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Senior Accountant in Queens, NY at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 2/21/2021

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Job Description

Overview: The Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting will assist in the consolidation and reporting of the company’s financial results, ensure the integrity of the accounting information by recording, verifying, reconciling, and consolidating financial data, and look for opportunities to streamline and automate our financial processes.

The expectation is that the individual in this role will be eligible to participate in the Company’s job rotation program within operations finance/accounting.

Company / Location: Standard Motor Products, Inc. ($1 billion, global, NYSE manufacturer/distributor of automotive replacement parts) located in Long Island City, NY

Primary Activities: Primary responsibilities of the position would include:

  • Responsible for the monthly consolidation and the preparation of various financial statement schedules for both internal and external reporting purposes.
  • Assist in the monthly and quarterly close processes, including the review of certain corporate balance sheet accounts and reconciliations, preparation of the corporate tax package and financial data to be provided pursuant to our loan agreements.
  • Responsible for the preparation of certain financial statements, footnotes and MD&A disclosures included in the Company’s Form 10-Q and Form 10-K filings with the SEC.
  • Prepares and reviews monthly journal entries for the more complex corporate accounts such as the Company’s asbestos liability, health and workers compensation liability, and significant reserves.
  • Assist with the annual audit process, including the coordination with the Company’s financial team and external auditors.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and identifying opportunities to enhance, streamline and automate.
  • Participation in various special projects, including cross-functional projects with business owners, the information technology group, and senior management.

Job Requirements

Experience & Skills: To function as the Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting the following experience and skills are required:

  • CPA with approximately 4-6 years accounting/finance experience. Prior experience in a “Big 4” accounting firm a plus.
  • Experience with/knowledge of public company reporting requirements and generally accepted accounting standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Blackline or other similar automation tools a plus.
  • Capable of working as a team player and comfortable being part of a “hands on” team of professionals. Strong work ethic a must.
  • Ability to exercise proper judgment with above average analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.