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Deloitte Senior Accountant in Birmingham, Alabama

Senior Accountant, DLLP Global Accounting & Reporting

Position summary:

Deloitte LLP ("DLLP") is the parent company of the functional specific subsidiaries and includes accounting transactions (i.e. debt, pension, etc.) that occur at the parent level on behalf of the US firms.

The Global Accounting team within Deloitte's Controllership function supports a broad range of accounting topics and issues. The team is responsible for the US Firms accounting of business transactions with Deloitte Global including the review, processing, and reporting of all receivable and payable transactions. The Senior will work closely with Controllership, Technology, Global, Financial Reporting, Global Finance Services (GFS) and other groups across finance to ensure timely, accurate, complete, and insightful financial information.

The ideal candidate for this position should have a strong accounting background. An operational and transformative mindset combined with strategic thinking, flexibility and executive presence are critical qualifications for this role. It is expected the candidate will hold themself accountable for ensuring results are achieved on time; take action beyond formal job responsibility and set high expectations for their self.

What you'll do:

  • Effectively collaborate within team and GFS, Financial Reporting, Controllership and other groups to ensure accurate and timely delivery of transactions, journal entries, and reconciliations.

  • Prepare periodic operating reports for review by leadership including detailed aging schedules, comparison of plan to actuals, and comprehensive operating activity summaries.

  • Manage relationship with Global team to reconcile differences in balances, track outstanding items, and negotiate monthly payment proposals to settle open receivable and payable balances on all Global Accounts.

  • Act as a liaison between the US Firms and the Global Finance Team to resolve disputes regarding rejected receivable and payable invoices, ensuring effective communication and timely resolution.

  • Perform period-end and year-end close processes, including preparation and submission of recurring journal entries.

  • Prepare and submit various ad-hoc/adjusting journal entries.

  • Prepare detailed periodic balance sheet reconciliations with a high level of accuracy.

  • Manage the billing and reporting process for seconded revenue/recurring compensation on a periodic basis, ensuring timely and accurate reporting.

  • Proactively identify areas for process improvements or develop new procedures to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Review of firm expenses to ensure they meet firm guidelines and perform additional research of expenses as needed.

  • Support on-going transformation efforts to optimize accounting activities performed, which requires significant collaboration with the Finance Transformation team.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned, demonstrating a willingness to take on new challenges and responsibilities.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or related discipline

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.

  • Accounting experience necessary for applying proper accounting treatment to all transactions and for maintaining and reconciling various ledger and subledger accounts.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written) are crucial as the position involves the ability to satisfy and influence various stakeholders, including senior management.

  • Enthusiastic, self-starter who is highly organized with excellent attention to detail.

  • Must be able to manage competing priorities and adapt to a fast-paced environment.

  • Spreadsheet and database skills will be used heavily. The candidate will have knowledge of Microsoft Excel including v-lookups, pivot tables, and macros and Microsoft Access.

  • A process-improvement mindset with the ability to challenge the status quo and identify improvements.

  • Strong critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills.

  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available

Preferred:

  • Accounts payable and accounts receivable experience.

  • Blackline and SAP experience.

Information for applicants with a need for accommodation: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/careers/articles/join-deloitte-assistance-for-disabled-applicants.html

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $72,900 -134,300.

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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