Top Finance Reporting Accountant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Finance Reporting Accountant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Finance Reporting Accountant resumes they appeared on. For example, 35.2% of Finance Reporting Accountant resumes contained Financial Statements as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Finance Reporting Accountant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Finance Reporting Accountant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Financial Statements

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Here's how Financial Statements is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared monthly financial statements and Operating Result reports and created monthly graphical presentation for the Controller and Director of Finance.
  • Prepared consolidated monthly financial statements for Abbott Laboratories, prepared commentary for monthly executive and board of director's packages.
  • Collaborated with other accounting functions to ensure timely close of financial statements and reporting of financial results of operations.
  • Prepared consolidated financial statements for approximately 85 corporations including maintenance of general ledgers and preparation of detailed financial analysis.
  • Supervised quality control review procedures on financial reporting items including reporting packages, financial presentations and financial statements.
  • Prepared quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements and required footnote disclosures in accordance with international financial reporting standards.
  • Investigated variances from budget as assigned by Financial Reporting Manager and made necessary corrections for monthly financial statements.
  • Combined monthly and quarterly financial statements of seven to ten self-employed divisions into one single management report.
  • Group lead responsible for consolidating financial statements, providing financial reporting requirements and managing external audit requirements.
  • Supported KPMG s audit activities by providing financial statements, disclosures and supplemental schedules during quarterly/yearly reviews.
  • Completed monthly reconciliation of investment accounts and prepared quarterly and annual statutory investments financial statements.
  • Reviewed all quarterly and annual statutory financial statements for all TMNAS statutory entities.
  • Generated and reported consolidated financial statements and monthly management accounts to parent company.
  • Served as project leader in the analysis of financial statements during restatement of earnings
  • Performed monthly closing activities, compiled financial statements and other management reports.
  • Managed the preparation of financial statements for federal and state regulatory commissions.
  • Produced complex journal entries and account reconciliations and prepared monthly financial statements.
  • Prepared notes to the financial statements and general interrogatories quarterly and annually.
  • Produced monthly financial statements and market trend analysis for senior management review.
  • Prepared consolidated financial statements for non-insurance companies and property & casualty companies.

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2. General Ledger Accounts

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Here's how General Ledger Accounts is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Analyze various general ledger accounts for proper presentation and accuracy of activity recorded.
  • Balanced and reconciled general ledger accounts; located and corrected reconciliation inconsistencies.
  • Perform month-end account analysis and reconciliation over general ledger accounts.
  • Reconciled and analyzed general ledger accounts and month-end close.
  • Maintained general ledger accounts and supervised monthly closings.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting financial transactions.
  • Compile lease data and prepare a variety of reports as well as reconcile monthly general ledger accounts.
  • Perform monthly reconciliation of bank statements, grant budgets, claims and general ledger accounts.
  • Reconciled processes among sources, subsidiary ledgers and the General Ledger accounts.
  • Record journal entries, reconcile general ledger accounts and perform account analysis.
  • Performed monthly balance of all general ledger accounts for mutual funds.
  • Reconciled and reviewed a large number of General Ledger accounts.

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3. External Auditors

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Here's how External Auditors is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared annual report package for operating entities and worked to coordinate audit processes with external auditors.
  • Collaborated with external auditors and responded to investors' special requests for customized reports.
  • Organized all relevant support from management and external auditors to ensure timely filings.
  • Prepared audit work papers, provided documentation and explanations to external auditors.
  • Managed successful completion of audit requests for external auditors.
  • Prepared reports for internal and external auditors.
  • Assist internal and external auditors on reconciliations
  • Prepared schedules and explanations for external auditors
  • Create, verify and submit final audit schedules to state and federal program monitors and to the organizations' external auditors.
  • Coordinated with both external auditors and California State auditors in auditing Financial records and funded programs of the District.
  • Work with other departments, consultants, and external auditors to ensure compliance with all financial processes and regulations.
  • Assist senior accountants with preparing documents for the external auditors and presentations to Board of Supervisors.
  • Acted as the main liaison between university and external auditors for its employee benefit plan audit.
  • Serve as a liaison to the external auditors and worked directly with them on financial analysis.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial statement fluctuation analyses for external auditors for filings with the SEC.
  • Work closely with external auditors at year end to provide supporting schedules needed for assigned footnotes.
  • Prepare draft quarterly 10Q and annual 10K filing for management and external auditors.
  • Assisted external auditors by providing support for annual reports and responding to inquiries.
  • Worked closely with external auditors for the company's yearly financial audit.
  • Prepared and maintained tax and audit schedules for external auditors.

