SEC Analyst job in USA
13 Feb 2013
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SEC ANALYST required by our Client, an International Oil & Gas Operator, to be based in Houston, Texas, USA.
Our client a major drilling company is looking for an SEC Analyst to join their growing team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for a Direct Hire role with a progression path rather than project work.
The SEC Analyst reports directly to the Corporate Accounting - External Reporting Senior. He or She will assist in preparation of quarterly, annual, and periodic SEC reports, financial analysis, monthly close processes, and creating timely and accurate financial information. The successful candidate will be able to perform basic accounting requirements with limited supervision.
Assist with preparation of quarterly, annual, and periodic SEC reporting requirements.
Strong attention to detail, with ability to meet time-sensitive deadlines and carry out multiple priorities.
Assist in ensuring proper internal controls exist in support of the Company's SOX compliance initiatives and regulations
Process month-end, quarter-end and year-end journal entries.
Reconcile general ledger accounts on a monthly basis.
Process accounts receivable payments.
Work on special projects as assigned.
Assists with researching and and documenting technical accounting issues.
Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
Supports the Controller and Corporate Accounting department managers in their roles by providing periodic financial analysis
Assists the Corporate Accounting department managers in supporting, with quality compiled information, reports and analyses for periodic reviews by Internal and External Auditors.
Essential Functions Statement(s) - The items denoted below are the key activities and responsibilities this role requires, but these are not limited to this list below. This list, however, does prioritize one's efforts and functions; activities and other requested participation should be weighed against one's ability to meet first the requirements listed below:
Responsible for the completeness and accuracy of financial information that is prepared on a periodic basis for both internal and external constituents.
Prepares accurate and detailed account reconciliations for assigned areas of responsibility.
Performs account balance analyses, is able to identify errors or inconsistencies, and provides solutions for resolution of issued encountered.
Understands inter-company relationships and can account for interco transactions.
Analyzes, reconciles and maintains financial records following U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) as well as being aware of statutory requirements that might be applicable in area of assigned responsibility. Knows when or where to gather additional support within the organization.
Coordinates both upward with the technical accounting and tax staff in corporate headquarters' as well as providing accounting support throughout the company.
Ensure that all Company policies and procedures are understood and implemented, and that assets are properly safeguarded.
Ensures the operation and effectiveness of key process (operational and financial) controls through regular review and periodic self-assessments.
Interacts professionally with both internal and external constituents; maintains effective working relationships and works in cooperation with others across department lines.
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
The competency statements outline common themes and threads across the organization that affects each employee in performing His or Her duties and responsibilities for the Company.
Safety - understands the requirements of a safe workplace and promotes safety in all facets of the business.
Teamwork - Understands the need to work cross-functionally and team across potential silo's within the organization. Respects the lines of authorities, however, recognize the need to support multiple people and organizations with the Company.
Judgment - utilizes common sense approach toward the work product.
Mentoring - ability to encourage and influence others in the workplace. Develops, over time, the ability to have staff see him or her as mentor and someone that they can learn from.
Quality Management - ability to apply Quality Management System and processes to day to day financial operations - seeks opportunities for improving processes, strengthening overall internal control environment and developing/adopting standards to ensure financial business is kept simple and records are complete and accurate.
A person hired for a role of this nature should possess these skills:
Bachelors Degree in Accounting. CPA, or other certification is preferred.
Should possess 2+ years of increasing experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above. Experience at a public accounting firm is preferred. Experience within a publicly traded organization is a plus. Candidate should have experience performing the following.
Periodic, quarterly and annual SEC reporting requirements.
Analyzing results and providing feedback to organization.
Must be able to read and write in English. Secondary language is a plus. Must be knowledgeable of a Windows based accounting system, Oracle experience preferred.
Using collaboration tools like Blackline, Microsoft SharePoint, Visio and other project management tools are a plus.
As discussed above, CPA or other certifications are considered a plus.
Bachelors Degree Hons or equivalent