Job description

Senior accountants should possess solid communication, technology, organizational and analytical skills. Companies hiring senior accountants generally look for at least three years’ experience, along with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. Accreditations such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA) also are preferred.

Typical duties of a senior accountant

  • Reconciling sub-ledger to general ledger account balances
  • Preparing financial statements
  • Assessing internal controls, including risk assessments and reviews of risk areas
  • Performing monthly balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position/budget variance analyses
  • Assisting in the design and preparation of budgets for review by management
  • Maintaining and reconciling fixed assets schedules
  • Supervising accounting staff