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4. Journal Entries

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Here's how Journal Entries is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Streamlined monthly journal entries that increased reliability of financial statement data.
  • Prepared month-end financial reports, journal entries and complicated account reconciliations.
  • Prepared month-end journal entries, account reconciliations and fluctuation analysis.
  • Monitored deferred accounts and reviewed monthly journal entries.
  • Performed bank reconciliations and related journal entries.
  • Assisted in month-end closing: prepared and posted journal entries, coordinated gathering of information needed for closing and reporting.
  • Completed journal entries related to the implementation of accounting standards update 2009-13 (Revenue Recognition, topic 605).
  • Prepare, update, and maintain general ledger journal entries; evaluate accuracy of data and resolve discrepancies.
  • Posted journal entries for sales, accounts receivable, and Canadian inter-company activity, and other as required.
  • Participated monthly, quarterly and year-end closing process, and prepared the G/L journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Performed bi-weekly payroll journal entries and reconciliations to ensure the payroll process was complete and accurate.
  • Project lead for Company-wide initiative to reduce the volume of manual journal entries by 25%.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly journal entries allocating interest, budget transfers and insurance to departments countywide.
  • Recorded consolidated journal entries and prepared summary analysis for the P&L and BS.
  • Prepared and posted journal entries for expense accruals, fixed assets, interest accruals.
  • Prepare check requests and adjust journal entries for the insurance payments for all properties.
  • Prepared and submitted wire requests and journal entries to transfer funds to investors.
  • Prepared monthly aging report, account reconciliations, and monthly closing journal entries.
  • Managed monthly recurring journal entries (maintain 40+ entries and post monthly).
  • Prepare month end Journal entries related to the Consolidated Financial Operations Reporting team.

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5. Gaap

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Here's how Gaap is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared quarterly and annual subsidiary financial reports and state commission reports, in accordance with US GAAP and state-specific utility regulations.
  • Researched new accounting standards and regulations to ensure disclosures complied with GAAP reporting requirements.
  • Prepared memorandums to recommend appropriate accounting method for material transactions in compliance with GAAP.
  • Prepared tax worksheets/schedules using GAAP and Statutory accounting submitted to various areas.
  • Researched and assisted with interpretation of complex GAAP based accounting policy questions.
  • Reconciled the differences between financial information presented for GAAP and Tax-Reporting purposes.
  • Reviewed and provided comments on quarterly earnings releases and non-GAAP reconciliations.
  • Prepare GAAP Consolidated Financial Statements.
  • Maintain the organization's general ledger, and ensure that all transactions are recorded correctly and in compliance with US GAAP.
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly, and annual GAAP and statutory financial statements for three to four companies, completing accrual entries.
  • Prepare a monthly reconciliation of the GAAP and management basis' and ensure that all inter-company transactions were balanced and booked.
  • Assisted in the preparation of financial information packages that are relied upon company wide in order to complete GAAP-based financial statements.
  • Prepared financial statements in accordance with GAAP and SEC requirements to be included in mutual fund annual and semi-annual shareholder reports.
  • Consolidated and submitted financial statements ensuring compliance with US and Mexican GAAP to Corporate Office in Mexico and Top Executives.
  • Consolidate monthly financial reporting for 10 manufacturing units in accordance with GAAP and IFRS combined revenues of $4 Billion.
  • Ensured and supported financial reporting function for accurate and timely creation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and GAAS.
  • Assisted in and coordinated audits of Statutory and US GAAP statements; prepared required state quarter and annual filings.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for multiple companies in accordance with GAAP, while facilitating and completing monthly closing procedures.
  • Maintained expertise in XBRL Filing requirements: Taxonomies, SEC Regulations, US GAAP, and Industry Best Practices.
  • Generate and analyze corporate-wide consolidated financial reports and segment reports according to GAAP, SEC and FERC reporting.

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6. Variance Analysis

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Here's how Variance Analysis is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Supervised group responsible for complex accounting activities, account variance analysis, account reconciliation, and procedural improvements.
  • Completed variance analysis for Corporate Administrative and HR Divisions to support the Division Management Meeting
  • Provided monthly variance analysis and reporting on departments to ensure cost containment.
  • Prepared month end variance analysis for financial statement review process.
  • Coordinated variance analysis for both internal and external audit.
  • Perform variance analysis including budget-to-actual and current-to-prior year fluctuations.
  • Prepared monthly expense variance analysis.
  • Prepared inventory variance analysis on a monthly/quarterly basis on actual to budget, estimate to budget, and estimate to actual.
  • Develop financial models and provide budget variance analysis for assets worth over $2 billion to operations and strategy planning.
  • Manage multiple accounts simultaneously including preparing the expense budget, monthly close and variance analysis for three companies.
  • Performed variance analysis and support on target drivers on revenue and job cost against contract budget estimates.
  • Performed variance analysis procedures on revenue, cost and balance sheet accounts throughout the entire process.
  • Performed P&L analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, and monthly variance analysis write-ups.
  • Formulated Crude Oil Price Variance Analysis on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.
  • Prepare Investors' variance analysis, booking monthly accruals.
  • Prepare sales variance analysis by brand for marketing opportunities.
  • Review analysis of financial statement, includes general ledger account reconciliation, correction thru journal entry, update and variance analysis/explanation.
  • prepared account analysis, reconciliations and variance analysis, etc.
  • Perform variance analysis and ad-hoc analysis for sales performance including: price, volume, mix, productivity, and inflation.
  • Perform variance analysis of same on the basis of materiality.

