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Financial Analyst in Memphis, TN at CRS Group

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

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Job Description

Financial Analyst
Duration: 10 month contract
Location: Memphis, TN
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Financial Analyst for one of our clients in the Memphis area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
  • This position will have responsibility for supporting selected areas within the Operations Accounting and Reporting team which is responsible for accounting, reporting and analysis for certain US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Global processes

Specific responsibilities of this position include:
  • Participate in month end financial close activities for US, Puerto Rico, and Canada legal entities
  • Perform daily activities surrounding teams’ assigned areas of responsibility
  • Prepare quarterly and year end reporting for US, Puerto Rico, and Canada legal entities
  • Collaborate with Division/Market colleagues, Controllers/Consolidations, Treasury, Legal and Corporate Tax on strategic projects and process improvements. Involvement will require problem solving, communication, presentation and analytical skills
  • Participate in efforts related to system changes and/or implementations impacting area(s) of responsibility
  • Improve processing efficiencies utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions
  • Ensure process changes are in compliance with accounting / internal control policies and SOX, including related document maintenance
  • Support internal and external audit requests
  • Develop and assist in automating accounting processes, analysis techniques and reporting functionality
  • Work independently with other departments / international locations to research, analyze and resolve irregularities and discrepancies
  • Maintain and develop relationships with groups 
  • Provide support to the divisions and Controllers/Consolidations related to acquisitions or divestitures

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure processes are in compliance with accounting policies and US GAAP
  • Maintain complete and accurate tasks lists and status of open items
  • Participate in the month end close
  • Consistently meet deadlines with the assistance of others; maintain complete and accurate tasks lists and status of open items
  • Communicate known issues to manager timely
  • Prepare complete and accurate standard operating procedures and SOX related internal control documentation involving new activities and/or updating for process changes as required
  • Prepare complex financial and accounting analysis completely and accurately
  • Maintain entire domestic and/or international general ledgers including the preparation of material journal entries and complex balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Deliver assigned work product requiring little or no correction
  • Research technical and operational accounting issues and provide range of potential solutions
  • Identify issues proactively and communicate to manager along with potential range of solutions
  • Prepare initial draft of financial statements
  • Consistently meet communicated deadlines with little to no assistance
  • Prepare complex analysis for external accountants and Corporate Audit
  • Prepare financial and data analysis completely and accurately
  • Participate in all relevant training

  • Bachelor degree in accounting or finance required
  • CPA eligible
  • 5+ years of relevant functional accounting or finance experience
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Public accounting experience preferred

Technical Skills Requirements:
  • Basic and intermediate accounting and financial reporting skills that include the following:
    • Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, Power Point) required
    • ERP system experience preferred
    • Demonstrated advanced technical financial reporting knowledge and experience
    • Advanced SAP and HFM skills
    • Excellent oral, written, and overall communication skills
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and solve problems in an unstructured environment
    • Strong business acumen and professionalism with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and operations colleagues in all applicable Finance and business functional areas

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.


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