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Working As A Finance Reporting Accountant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $82,670

    Average Salary

What Does A Finance Reporting Accountant Do At Accenture

* Consolidate and prepare financial statements of Accenture plc (Balance sheet, Income statement, Shareholders' Equity and Cash Flow Statement)
* Consolidate and prepare financial statements of Accenture Holdings plc (Balance sheet, Income statement, Shareholders' Equity and Cash Flow Statement)
* Assist in the review and filing of financial statements for Irish Stand-alone Statutory filing (Balance sheet, Income statement, Shareholders' Equity and Cash Flow Statement)
* Identify and record monthly and quarterly global journal entries
* Prepare and lead monthly pre and post close review of financial statements with Accenture Leadership, including preparation of Financial Results Summary
* Prepare selected quarterly and annual sections of the SEC 10
* Q/K Filings, including footnote disclosures & MD&A information
* Assist Regulatory reporting team with preparation and review of filings
* Compare Accenture plc bonus accruals to plan on a quarterly basis to ensure appropriate classification and accounting
* Prepare annual Goodwill Impairment Analysis for Accenture plc
* Provide assistance to external auditors during quarterly review and annual audit processes
* Prepare Earnings release financial statements and review of other earnings release materials (i.e. Press release and CEO/CFO scripts)
* Ensure internal controls compliance and documentation requirements are met
* As appropriate, identify and recommend improvements to financial reporting processes
* Ad hoc research project

What Does A Finance Reporting Accountant Do At Randstad

* Assist in the preparation of all financial statement reporting to ensure timely filing of the company's SEC reports on Form 10
* Q and 10
* K, including drafting disclosures, preparing tie-out support packages and MD&A supporting schedules, ensuring accuracy and consistency of the financial statements and reconciling prior year information.
* Assist in ensuring that financial statements are prepared in compliance with GAAP and SOX requirements.
* Assist in ensuring the accuracy of the support used in the preparation of the press releases, scripts for quarterly earnings call, and other Investor Relations activities.
* Assist in building knowledge and understanding of the company's systems and tools.
* Run reports and pull financial data with SAP.
* Create and develop financial analysis based on management's reporting needs and changes to the business

What Does A Finance Reporting Accountant Do At Bechtel Corporation

* Maintains assigned segment of financial, accounting, or tax records.
* Prepares annual financial statements and work papers to support financial information and disclosures therein.
* Review various documents and summaries to verify accuracy and conformance with specific functional, corporate, contract, government, or professional accounting requirements.
* Reconciles reports and financial data with other records on file.
* Points out inconsistencies and errors.
* Prepares or reviews moderately complex summary reports, financial statements, or tax returns.
* Analyzes accounting or financial data and problems.
* Prepares working papers, schedules, exhibits, and summaries to support findings and recommendations.
* Reviews existing Controller system and processes, identifies and recommends areas for process improvement and automation.
* Assists with external audit questions and/or other questions arising from the business units

What Does A Finance Reporting Accountant Do At City of Richmond-Utilities

* The City of Richmond, Department of Finance seeks to fill one Accountant III position to be responsible for General Ledger and Financial Reporting projects.
* The City of Richmond's Finance Department is needing to fill the position of Accountant III.
* The ideal candidate will be extremely seasoned in the area of local government accounting.
* This advanced Accountant III will be involved in a variety of challenging accounting functions such as various financial procedures, reports and projects.
* This is an advance role that functions independent to successfully complete complex accounting duties under general supervision.
* Duties include, but are not limited to:_
* Reconciling all funds and accounts for assigned areas of responsibility; researching discrepancies, collecting information, performing bank reconciliations, and report's findings to management;
* Assisting in planning, reviewing, preparing and monitoring routine and special monthly and annual budgets and budget projections for assigned areas of responsibility;
* Serving as the liaison to other agencies/departments and/or component units to provide information and to resolve accounting issues;
* Reviewing accounting pronouncements issued by various regulatory bodies, such as the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and recommends revisions to established policies and procedures as indicated;
* Making recommendations regarding departmental policies and procedures;
* Preparing and submits routine and special costing, audit, financial and budgetary analysis reports;
* Providing, tracking, monitoring, and verifying bank wire transfers, disbursements and appropriations for assigned accounts and funds, according to supervisor's instructions;
* Assisting internal and external auditors with technical support and advice; prepares and assist with review of annual audit and financial schedules for assigned areas of responsibility;
* Conducting general ledger management, such as posting and reconciliation of accounts and journal transfers, of various departments' programs;
* Performing analysis of general ledger accounts for accuracy and detail;
* Assisting general accounting staff on issues, procedures, and reporting.
* Completing special projects, as assigned;
* Assisting with the preparation and review of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR);
* Performing monthly closing duties and monthly reporting of results by agency and fund.
* Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses