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7. Parent Company

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Here's how Parent Company is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared trend analysis report given to parent company.
  • Recorded accounting transactions for parent company and subsidiaries in both US and local currency.
  • Acted as liaison between parent company and internal management.
  • Provide customer service to senior management, internal departments, external customers, parent company, affiliate organizations and banking institutions.
  • Performed internal financial reporting including uploading month-end data onto parent company's reporting software and make necessary adjustments to pass validations.
  • Analyzed and produced new fiscal budget for new European Parent Company while producing and implementing consolidation procedures and techniques.

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8. A/P

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Here's how A/P is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Managed the A/P and G/L accounting functions for 20 branch offices in the northeast region of the US.
  • Processed all A/P vendor invoices using Great Plains ERP accounting system.
  • Processed and reviewed bank reconciliations for intercompany business units, including A/P and A/R settlement activity.
  • Reconciled A/R & A/P subledgers to general Ledger, payroll account, contractor payable account.
  • Point of contact for all corporate vendors; create and maintain all A/P vendor accounts.
  • Assisted in monthly closing procedures; Intercompany A/R and A/P reconciliation.

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9. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Performed financial analysis and other special projects as needed/requested.
  • Involved with special projects that required managerial decisions.
  • Work on special projects related to the Finance area or any other area that require the department s involvement.
  • Analyze and Coordinate special projects as assigned by Board of Education.
  • Implement policies and coordinate special projects from the School Board.
  • Supervised staff accountants on daily work assignments and special projects.
  • Perform audit payments on vendors and work on special projects
  • Assisted with special projects as requested from senior management.
  • Completed data requests and special projects as needed.
  • Collaborated with the Assistant Controller on special projects.
  • Perform accounting research and special projects when necessary.
  • Worked on special projects across multiple departments.
  • Streamlined the special projects work process resulting in a 80 man/hours reduction in workload per quarter.
  • Involved in special projects to clean up historical balances on Functional and Actuals accounting ledgers.
  • Developed ad hoc reports, reconciliations, analyses, and special projects.
  • Completed special projects Analysis of IT Expenses by cost center Database for Outstanding Check Letters

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10. Annual Reports

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Here's how Annual Reports is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared the revenue and collection books and generated weekly, monthly and annual reports submitted to Operations and Marketing.
  • Assist with external financial reporting, quarterly and annual reports and other required filings.
  • Assist with compilation of Annual Reports including conversion to IFRS and foot notes.
  • Prepared and reviewed information within semi and annual reports of these funds.
  • Coordinated printing of annual and semiannual reports.
  • Reviewed condensed financials for publication in annual reports, prospectuses and statements of additional information.

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11. Sarbanes-Oxley

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Here's how Sarbanes-Oxley is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Designed and wrote Sarbanes-Oxley financial reporting and systems objectives, as well as developed effective testing procedures.
  • Performed balance sheet accounts reconciliations, Assured compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate governance guidance.
  • Worked directly with consultants and out-sourced internal audit team to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Prepared audit work papers and documentation for auditors to maintain compliance of Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Assisted in the review and writing of controls in order to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley rules.
  • Developed infrastructure to oversee compliance with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Reviewed Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) narratives and key controls.
  • Included but not limited to working with Sarbanes-Oxley Work with IS for testing upgrades and system changes Customer Service

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12. Monthly Basis

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Here's how Monthly Basis is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Reviewed and analyzed on a monthly basis the effect of foreign currency exchange on worldwide sales for 20+ significant business units.
  • Maximized cash management and estimated accurate cash flow projections with less than 3% variance on a monthly basis.
  • Maintained and updated fund income and expense allocations on a monthly basis, including consolidation of SPV's.
  • Perform investor cutoff functions to include reconciliation, reporting and remittance functions on a monthly basis.
  • Add, depreciate, adjust journal entries, and balance fixed assets on a monthly basis.
  • Reconcile various GL accounts on a monthly basis to ensure data is capture correctly and accurately
  • Exceeded standards on preparing and entering highway letting projects into FIMS on a monthly basis.
  • Perform reconciliations and account analysis for Mortgage backed Securities Accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Check ground lease journal entries and payments on a monthly basis and adjust accordingly.
  • Process accounts receivable invoices on a monthly basis using the IPAC system.
  • Prepare journal entries to record all bank charges on a monthly basis.
  • Prepared trend forecasting and variance analysis reports on a monthly basis.
  • Maintained the GR/IR balance on a monthly basis for assigned segments.
  • Completed balance sheet account reconciliations on a quarterly and monthly basis.
  • Provided balance sheet variance analysis to management on a monthly basis.
  • Prepared standard and nonstandard journal entries on a monthly basis.
  • Register expenses and accruals on a monthly basis.
  • Prepared Board financial reports on a monthly basis.
  • Assist with property review on a monthly basis.
  • Reconcile intercompany balances on a monthly basis.

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13. Equity

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Here's how Equity is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Reconciled Equity and Investment accounts in consolidated & non-consolidated subsidiaries.
  • Maintained and reconciled an equity investment reporting system.
  • Prepared journal entries to record equity interest, dividend income and Dreyfus activity for partnership companies for month end close.
  • Analyze and research discrepancies within financial instruments such as debt, equity, and derivative.
  • Participate in due diligence for equity and debt transactions.
  • Supervised EASi Equity Compensation reporting platform integration.
  • Assist FTI Consulting's Equity team in setting up the initial expense allocation and booking monthly expense and balance sheet entries.
  • Allocate and accrue Expenses and Account payables Assist in preparing Equity Analysis report.

