Senior Accountant, International
Global Payments - Atlanta, GA

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The Senior Accountant works under the supervision of the Director of International Accounting to perform corporate accounting activities for the International accounting operations of Global Payments, including those relating to consolidation, foreign currency accounting, account analysis and internal control.

Role

Month - End Close and Year - End Close
• Prepare monthly journal entries to consolidate foreign subsidiaries.
• Perform month-end close activities for foreign subsidiaries, including preparation of entries related to headcount and corporate transactions.
• Import accounting records for Settlement operations into Oracle R12. Prepare trend analysis of Settlement Operations and distribute to global Accounting and Finance team.
• Ensure financial information for assigned areas is recorded in accordance with US GAAP and established company policy and procedures. In some cases, the Senior Accountant may be required to reconcile financial statements prepared in accordance with US GAAP to statutory statements for foreign subsidiaries prepared in accordance with local GAAP.
• Reconcile translation of local currency trial balances to USD-based statements. Prepare adjusting entries as needed.
• Prepare and maintain supporting documentation for cumulative translation adjustments resulting from translation of foreign entity financial statements.
• Prepare monthly financial reports and explanation for variances to the Accounting and Finance management team.
• Prepare reconciliations for inter-company and other corporate accounts.
• Review reconciliations of subsidiary accounts prepared by foreign accounting teams.
• Maintain lease and debt roll forward schedules.
• Maintain monthly close calendars.
• Act as liaison with other departments and external parties concerning International accounting operations.
• Regularly interact with Accounting management at corporate and in foreign locations.

Quarterly and Annual Deliverables
• Participate in quarterly reviews and annual audits performed by external auditors.
• Maintain documentation of compliance with internal controls (SOX).
Researching, Problem Solving, and Performance Improvement
• Research of accounting issues and account variance, including coordination with other departments to solve differences or provide explanation as needed.
• Identify trends, project needs; identify areas of strengths and weakness with the focus upon adding value to the organization.
• Assist the Director of International in improving and streamlining accounting processes and internal controls.
• Special projects as needed and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Degree in Accounting plus 3 or more years of relevant accounting experience OR degree in Business / Finance discipline plus 5 or more years of relevant accounting experience.
• Experience operating accounting systems. Knowledge of Oracle is a plus.
• Experience with international accounting operations is a plus.
• Windows/PC experience. Advanced skills in MS Excel.
• Knowledge of public accounting principles and practices, including knowledge of US GAAP.
• Strong critical thinking skills, using logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions to problems.
• CPA certification or equivalent work experience preferred.

Required Qualifications Only:
• Degree in Accounting plus 3 or more years of relevant accounting experience OR degree in Business / Finance discipline plus 5 or more years of relevant accounting experience.
• Experience operating accounting systems. Knowledge of Oracle is a plus.
• Experience with international accounting operations is a plus.
• Windows/PC experience. Advanced skills in MS Excel.
• Knowledge of public accounting principles and practices, including knowledge of US GAAP.
• Strong critical thinking skills, using logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions to problems.
• CPA certification or equivalent work experience preferred.

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