • Assist in the design and implementation of corporate accounting policies and procedures
  • Participate in business process improvement initiatives and related implementations
  • Perform special purpose and/or ad hoc analyses as required
Requirements for the Senior International Accountant:
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • 5-8 years of accounting experience with a mix of private and public accounting experience
  • CPA required
  • Ability to take occasional calls and meetings during APAC business day
  • Strong understanding of U.S., and international GAAP accounting and reporting
  • Understanding of U.S., and international income tax accounting and reporting
  • International currency GL experience
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to problem solve and work independently with a minimum level of supervision
  • Experience with ERP systems required. Experience with Microsoft AX a plus
  • Extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel (advanced level preferred)
  • Ability to speak and write Japanese a plus
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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