Financial Accountant
PR Newswire - New York, NY

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The Financial Accountant position is required to maintain control and close the financial periods primarily for, but not limited to the Vintage Filings subsidiary. The incumbent will work closely with the Controller, Assistant Controller and key members of other operational areas of the Company so to ensure that all financial transactions are accurately recorded and documented. Monthly reconciliations and support back-up are required for presentation and attestation review by internal and outside auditors.

Accurate preparation of a month-end financial package (income statement, balance sheet, and supporting schedules) from the subsidiary's QuickBooks system is required under tight deadlines every month, requiring some prior experience with that system as well as intermediate-to-advanced spreadsheet skills. General guidance and direction is provided by the Assistant Controller and Controller. The incumbent should be able to work independently, but 'work papers' and account reconciliations are reviewed every month by management.

NOTE: This position will report predominately to the location on Hudson Street in NYC, but regular travel to the Jersey City/Exchange Place will be required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Maintain control over the entire Vintage balance sheet by taking responsibility on reconciling account balances every month. Prepare reconciliations that are understandable and transparent for management and 3rd party auditors. Research and recommend solutions recognizing proper GAAP treatment for transactions/balances that are in question. Ensure management review of reconciliations prepared in support of the overall financial reporting control environment. Develop and maintain relationships with the company's inter-company transactions. Develop and maintain a detailed unearned revenue account analysis of the company's growing XBRL tagging business.

Close the Vintage Filings financials by the end of accounting day +1, in part by ensuring all billing for the month has been recorded. Research, recommend and book accruals for month-end closings. Research material variances to forecast/budget/prior year during the financial close to ensure reported income is reasonable.

Manage and ensure accuracy over Vintage Filings-specific daily and monthly management reporting. Improve the overall management reporting function and efficiency by working in concert with both business and accounting management. Support all stakeholders for their Vintage-related reporting requirements.

Maintain primary ownership and improve on the daily use of Vintage's QuickBooks general ledger so to support an ever-increasing demand for more detailed reporting from PR Newswire's Oracle accounting system.

Understand the order-to-cash cycle of the Vintage Filings product lines by working closely with the QuickBooks billing, AR, and collections staff working out of the New York headquarters.

Participate and play a key role in the annual on-site internal and outside audit reviews.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Tangential involvement with other product lines.
  • Ad-hoc reporting as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual Budget and quarterly forecasts.
QUALIFICATIONS:
This job requires a Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university, with a minimum of 4 years of corporate accounting experience; MBA and or public accounting experience is a plus.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following knowledge skills and abilities:

  • Familiarity with QuickBooks and Oracle Financials or a similar ERP accounting solution;
  • High proficiency with Excel spreadsheet functionality;
  • Written and verbal communication skills for correspondence with stakeholders throughout the Company;
  • Team-oriented self starter possessing attention to detail.
About Vintage Filings
Vintage Filings, a division of PR Newswire, is a full service financial filing and printing firm. With over 4,500 public company clients, Vintage has quickly become the fastest growing EDGAR firm nationwide. With the constant changing requirements in SEC filing regulations for public companies, Vintage Filings works in partnership with our clients to file their documents in an accurate and expeditious fashion.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 57 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content - from rich media to online video to multimedia - and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

PR Newswire is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of PR Newswire Association LLC and its subsidiaries. PR Newswire is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

At UBM plc, we invite you to be part of an organization that is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture and to being a responsible, sustainable business. UBM is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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