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14. SOX

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Here's how SOX is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Generated and maintained monthly SOX reporting requirements.
  • Acted as primary contact for external financial auditor during financial audit and SOX audit.
  • Reviewed key SOX controls and revised or implemented controls as deemed necessary.
  • Performed SOX compliance testing, including revenue, expenditure and IT cycles.
  • Continued education and training utilized to meet compliance and SOX requirements.
  • Responded to internal and external audits requests for SOX testing.
  • Assisted with internal and external audit following SOX compliance.
  • Assisted with mapping of controls in new SOX system.
  • Assisted with other SEC/SOX projects such as conducting walkthroughs and internal audits.
  • Updated SOx documentation on a quarterly basis.
  • ssisted in building tax department, including process documents (SOP) to maintain SOX Controls.

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15. Annual Audit

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Here's how Annual Audit is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Learned to make travel arrangements and analyze expense reports *Assisted the Controller with report preparation for the annual audits *Great Plains experience
  • Coordinated quarterly and annual audits with responsibility for all aspects of the earnings release, 10-K, and 10-Q filings.
  • Prepared, and analyzed monthly, quarterly, and annual audit and tax packages for 100 field divisions.
  • Led preparation of complete and accurate audit, and assisting with the co-ordination of the annual audit.
  • Coordinate internally the annual audits for Harris County, Flood Control and Toll Road paperwork.
  • Prepare audit work papers and support semi-annual and annual audits with external accountants.
  • Manage correspondence and support request for quarterly review and annual audits.
  • Provide audit lead schedules to aid in quarterly and annual audits.
  • Coordinated Health Plan's nationwide annual audit with outside CPA firms.
  • Provided assistance in preparing materials for the quarterly and annual audits.
  • Team member to assist independent audit team during annual audit.
  • Collaborate with auditors during annual audit & tax return preparation.
  • Assisted during the annual audits of the financial statements.
  • Assist with annual audits and external reporting needs.
  • Assist in preparation for annual audit Assist in implementation of controls and procedures for new GL coding system and AP cycle.

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16. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Analyze monthly inter-company transactions and booking elimination or reclassification journal entries on elimination business units accordingly for accuracy and financial integrity.
  • Research regulatory reporting proposals and final rulings issued from federal agencies and communicate information to business units to prepare for implementation.
  • Performed monthly accounting and responsibilities, and provided assistance to various business units with reconciliations and special projects.
  • Managed consolidation process for over 10 business units.
  • Processed and analyzed quarterly forecasts/budgets for business units (150+) and corporate departments (50+) in MS Excel.
  • Served as a Liaison with other departments (corporate GL, treasury and tax) and business units.
  • Key regional finance contact for business units in multiple countries including CEVA's global corporate office in Amsterdam.
  • Examined monthly working capital changes for Oil & Gas business units.
  • Point of contact for the reporting of 25 business units for the reporting of the consolidated financials for Time Warner.
  • Updated consolidated and segment MD&As in co-ordination with Business Units.

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17. Ifrs

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Here's how Ifrs is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared monthly and annual financial statement in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Prepare internal memos regarding the application of IFRS accounting standards to various transactions.
  • Identify and rectify accounting errors that had incurred in the past and ensure adherence to IFRS.
  • Composed financial schedules as well as quarterly disclosures and comments as required by International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Detailed knowledge of IFRS Accounting.

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18. Xbrl

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Here's how Xbrl is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Provided consultation to clients on XBRL process, technology and use of the systems.
  • Create and maintain the HCC taxonomy related to 10Q/K XBRL detail tagging SEC requirements.
  • Ensured SEC compliance requirements and on time delivery of approved XBRL financial statements.
  • Assist in special implementation projects such as acquisitions, XBRL and collateral monitoring.
  • Prepare XBRL tags of our quarterly and annual filings with the SEC.
  • Ensured XBRL is correct within the 10-K and 10-Q documents.
  • Developed and applied the Company's SEC XBRL taxonomy.
  • Assisted with XBRL review and tagging for select footnotes.
  • Worked with XBRL team in tagging financial exhibits.
  • Reviewed XBRL documents to ensure compliance, accuracy, consistency and completeness of data tagging (Journalizing).
  • Assigned eXtensible business reporting language (XBRL) tags to financial statement values on Form 10-Ks and 10-Qs.
  • Ensured on time delivery of final approved XBRL financial statements/10Q, 8K, 10K etc.

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19. Close Process

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Here's how Close Process is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Manage monthly and quarterly accounting consolidations and close processes.
  • Maintain general ledger and related programs including control of monthly accounting close process.
  • Reconciled bank and cash accounts as part of monthly close process.
  • Prepared various accrual entries during the month end close process.
  • Created and reconciled month-end accounting entries, month-end close processing and monthly balancing using Blackline.
  • Prepared, reviewed and updated monthly general ledger close processes including analysis and commentary presented to senior management.

