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Working As A Senior Corporate Accountant

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

  • Repetitive

  • $71,215

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Corporate Accountant Do At Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

* Reconciliation of general ledger accounts
* Accounting and reporting over Company owned fixed assets and prepaid expenses
* Accounting and reporting over corporate services departments
* Assist in the preparation and review of property tax returns
* Prepare and analyze the Company’s US Government overhead rate
* Assist in the monthly revenue recognition process of our construction projects
* Operate as a liaison between the finance/accounting team and certain operational and corporate personnel
* Prepare and post certain routine month-end close journal entries
* Learn and serve as back-up for other positions within the Accounting department
* Assist with ad hoc reports and special accounting/finance projects as needed
* Other duties as assigned
* Bachelor's degree in Accounting required
* Minimum of 3 years of experience in an Accounting role within an office environment
* CPA or CCIFP strongly preferred, but not required
* Construction/real estate experience strongly preferred, but not required
* Technology expertise including strong proficiency in Excel as well as desire to develop knowledge of existing Company software products, including Crystal reporting
* Excellent communication skills
* Ability to multi-task and problem solve
* Attention to detail
* ID: 3719

What Does A Senior Corporate Accountant Do At Aspen Aerogels, Inc.

* Assist
* with the monthly financial close including: analysis of key accounts ensuring
* compliance with U
* S. GAAP; actual to budget results and variance analysis; and
* assess adequacy of reserves / accruals.
* Prepare
* and record journal entries; ensure the accuracy of information through monthly
* analysis and reconciliation; and proactively identify and resolve any issues or
* reconciling items.
* Assist
* with the continuing development of Sarbanes
* Oxley internal control
* documentation and compliance.
* Coordinate
* with the Aspen research services group for the accounting and reporting of
* government research contracts.
* Research
* technical accounting issues and drive the implementation of new U
* S. GAAP.
* Assist in
* the annual financial statement audit and quarterly reviews by providing audit
* schedules, support and responding to inquiries.
* Prepare
* and maintain schedules for capital and operating leases and external
* financings.
* Participate
* in special projects by supporting management and the project team in various
* tasks

What Does A Senior Corporate Accountant Do At Essex Property Trust

* Prepare month-end close related journal entries and reconciliations
* Record acquisition and disposition entries
* Review elimination and consolidation journal entries to ensure accuracy;
* Review debt and investment in joint ventures transactions
* Analyze complex financial reports and records
* Perform variance analyses and preparing account reconciliations
* Make recommendations based on analysis and status of debt, assets, and expenses
* Assist in balance sheet and income statement analytics
* Investigate non-standard transactions and fluctuations
* Assist with quarterly and annual audits, including the preparation of supporting schedules and work papers
* Coordinate more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments
* Interact with internal and external auditors and other professional services teams.
* Other projects as assigned
* BS or MS in Accounting or equivalent, CPA preferred.
* Public accounting experience is a plus
* The ideal candidate has 4+ years of experience in accounting.
* Demonstrate solid understanding of accounting principles and familiarity with GAAP, as well as an ability to grasp company financial policies and protocols
* Strong understanding of Excel and pivot tables.
* Attends to details while maintaining perspective on higher-level business issues.
* Solves problems independently to detect and correct errors.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Must be self-directed, able to work independently, as well as work in a team-oriented and fast paced environment.
* Protects organization’s value by maintaining confidentiality of company information.
* Highly detail-oriented and organized
* Ability to meet deadlines
* Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Familiarity with Yardi is a plus

What Does A Senior Corporate Accountant Do At MUFG Union Bank

* Instruction Processing & Controls
* Analyze contracts and other service agreements.
* Under guidance, develop procedures and supporting documentation for internal departments to complete the daily activities.
* Monitor the nature of the investments and cash disbursements.
* If instructions are not clear, insufficient or appear out of the scope of qualifying activities, identify the problem and proactively resolve with client or instructing party.
* Manage assigned relationships in accordance with bank policy and within the parameters of the account documents.
* Ensure compliance with all bank policies and procedures, legal and regulatory requirements, as well as identify measure, monitor and control risks associated with the client book of business.
* Inquiries & Investigations
* Investigate and respond to client inquiries on account activities.
* Identify when information requests are available online for clients and encourage online use.
* Proactively communicate with clients on investigations or processing corrections deemed necessary by internal service departments.
* Determine the nature of issues raised by clients, the action required and time needed to resolve.
* Determine if issues were the result of internal processing or accounting errors or other interested parties and recommend corrective action.
* Cash Management/Financial Control
* Ensure funds are available in the account to cover funding and disbursement activities.
* Review cash activities and resolve any accounting problems.
* Discuss resolution with client.
* Ensure compliance with control procedures to minimize reputational or financial exposure.
* Service Efficiency & Collaboration
* Conduct review of legal file and system processing parameters to ensure that records reflects client directives and information.
* Analyze system processing parameters and accounting reports to ensure compliance with Account Documents.
* Participate in special team assignments related to the introduction of new products, system enhancements or business development.
* Coordinate with the Relationship Management team and internal support departments to ensure that opportunities for improved service delivery or internal issues needing to be addressed for the client base be dealt with.
* Risk Management:
* The employee will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to implementing and following policies and procedures that support the Bank's Risk Vision, including the Bank's anti-money laundering (AML), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and other relevant operational, compliance and risk management-related requirements as appropriate.
* The employee is expected to further a culture of risk and compliance discipline, which includes, but is not limited to, maintaining compliance with Bank and business process-related policies and procedures, exhibiting a basic understanding of the risks associated with the employee's position, escalating issues of risk concern to management, and maintaining appropriate data integrity and confidentiality with regard to all customer files and business transactions.
* years of experience in relationship servicing within the financial services industry in Institutional Services, Investment Management or with another related service provider.
* Industry related knowledge of asset servicing for public and privately traded securities, project financing, escrow or other debt servicing, structured investment products and/or global portfolios.
* Experience with multi-tiered portfolio structures and relating accounting requirements a plus.
* Working knowledge of industry standards and regulatory responsibilities and contractual provisions for the array of services being offered to the client.
* Demonstrated ability to articulate industry and organizational standards for the client teams for daily account activity and accounting services.
* Ability to research, analyze and articulate resolutions for service related service disruptions, initiate corrective action and determine financial compensation, when warranted.
* Proficient in the use of desktop software products and experience with securities processing and accounting systems, preferable SEI and SunGard systems.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external service providers.
* Typically requires a college degree or equivalent professional experience and training.
* The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.
* They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified./
* We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business.
* We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. /
* A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment.
* Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions.
* Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made.
* Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses

