Accountant
Chiquita - Charlotte, NC

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Position Overview
Responsible for North America general accounting responsibilities including preparation and review of journal entries and account reconciliations, financial statement review and analysis, internal control compliance and documentation, and other accounting functions. Requires solid understanding of accounting concepts and their application, ability to review and analyze information, and develop an understanding of the business and the financial reporting for the business. Customer service to internal groups is important to this function and the senior accountant will work closely with operations and analysts to support the business information needs. Projects involve system development and implementation of processes to support changing business needs and internal control compliance. Provides guidance to accountants in department. Supports internal and external audit requests.

Responsibilities:
Timely and accurate posting of payroll to the G/L. Acts as liaison between accounting and HR/Payroll. Resolve payroll related accounting issues. Prepare confidential account reconciliations.

Timely and accurate month-end accounting close and associated tasks.

Reviews and prepares account reconciliations.

Reviews General Ledger account balances for compliance with GAAP, SOX, and internal controls. Monitors changes in the business and the accounting transactions for improved reporting & accuracy of financials. Identifies and communicates accounting issues and problems. Seeks opportunities to streamline and improve accounting transactions and works with the business to provide accounting support to meet customer needs. Involved in system projects and initiatives to develop and enhance transactional process and reporting tools.

Ensures timely, accurate, quality preparation of the Company’s monthly financial statements. Works with Controllers and Tax departments for disclosure items. Provides financial support to the business through teamwork with analysts to provide meaningful information and reporting of the business. Supports working capital, management and tax reporting.

Provides information by responding to questions and requests; assists with special projects by collecting and reviewing financial information, prepares reports and information to support business analysis; and contributes to team effort and objectives. Assists with development of budgets and variances, SOX testing and documentation, and other tasks. Develops self and team through involvement in projects, work on system initiatives and developmental opportunities. Continuous evaluation of current processes for improvement

Requirements:
Minimum of 3-6 years experience in preparation and review of financial statements.

Thorough understanding of accounting systems, internal controls, process flows, and general accounting.

Strong accounting and analytical skills.

Experience acting as a liaison between accounting and payroll.

Experience with going through a time and attendance system change.

Computer skills – Excel-including pivot tables, look ups, macros and formulas, ERP accounting systems, Hyperion Essbase, Word, databases.

Strong communication and leadership skills.

Education:
Bachelor of Science, concentration in accounting or finance.

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