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20. Management Reports

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Here's how Management Reports is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Received monthly reconciliation certifications, produced management reports, researched material items and conducted periodic audits and training.
  • Maintained and monitored investor files by preparing investor accounting and special management reports as directed.
  • Reviewed monthly forecast variance reports by business unit and investigated variances for management reports.
  • Prepared Management reports consisting of gross production detail and analysis of revenue.
  • Developed general ledger layouts and report writing to produce management reports.
  • Compiled information for and prepared monthly and quarterly management reports.
  • Prepare weekly cash management reports and analysis.
  • Assist in project to develop new management reports by collaborating with controller and I.T.
  • Prepare daily cash management reports for Controller.

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21. Internal Controls

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Here's how Internal Controls is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Monitored and tested internal controls for Southern Company Parent.
  • Prepared journal entries in compliance with internal controls for assigned subsidiaries including various accruals, reversing and recurring entries.
  • Work directly with Internal Controls to insure processes are accurate and productive.
  • Assist with monitoring internal controls for multi-billion dollar hedge funds and maintaining consistency within accounting years.
  • Completed internal controls and followed SOX procedures.
  • Streamlined operational and administrative support functions by implementing changes to improve internal controls, save time and increase work productivity.

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22. Peoplesoft

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Here's how Peoplesoft is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Led PeopleSoft financial data migration including incident tracking and stress testing process.
  • Assisted controller with reporting metrics/parameter definition in PeopleSoft ERP.
  • Implement corporate legal consolidation and management reporting via PeopleSoft.
  • Used PeopleSoft GL, CM AP, SAP and BW on daily basis to extract data and analyzed different reports.
  • Implemented process improvements such as journal entry upload to PeopleSoft GL Module, created macros and utilized pivot tables.
  • Participated on the PeopleSoft implementation team, configuring modules and developing nVision reports and queries.
  • Utilized PeopleSoft, Capital Management, Blackline, and Siemens.

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23. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Reviewed and maintained an understanding of various state insurance regulatory and internal policies to ensure compliance.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure compliance within all aspects of Freddie Mac business
  • Performed debt covenant calculations / ratios to ensure compliance.
  • Maintained Sarbanes Oxley quarterly testing, to ensure compliance measures were adhered to.
  • Review current statutory accounting principles, participate in documentation and development of accounting policy, and ensure compliance with accounting regulations.
  • Perform financial analysis of balance sheet accounts to ensure compliance, integrity of account balances/financial reporting and effectiveness of business processes.

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24. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared documentation of budget procedures for upload/download into Adaptive Planning for annual budget process of capital expenditures and depreciation.
  • Provided consultation and technical assistance to officials on matters pertaining to the preparation of annual budgets and supplemental budget.
  • Compiled annual budget and quarterly rolling forecast for North American business unit.
  • Consolidated the North American monthly operations and annual budgets.
  • Analyzed current fund expense accruals to ensure conformity to the annual budget and prospectus; researching and resolving under- or over-accruals.
  • Helped management in preparing the annual budget and monthly forecasting, and assisted in answering auditor questions.
  • Assisted in the compilation of the annual budget (total operating revenues of $1.2 billion forecasted for 2015).
  • Prepared Monthly Financial Statements, and Annual Budgets with variance analysis Prepared audit work papers & liaison with external auditors.
  • Assist with annual budget process and quarterly reforecasts.
  • Managed daily financial reporting operations and coordinated annual budget and reforecast processes.

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25. Audit Procedures

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Here's how Audit Procedures is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Performed different audit procedures needed for various accounting & financial analysis procedures in conformance with ISO.
  • Develop audit procedures and methodology for auditing accounts payable accounts.
  • Experienced with IRS audit procedures & issue resolution process regarding 940, 941, W-2, 1099.
  • Prepared 10Q/10K component schedules and collaborated with external audit staff for quarterly and annual year audit procedures.
  • Author numerous audit procedures and train staff accordingly.
  • Implemented initial audit procedures which identified $50K in annual cost savings.

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26. Footnote Disclosures

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Here's how Footnote Disclosures is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepare 10Q/K and supplemental materials including financial support, footnote disclosures, and MD&A disclosures.
  • Compile and ensure accuracy of financial statement footnote disclosures via review of legal documents governing the various funds.
  • Assisted in preparation of support for annual and quarterly footnote disclosures.