What Does A Finance Reporting Accountant Do At Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

* Prepare monthly financial reports; internal reporting to Board, management and staff; consolidation accounting and quarterly/annual GAAP financial statements and filing of reports with the SEC, including Forms 10
* K, 10-Q, 8-K, proxy statements and other filing documents.
* Prepare various financial statements, footnotes and Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A;) in the periodic filings.
* Research potential impact of new accounting and SEC standards on financial statements and disclosures to assure that Tri
* State is in compliance with US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements.
* Research technical accounting to assure that Tri
* State is in compliance with US GAAP.
* Collaborate with other functional groups and key contributors to the SEC reports to obtain the necessary information to draft the appropriate descriptions and wording for footnotes and other disclosures in the 10
* K and 10
* Qs including Legal, Finance, Tax, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A;), Supply Chain, Operations, Information Technology (IT), Environmental, People Resources and Marketing.
* Coordinate information requests and prepare supporting documentation and analyses to support the financial statements, footnotes and MD&A; disclosures, including disclosure checklists and tie-out binders.
* Assist with detailed Xtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) tagging of financial statements and footnotes.
* Work with external auditors in conjunction with the annual year-end audit and interim reviews.
* Collaborate with auditors to resolve accounting matters in a timely manner.
* Resolve management and auditor review comments.
* Determine impact of new accounting standards & regulations from AICPA, PCAOB, EITF and FASB.
* Review contracts for proper revenue recognition.
* Continuously assess financial reporting and equity processes for process improvements.
* Prepare reports/analyses and participate in other projects as needed.
* Ensures compliance with internal audit and Sarbanes
* Oxley Act (SOX) requirements.
* Coordinate activities in general accounting section with regard to general ledger close process and/or internal/external reporting requirements as well as monitor and communicate status for an efficient close process.
* Prepare written analyses and conclusions of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.
* Prepare monthly financial reports; internal reporting to Board, management and staff; consolidation accounting and quarterly/annual GAAP financial statements.
* Monitor all interfaces with the general ledger.
* Plan, implement and assure compliance with procedures for all general ledger functions.
* Advise employees and management of policies and procedures, FASB decisions and changing interpretations of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
* Ensure that all subsidiary systems and records are in agreement with general ledger control accounts and monitor reporting designs to stay in sync with requirements.
* Prepare audit schedules, reports, and analyses for external and internal audit requests.
* Provide technical assistance to team members and act as liaison to other areas to facilitate flow of information.
* Prepare special reports and financial analysis, calculations, allocations, as required and make recommendations as appropriate.
* Ensure adherence to contractual commitments and ensure transactions are recorded and are appropriate.
* Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements.
* Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety.
* Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C
* Compliance.
* Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri
* State's culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities.
* Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri
* State's culture, Board policies, and business practices.
* Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.
* Because Tri
* State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job.
* Because Tri
* State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.
* NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
* Perform other related duties as assigned
* SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:
* Planning: ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; develop scopes, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.
* Time management: ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.
* Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.
* Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
* Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a good team player.
* Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.
* Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.
* Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter

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How To Become A Finance Reporting Accountant

Most accountants and auditors need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Certification within a specific field of accounting improves job prospects. For example, many accountants become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).  

Education

Most accountant and auditor positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Some employers prefer to hire applicants who have a master’s degree, either in accounting or in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

A few universities and colleges offer specialized programs, such as a bachelor’s degree in internal auditing. In some cases, those with associate’s degrees, as well as bookkeepers and accounting clerks who meet the education and experience requirements set by their employers, get junior accounting positions and advance to accountant positions by showing their accounting skills on the job.

Many colleges help students gain practical experience through summer or part-time internships with public accounting or business firms.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Every accountant filing a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by law to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Many other accountants choose to become a CPA to enhance their job prospects or to gain clients. Many employers will often pay the costs associated with the CPA exam.

