Lead Accountant III

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Houston, Texas, USA

Job Type


Job description

Airswift is hiring a Lead Accountant III to work on a 1-yr renewable contract Downtown Houston for one of our clients. They'll be expected to provide technical guidance to both finance and operations leaders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain the financial ledger of a legal entity in compliance with local laws/GAPs, tax codes, government regulations and filing requirements.
  • Book Journals to reflect financial activities in compliance with above same (may include some or all of: accruals, fixed assets, stock/inventory, accounts receivables, accounts payables, expenses, payroll)
  • Ensure timely and defect-free account reconciliations.
  • Ensure all expenses paid & recorded in ERP system, ensuring compliance within SOPs and business/company policies.
  • Participate in regular balance sheet reviews and variance analyses
  • Provide accurate and timely statutory & management reporting
  • Provide Ad hoc reporting for Corporate/Business requests
  • Execute on policies and procedures during monthly/quarterly close process including account reconciliations, account reconciliation audits, Data Request (DR) submissions, and representation letters and adjusting entries
  • Participate in annual pre-close, quarterly CFO risk reviews and monthly controllership reviews with key operations and financial management personnel
  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 requirements
  • Perform financial analysis of balance sheet accounts to ensure compliance, integrity of account balances/financial reporting and effectiveness of business processes
  • Participate and provide input into simplification initiatives
  • Research and advise on complex technical accounting issues
  • Partner with Audit Staff and Finance Managers for internal compliance reviews
  • Drive closure of open audit issues and proactively work to prevent future issues / manage risk
  • Lead resulting corrective action process implementation and follow up throughout the organization
  • Identify potential risks & opportunities & and communicate effectively
  • Interpret finance risks & opportunities to local circumstances & present workable solutions

Criteria & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or other business-related field and 7-10 year progressive accounting or finance experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in U.S. GAAP and local GAAP