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27. Exchange Commission

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Here's how Exchange Commission is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Compiled and prepared support for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings as well as reviewed filings for clerical accuracy.
  • Prepared SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) documentation 10Q and 10K filings.
  • EDGARized 8-Ks, 10-Qs, 10-Ks, and other forms to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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28. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Interpreted and analyzed data in support of direct and relationship marketing strategy development.
  • Interpreted institutional, state and federal fiscal policies according to governmental accounting practice.
  • Maintained models for Investor Relations Department interpretation of analysts' models and expectations.
  • Train lower level accountants and counterparts as part of transition team during transfer of Financial Reporting function from Washington to Oregon.
  • Verify the integrity of monthly results by completing various analyses and interpreting the data through multiple reports.
  • Interpret technical accounting policies, procedures, regulations and standards to ensure proper use of accounting methods.
  • Assisted in two ERP implementations (Dynamics AX and EMTS-Egg Management Tool Series).
  • Served as NA ERP implementation team member for global Oracle implementation in 28 countries.
  • Interpret current and new GASB Statements for impact of County and component units.
  • Assisted operational managers to interpret and resolve any variances with their budgets.
  • Prepared all A/R client billing and cash applications using Great Plains ERP.
  • Researched, interpreted post accounting and report issues for Banner.
  • Performed volume balancing in GasMaster of Mexico counterparty.
  • Established best practices for the Cash Applications staff as we implemented a new version of Baan ERP system.
  • Prepared and settled monthly gas sales and transportation invoices to customers and other Mexico counterparties.
  • Generated monthly and annual data files for upload into Baan ERP system.

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29. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Balanced losses and reconciled real estate owned activity for insurance company.
  • Published several articles a week focusing on real estate and financial services firms.
  • Gathered breaking news for weekly commercial real estate newsletter producing 8-10 stories on average
  • Prepare real estate tax check requests and mail to proper taxing authorities.
  • Reported impact of financial crisis on bonds, stocks, securitized loans portfolios, real estate, and commodities.
  • Prepare year-end and semi-annual review and compilation engagements for privately owned companies in manufacturing, wholesale, real estate and retail.

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30. Principles

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Here's how Principles is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared quarterly and annual statements as required by Statutory Accounting Principles.
  • Trained new employees on accounting principles, company procedures and software.
  • Applied "lean" principles to streamline and enhance efficiencies within department.

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31. Press Releases

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Here's how Press Releases is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Research and investigate articles via public records, interviews with sources, press releases, Internet, books and other materials.
  • Assisted with the preparation of material for the quarterly board of directors meetings, MD&A and press releases.
  • Prepared other required reports as required, including scripts for earnings releases, press releases and Board of Directors memos.
  • Prepared SEC filings, annual report, and the quarterly press releases.
  • Provide analysis to support preparation of the earnings press releases and other Investor Relations activities.

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32. Fasb

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Here's how Fasb is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Perform accounting research of FASB pronouncements and technical accounting topics, memo documentation and implementation of new accounting pronouncements.
  • Discussed proposals with management regarding new FASB requirements for financial disclosure and accountability.
  • Maintained the accuracy of the Translation Adjustment section of the Balance Sheet in compliance with FASB 52.
  • Prepared, audited, reconciled, and resolved reports for financial disclosures under FASB and SOOX standards.
  • Tracked FASB developments, in particular, focusing on the convergence between FASB and IASB.
  • Maintained database, prepared general ledger entries, and performed reconciliations for all FASB91 accounts.

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33. Ensure Accuracy

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Here's how Ensure Accuracy is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Performed the monthly General Ledger Reconciliation & Substantiation process to ensure accuracy and reasonableness of all GL accounts.
  • Reconcile accounts receivable and accounts payable to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Reconciled fixed assets for real or personal property taxes to compile with regulations and ensure accuracy.
  • Reviewed corporate departments' (50+) P&Ls monthly to ensure accuracy and alignment to budgets.
  • Prepare, examine and analyze complex accounting records and financial reports to ensure accuracy and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Monitored financial performance: formulated, recommended and implemented changes to department policies or procedures to ensure accuracy and reduce costs.

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34. Executive Management

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Here's how Executive Management is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared, consolidated, and analyzed a weekly financial reporting package for Executive Management.
  • Reported weekly to executive management on project status
  • Provide financial data analysis for executive management.
  • Work with executive management to ensure accurate profitability measures are in place for all lines being underwritten for HCC Specialty.
  • Prepared monthly reporting packages for executive management: financial analysis of actual vs. actual and budget vs. actual.
  • Prepared financial presentations on restructuring plans and other cost reduction initiatives for both board of directors and internal executive management.

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35. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Assist with process improvements to more effectively compile and analyze data for regulatory reporting purposes.
  • Identified and assisted in developing and implementing process improvements on an ongoing basis.
  • Prepared cost benefit analyses to determine feasible technology investments and operational process improvements.
  • Led cross-departmental team on process improvement and cost reduction strategies for international shipments.
  • Develop reconciliation tools, participate in process improvement projects, and education.
  • Supervised staff accountant and contributed to continuous process improvements.
  • Reviewed and recommended internal process improvements.
  • Helped shorten our monthly close by a week, and led two other process improvement teams.
  • Process improvement from 8 hours to 1 hour by creating macro and implement them.

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36. Pivot Tables

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Here's how Pivot Tables is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Implemented, created and maintained pivot tables and various Microsoft Excel financial modeling tools to analyze fund data.
  • Utilized Excel to create pivot tables, record macros, and understand the value of vlookups within the data worksheets.
  • Utilized advanced pivot tables and endless queries/functions to pinpoint requested data between English & Japanese confines
  • Compiled and analyzed data for consistency and prepared excel spreadsheets and pivot tables for data organization.
  • Worked extensively within Excel, using various functions, filters and pivot tables to make tasks more efficient and accurate.
  • Design Pivot Tables to show profitability of different entities by state, employee identification number, and cost center.