CPAs are licensed by their state’s Board of Accountancy. Becoming a CPA requires passing a national exam and meeting other state requirements. Almost all states require CPA candidates to complete 150 semester hours of college coursework to be certified, which is 30 hours more than the usual 4-year bachelor’s degree. Many schools offer a 5-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree to meet the 150-hour requirement, but a master’s degree is not required.

A few states allow a number of years of public accounting experience to substitute for a college degree.

All states use the four-part Uniform CPA Examination from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Candidates do not have to pass all four parts at once, but most states require that they pass all four parts within 18 months of passing their first part.

Almost all states require CPAs to take continuing education to keep their license.

Certification provides an advantage in the job market because it shows professional competence in a specialized field of accounting and auditing. Accountants and auditors seek certifications from a variety of professional societies. Some of the most common certifications are listed below:

The Institute of Management Accountants offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) to applicants who complete a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have worked at least 2 years in management accounting, pass a two-part exam, agree to meet continuing education requirements, and comply with standards of professional conduct. The exam covers areas such as financial statement analysis, working-capital policy, capital structure, valuation issues, and risk management. 

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) offers the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) to graduates from accredited colleges and universities who have worked for 2 years as internal auditors and have passed a four-part exam. The IIA also offers the Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) to those who pass the exams and meet educational and experience requirements.

ISACA offers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) to candidates who pass an exam and have 5 years of experience auditing information systems. Information systems experience, financial or operational auditing experience, or related college credit hours can be substituted for up to 3 years of experience in information systems auditing, control, or security.

For accountants with a CPA, the AICPA offers the option to receive any or all of the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), or Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) certifications. The ABV requires a written exam, completion of at least six business valuation projects, and 75 hours of continuing education. The CITP requires 1,000 hours of business technology experience and 75 hours of continuing education. Candidates for the PFS also must complete a certain amount of work experience and continuing education, and pass a written exam.

Advancement

Some top executives and financial managers have a background in accounting, internal auditing, or finance.

Beginning public accountants often advance to positions with more responsibility in 1 or 2 years and to senior positions within another few years. Those who excel may become supervisors, managers, or partners; open their own public accounting firm; or transfer to executive positions in management accounting or internal auditing in private firms.

Management accountants often start as cost accountants, junior internal auditors, or trainees for other accounting positions. As they rise through the organization, they may advance to accounting manager, chief cost accountant, budget director, or manager of internal auditing. Some become controllers, treasurers, financial vice presidents, chief financial officers, or corporation presidents.

Public accountants, management accountants, and internal auditors can move from one aspect of accounting and auditing to another. Public accountants often move into management accounting or internal auditing. Management accountants may become internal auditors, and internal auditors may become management accountants. However, it is less common for management accountants or internal auditors to move into public accounting.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions. For example, public accountants use analytical skills in their work to minimize tax liability, and internal auditors use these skills to detect fraudulent use of funds.  

Communication skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to listen carefully to facts and concerns from clients, managers, and others. They must also be able to discuss the results of their work in both meetings and written reports.

Detail oriented. Accountants and auditors must pay attention to detail when compiling and examining documentation.

Math skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures, although complex math skills are not necessary.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for accountants and auditors who often work with a range of financial documents for a variety of clients.

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Finance Reporting Accountant Career Paths

Finance Reporting Accountant
Senior Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Accounting Director
11 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Reporting Manager Assistant Controller Controller
Accounting Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Analyst Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Corporate Accounting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Accounting Manager Controller
Corporate Controller
12 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager Business Manager Controller
Director Of Accounting & Finance
11 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager Accounts Receivable Specialist Accounting Manager
Division Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Reporting Manager Accounting Director Regional Controller
Divisional Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Finance Manager Controller
Finance Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Accountant Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Controller
Interim Controller
15 Yearsyrs
Accounting Analyst Senior Accountant Accounting Manager
Manager/Finance Accounting
8 Yearsyrs
Controller Finance Consultant Senior Finance Analyst
Plant Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Controller
Regional Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Assistant Controller Finance Controller Senior Finance Analyst
Reporting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Internal Auditor Accountant
Senior Accountant
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Controller Accounting Consultant Accounting Manager
Senior Accounting Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Controller Finance Director
Senior Director Of Finance
14 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Finance Manager
Senior Finance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
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Finance Reporting Accountant Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    50.7%
  • Male