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How To Become A Senior Corporate 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).  


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.


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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Real Senior Corporate Accountant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Corporate Stressed/Distressed Credit Anal Pacific Investment Management Company (Pimco) Newport Beach, CA May 21, 2013 $150,000
Senior Corporate Metallurgist Coeur D'Alene Mines Corporation Coeur dAlene, ID Dec 01, 2011 $120,000
Senior Corporate Metallurgist Coeur D'Alene Mines Corporation Coeur dAlene, ID Sep 30, 2012 $120,000
Senior Corporate Accountant Netsuite San Mateo, CA Feb 09, 2016 $103,106 -
Senior Corporate Accountant Netsuite Inc. San Mateo, CA Jul 01, 2014 $100,000
Senior Corporate Accountant J. Queen New York Inc. New York, NY Sep 02, 2014 $90,000
Senior Corporate Accountant J. Queen New York Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2014 $90,000
SR. Corporate Accountant Landry's Management, L.P. Houston, TX Jun 06, 2016 $80,560
Senior Corporate Accountant Guggenheim Services, LLC New York, NY Aug 10, 2009 $80,000
SR. Corporate Accountant Landry's Management, L.P. Houston, TX Apr 17, 2015 $77,854
SR. Corporate Accountant Landry's Management, L.P. Houston, TX Jun 06, 2016 $75,000
Senior Corporate Accountant Hampshire Hotels Management LLC New York, NY Jan 31, 2014 $75,000
Senior Corporate Accountant Hampshire Hotels Management LLC New York, NY Mar 24, 2014 $75,000
Senior Corporate Accountant Hampshire Hotels & Resorts LLC New York, NY Jan 17, 2013 $75,000
SR. Corporate Accountant Landry's Management, L.P. Houston, TX Jun 06, 2013 $75,000
Senior Corporate Accountant, Taxation SCOR Global Life Us Re-Insurance Company New York, NY Mar 08, 2010 $75,000 -
SR. Corporate Accountant GSI Group Corporation Bedford, MA Jun 24, 2015 $74,940
SR Corporate Accountant Dolby Laboratories, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 10, 2014 $70,429 -
Senior Corporate Accountant Mann Enterprises Inc. Chicago, IL Feb 26, 2010 $69,000
Senior Corporate Accountant Guggenheim Services, LLC New York, NY Aug 30, 2009 $68,266 -
Senior Corporate Accountant Guggenheim Services, LLC New York, NY Aug 10, 2009 $68,266 -
Senior Corporate Accountant United Feather & Down, Inc. Des Plaines, IL Jan 01, 2010 $68,000
Corporate Recovery Semi Senior Bankruptcy Friedman LLP New York, NY Sep 19, 2016 $65,000
Senior Corporate Accountant, Finance Department Omron Management Center of America, Inc. Hoffman Estates, IL Sep 30, 2014 $65,000 -
Senior Corporate Accountant Nexgroup Inc. Cambridge, MA Sep 12, 2014 $63,257
Senior Field and Corporate Accountant Verdasys, Inc. Waltham, MA Apr 20, 2015 $63,100 -
Senior Field and Corporate Accountant Verdasys Inc. Waltham, MA Mar 09, 2014 $63,100 -

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Top Senior Corporate Accountant Skills

  1. Monthly Financial Statements
  2. Assets
  3. Balance Sheet Accounts
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Generated monthly financial statements along with associated journal entries for Ball Seed, the distribution portion of the corporation.
  • Evaluated Capital project expenditures and maintain accurate records of Fixed Assets placed in service and depreciation schedules.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet accounts analysis, bank account reconciliation, and cash flow analysis.
  • Posted 70 monthly journal entries directly to general ledger systems and reconciled assets and liabilities accounts to general ledger.
  • Compiled and analyzed financial information; prepared journal entries to general ledger accounts documenting business transactions.

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