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37. HFM

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Here's how HFM is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Maintain supporting files/binders for all external/ internal reporting (Hyperion- HFM).
  • Provided assistance and support in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) implementation.
  • Consolidated all business units/departments into total US unit and loaded into HFM.
  • Maintained financial reporting system (HFM account mapping/data loads).
  • Prepared monthly/quarterly/yearly price-volume bridges in HFM Smartview.
  • Maintain HFM application user security.

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38. Quickbooks

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Here's how Quickbooks is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Facilitated implementation process of two new business accounts with QuickBooks and payroll services including grant submission and review.
  • Performed software conversion from QuickBooks to Sage Timberline for Peninsular Engineering and Peninsular Properties.
  • Bank Reconciliations and Financial Statements prepared using QuickBooks and Creative Solutions Accounting Program.
  • Updated and maintained General Ledger and Monthly Financial Statements using QuickBooks.
  • Established a QuickBooks accounting system to reflect accurate financial records.
  • Prepared bank reconciliations using Excel, QuickBooks/Online QuickBooks accounting software.

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39. Consolidation Process

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Here's how Consolidation Process is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepared Consolidation process of Parent and Subsidiaries companies.
  • Create an income consolidation process for approximately 50 companies using an Excel based software to streamline financial statement preparation.
  • Assisted in the preparation and the monthly/quarterly/yearly consolidation process of over 800 offices into the worldwide financials of the advertising company.

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40. FAS

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Here's how FAS is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Served construction fastening industry, office supply industry.
  • Covered financial crime, Senate hearings on financial crisis, Securities and Exchange Commission at fast-paced global wire service.
  • Saved time by developing a procedure to automatically download monthly depreciation from FAS into the general ledger.
  • Utilized Fixed Asset Software (FAS) to enter assets, depreciate, and create monthly reports.
  • Researched/tracked restructure expenses pursuant to FASB 94-3, Liability Recognition for Costs to Exit an Activity.
  • Computed federal, state & local, current and deferred taxes in accordance with FAS 109.
  • Conducted research in FASB for accounting pronouncements and application of FASB standards.
  • Researched SEC pronouncements and FASB statements that relate to the financial operations.
  • Provide solutions to adjust FASB fees by branch and product type.
  • Researched and implemented new FASB that applied to our company.
  • Tracked costs for FASB reporting and booked entries accordingly.

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41. IRS

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Here's how IRS is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Analyzed IRS penalty file to allow college to successfully appeal the penalty.
  • Produced financial reports using a two-dimensional data based for the first year.
  • Handle all business correspondence with the IRS and state dept.
  • Drafted responses with regulatory Affairs to USAS.
  • Provide information to workers compensation administrator: first report of injury, employers wage statement and supplemental report of injury.
  • Researched professional publications and IRS code for unique business situations and maintained in-house wiki pages for standard operating procedures

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42. Year-End Audit

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Here's how Year-End Audit is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Coordinated interim and year-end audits.
  • Assisted assets budget forecast and year-end audit.
  • Prepared and coordinated with year-end audit.
  • Help prepare quarter/year-end audit schedules.
  • Provide quarterly audit schedules for Deloitte's interim and year-end audit work.
  • Oversee accounting operations, including closing, reporting and reconciliation, and collaborate with auditors on preliminary and year-end audit processes.

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43. ACH

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Here's how ACH is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Designed and managed US and global economic calendars featuring monthly reports on each individual indicator.
  • Created advanced commodity tax analysis spreadsheet to accurately calculate tax due each month.
  • Prepared variance analyses supporting accuracy of income statement accounts for each company.
  • Analyzed an agency's grant amortization process and developed a far less costly and onerous process to achieve the necessary results.
  • Teach legal course to Dominion and Shell employees for the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies' certification.
  • Generated budgets for individual departments and responsible for tracking and reporting their costs each month.
  • Verify that each day's file is uploaded to the General Ledger from Treasury.
  • Calculated, tracked and accrued commissions expense based on each individual's contract agreement.
  • Edited and coached other reporters, helping improve copy and increase readership.
  • Achieved a high level of data automation and integration with other applications.
  • Maintain relationship with each of the branch managements and various operational divisions.
  • Gather each branches weekly numbers and build sales reports and cash flows.
  • Provide budgets and support for each grant to the budget director.
  • Calculated the daily P&I wire sent to each investor.
  • Reduced the reconciliation time by more than 2 hours each day.
  • Prepare cost analysis reports for each building and department.
  • Supervised, developed and coached financial analysts in support of accounting and operational objectives (i.e.
  • Reviewed, transferred and posted approximately 300 journal entries each month.
  • Key Achievements Include: - Responsible for managing the transition to Oracle inc. all necessary mappings & testing for Cork.
  • Experience in Yardi, QuickBooks, Peachtree, Timberline and Great Plains accounting systems.