    45.8%
  • Unknown

    3.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    72.4%
  • Asian

    13.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.0%
  • Unknown

    2.6%
  • Black or African American

    1.8%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    35.7%
  • Russian

    14.3%
  • Chinese

    7.1%
  • German

    7.1%
  • French

    7.1%
  • Vietnamese

    3.6%
  • Ukrainian

    3.6%
  • Greek

    3.6%
  • Mandarin

    3.6%
  • Dutch

    3.6%
  • Korean

    3.6%
  • Cantonese

    3.6%
  • Italian

    3.6%
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Real Finance Reporting Accountant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Financial Reporting and Valuation Albeck Financial Services, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 29, 2016 $119,829
Financial Reporting Accountant Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. Los Angeles, CA Oct 22, 2015 $115,982
Financial Reporting Accountant Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. Los Angeles, CA Feb 02, 2015 $105,428
Supervisor Finance, ADD WW Reporting & Consolidati Abbott Laboratories Parkersburg, IL Aug 27, 2012 $101,162
Senior Financial Reporting Accountant American Bureau of Shipping Houston, TX Jun 22, 2015 $97,178
Senior Financial Reporting Accountant American Bureau of Shipping Houston, TX May 29, 2015 $97,178
Financial Reporting Accountant Up Support Services, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 25, 2015 $93,713
Senior Financial Reporting Accountant American Bureau of Shipping (Abs) Houston, TX Oct 14, 2013 $88,000
Finance Reporter Tencent America LLC Palo Alto, CA Aug 25, 2015 $85,000
Finance Reporter Tencent America LLC Palo Alto, CA Aug 26, 2014 $85,000
Financial Reporter Tencent America LLC Palo Alto, CA Sep 19, 2013 $85,000
Senior Financial Reporting Accountant Corsair Memory, Inc. Fremont, CA Feb 26, 2016 $82,451 -
$95,000
Financial Reporting Staff Accountant Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Washington, DC Dec 15, 2015 $81,500
US Reporting Accountant Abengoa Bioenergy Outsourcing Chesterfield, MO Apr 11, 2015 $73,486
Financial Reporting Senior Accountant Catlin Insurance Company, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 22, 2012 $72,405 -
$82,405
Financial Reporting Staff Accountant Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Rockville, MD Sep 27, 2013 $71,516
Financial Reporting Accountant Aperio Group LLC Sausalito, CA May 01, 2016 $71,261
Senior Financial Reporting Accountant Invenergy LLC Chicago, IL Jan 06, 2016 $70,000
Financial Reporting Accountant Cuisine Solutions Alexandria, VA May 06, 2015 $68,682
Senior Financial Reporting Accountant The TJX Companies, Inc. Framingham, MA Sep 25, 2012 $66,943
Senior Financial Reporting Accountant Doosan Infracore International, Inc. West Fargo, ND Sep 22, 2015 $56,930
Financial Reporting Accountant World Fuel Services Corporation Miami, FL May 26, 2016 $56,000
Financial Reporting and Systems Accountant TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company Houston, TX Jul 14, 2015 $55,650
Financial Reporting Accountant Sheldon Medical Care PC New York, NY Sep 01, 2013 $55,370
Financial Reporting Accountant Sheldon Medical Care PC New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $55,370
Financial Reporting Accountant Brownson, Rehmus and Foxworth, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Nov 05, 2012 $55,370
Financial Reporting and Control Accountant ICAP Services North America LLC Jersey City, NJ Oct 09, 2015 $55,000

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Top Skills for A Finance Reporting Accountant

GeneralLedgerAccountsAssetsExternalAuditorsBalanceSheetAccountsMonthlyJournalEntriesEnsureComplianceUSGaapIncomeStatementPayrollVarianceAnalysisA/PSpecialProjectsAnnualReportFinancialDataSOXAnnualAuditMonthlyBasisBusinessUnitsFinancialInformationSarbanes-Oxley

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Top Finance Reporting Accountant Skills

  1. General Ledger Accounts
  2. Assets
  3. External Auditors
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Balanced and reconciled general ledger accounts; located and corrected reconciliation inconsistencies.
  • Conducted analysis on company fixed assets and depreciation expenses and reported to head office.
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly, semi and annual Financial Statements for External Auditors, Client-specific needs and the SEC requirements.
  • Prepare a monthly book containing an analysis of all Balance Sheet accounts and question inconsistencies that may have occurred.
  • Assisted in preparing monthly journal entries and financial statements.

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