Lead Accountant

Houston, TX

Employment Type: Direct Category: General Accounting Job Number: 18202 Work Model: #LI-Hybrid Internal Reference: #LI-TM1

Job Description

Central Houston
Hybrid – 3 days in office

Role Summary: Come work for a company that values you and will promote you! Learn about a high-growth industry at a company that promotes within!
Great benefits, corporate culture, excellent management and leadership, and career upside!

The Lead Accountant role is responsible for supporting the accounting department, and their particular function, by providing advanced accounting support, preparing, and reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations, detailed variance analysis as well as performing inter-company accounting, supporting the monthly close process, reporting results to upper management, and participating in other general accounting projects as assigned.

Responsibilities include:
  • Account Reconciliations and Journal Entries. Prepare and record various monthly account reconciliations, analyze various general ledger accounts on a regular basis, prepare recurring and other journal entries to support the monthly close process and as necessary develop an approach to resolve outstanding reconciling items and develop documentation that meets the standards of sound internal controls.
  • Reporting. Lead and coordinate monthly reporting and accounting close duties for function. Support and review the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reporting packages for accounting managers, senior leaders and other departments as necessary. Communicate monthly results to management and other business units.
  • Month-End Close. Supports the monthly close process by preparing various journal entries, performing analytics and assisting with submission and review of journal entries as well as organizing close-related tasks for team to ensure compliance with established timelines within the monthly close process.
  • Compliance. Executing and following appropriate accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, GAAP, IFRS, FERC and other applicable regulatory policies and standards.
  • Processes and Procedures. Identifying new processes and reviewing existing ones to create more efficient workflows and insuring controls for processes are sufficient and compliant. Leveraging technology to automate processes and procedures surrounding financial reporting and analysis and assuming ownership of special projects to develop and implement improvements in current processes and systems.
  • Leadership. Serving as a key resource for the function for training and mentoring less senior accountants. May have some supervisory responsibilities.
  • Monthly Analyses. Assisting in the performance of monthly analyses, including budget-to- actual, prior-year variances and other key performance indicators for senior management and Board financial-review packages.
  • Cross-functional support. Participate in special projects and support other accounting functions as needed.
  • Audit Support. Prepare supporting schedules for audit activities as assigned. May review schedules from Staff Accountants.
  • Budgeting. Assist in the preparation of budgets as needed.
  • Acquisitions. Providing assistance with assimilating purchase acquisitions into company records.
  • And other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • MBA or Master’s degree is a plus but not required.
  • 4-7 years of experience in an Accounting or Finance role.
  • CPA or goal is a plus.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
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