Senior Accountant - Buffalo, NY

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Date: Jan 5, 2023

Location: Buffalo, New York, US

Company: Bureau Veritas

Position Summary

Responsible for G/L accounting, Intercompany and Statutory Accounting for CPS US.  

Objective

Ensure proper accounting principles are maintained (GAAP and IFRS) and assist the SSC Manager with general accounting matters, including but not limited to the preparation of financial reports in accordance with Bureau Veritas accounting policies and procedures.

Major Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for G/L accounting, Intercompany and Statutory Reporting.   
  • Responsible for managing the daily operations of the Accounting department including. 

General Ledger:

  • Review and maintain all General Ledger accounts – monthly reconciliations for all entities
  • Responsible for the maintenance and reporting for all fixed assets
  • Ensure Integrity of the Accounting system
  • Oversee the Inter-company reconciliation process for all entities in region.  Including all AP, AR, accruals, and cash transactions.
  • Quarterly Magnitude reporting with related detailed schedules (Head Office consolidation packages) for all entities in region.
  • Tax reporting – Liaise with the North America Tax Manager
  • Ensure proper controls are in place to ensure accurate and timely entry of expenses.
  • Manage expense report system (Concur)
  • Assist in coordinating and providing documentation for annual audits. (internal and external)

Intercompany:

  • Oversee the Inter-company reconciliation process for all entities in region.  Including all AP, AR, accruals, and cash transactions Ensure proper controls are in place to ensure accurate and timely entry of expenses.
  • Work with other finance teams in BV to ensure intercompany process is followed.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Financial Reporting and Analysis for all entities in region as needed.
  • Communicate with HO in Paris as necessary for statutory requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Self Motivated and self managed with high degree of honesty and integrity.
  • Must possess excellent knowledge of accounting principles and financial reporting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and Outlook.  Strong Excel skill level required.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and handle confidential information
  • Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Individual and team work ethic
  • Possess an energetic commitment to work and quality.
  • International experience: previously dealt with a global business model, a plus

Experience and Educational Background Required for the Job

  • 4 year Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field 
  • 2-3 years related experience.
  • CPA certification a plus
  • JD Edwards experience a plus.