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44. Balance Sheet

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Here's how Balance Sheet is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Executed monthly/quarterly balance sheet fluctuation analysis for 21 major operating entities to determine causes of fluctuations and impacts on financial results.
  • Assisted with external audits; including preparing consolidated financial statement variances and audit reports such as balance sheet roll-forward schedules.
  • Co-created and implemented corporate-wide reconciliation control process in response to material write-offs at the balance sheet level.
  • Analyzed consolidated balance sheet to determine top-side entries and to provide explanations of significant variances.
  • Reconcile and analyze balance sheet elimination clearing account to ensure consolidations are processed accurately.
  • Maintained accurate worksheets supporting balance sheet accounts including subsidiary ledgers to GL control accounts.
  • Prepared Quarterly Balance Sheet Review reconciliations and binders for assigned segments.
  • Prepared or reviewed most balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Prepared monthly reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts.
  • Prepared monthly Product Profitability and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Prepared monthly balance sheet reconciliations for reports.
  • Reconcile and analyze balance sheet accounts including accounts receivable, pensions, and royalties on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Prepare a monthly book containing an analysis of all Balance Sheet accounts and question inconsistencies that may have occurred.
  • Prepared Balance Sheets, Profit and Loss Statements and Cash Flow Reports as well as weekly Outstanding Debt Reports.
  • Performed all monthly journal entries for cash accounts and post-close balance sheet reconciliations for each G/L asset account.
  • Prepared periodic reports including consolidated balance sheet and cash flow, region ROAE, and delivery market analysis.
  • Prepared SmartView files in order to perform detail analysis of various balance sheet and profit and loss accounts.
  • Prepared adjusting journal entries and maintain account analyses for all balance sheet and related income statement accounts.
  • Prepare consolidated balance sheets, profit and loss statements and cash flow statements, perform financial analysis.
  • Prepare and presented balance sheet books for North America Controllers and finance center managers on quarterly basis.

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45. Annual Basis

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Here's how Annual Basis is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Prepare the report of premiums by state-Schedule T reporting on quarterly and annual basis for MLIC STAT Blue book.
  • Prepare, document and file Census Bureau and state regulatory reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

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46. Bloomberg

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Here's how Bloomberg is used in Finance Reporting Accountant jobs:
  • Created and updated the security master using Bloomberg terminal information.
  • Collaborate with client service groups to track the valuation of PIMCO repurchase agreements by utilizing Bloomberg financial data.
  • Utilized BLOOMBERG and several Citrix applications, including GCOM; Proficient in Excel spreadsheets.
  • Used Excel and Bloomberg extensively for gathering and composing data for financial reporting.
  • Maintain and publish Foreign Exchange Rates from Bloomberg Desktop.
  • Researched creditworthiness of bonds through Bloomberg system.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Finance Reporting Accountant

Financial Statements40.5%
General Ledger Accounts13.5%
External Auditors7.3%
Journal Entries7.1%
Gaap5.9%
Variance Analysis3.7%
Parent Company2.6%
A/P2.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Finance Reporting Accountant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Financial Statements
Financial Statements
35.2%
35.2%
2
2
General Ledger Accounts
General Ledger Accounts
11.7%
11.7%
3
3
External Auditors
External Auditors
6.3%
6.3%
4
4
Journal Entries
Journal Entries
6.2%
6.2%
5
5
Gaap
Gaap
5.2%
5.2%
6
6
Variance Analysis
Variance Analysis
3.2%
3.2%
7
7
Parent Company
Parent Company
2.2%
2.2%
8
8
A/P
A/P
2.1%
2.1%
9
9
Special Projects
Special Projects
1.8%
1.8%
10
10
Annual Reports
Annual Reports
1.7%
1.7%
11
11
Sarbanes-Oxley
Sarbanes-Oxley
1.4%
1.4%
12
12
Monthly Basis
Monthly Basis
1.4%
1.4%
13
13
Equity
Equity
1.4%
1.4%
14
14
SOX
SOX
1.3%
1.3%
15
15
Annual Audit
Annual Audit
1.2%
1.2%
16
16
Business Units
Business Units
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Ifrs
Ifrs
1.1%
1.1%
18
18
Xbrl
Xbrl
0.8%
0.8%
19
19
Close Process
Close Process
0.8%
0.8%
20
20
Management Reports
Management Reports
0.8%
0.8%
21
21
Internal Controls
Internal Controls
0.8%
0.8%
22
22
Peoplesoft
Peoplesoft
0.7%
0.7%
23
23
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
0.7%
0.7%
24
24
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
0.6%
0.6%
25
25
Audit Procedures
Audit Procedures
0.6%
0.6%
26
26
Footnote Disclosures
Footnote Disclosures
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Exchange Commission
Exchange Commission
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
ERP
ERP
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Real Estate
Real Estate
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Principles
Principles
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Press Releases
Press Releases
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Fasb
Fasb
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Ensure Accuracy
Ensure Accuracy
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Executive Management
Executive Management
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Pivot Tables
Pivot Tables
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
HFM
HFM
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Quickbooks
Quickbooks
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Consolidation Process
Consolidation Process
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
FAS
FAS
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
IRS
IRS
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Year-End Audit
Year-End Audit
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
ACH
ACH
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Balance Sheet
Balance Sheet
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Annual Basis
Annual Basis
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
0.2%
0.2%

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