Company: FedEx Services Job Title: Sr Accountant Job Requisition Number: RC166847 Category: Accounting/Finance Locations: Plano, Texas 75024 United States
Under moderate supervision, responsible for complex accounting activities supporting the accurate and timely closing of the general ledger, which may include, but are not limited to: preparation and posting of journal entries, account reconciliations, fixed asset processing, lease/contract review, accrual entries, budget variance reviews, research and analysis of assigned large elements of revenue and expense and the related internal reporting. Ensure general ledger account balances are materially correct in compliance With internal controls and GAAP and that internal control risks are tested and documented in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley. Lead accounting initiatives/ projects including: process improvement, regulatory compliance/changes and policy. Mentors less senior staff.
Primary Job Functions:
Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information ensuring compliance with GAAP. Documents financial transactions by entering account information. Developing and implementing data analyses, data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality to support accounting functions and recommend financial actions Reviews profit and loss statements, prepares variance analysis. Applying technology to solve business issues.
Skills / Knowledge Considered a Plus:
CPA would be a plus
Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
Master's Degree in Accounting, Data Science or Business Analytics would be a plus.
Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or other related quantitative discipline is required.
Four (4) years experience in accounting for financial reporting in a public accounting firm or in a large for-profit corporate environment.
A related advanced degree may offset the experience requirements.
Excellent analytical and financial analysis skills required.
Strong knowledge of GAAP standards required.
Outstanding knowledge of business software, spreadsheet applications and/or mainframe or web based applications.
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills.
Domicile / Relocation Information:
This position will be located in Plano, Texas. Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs.
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FORTUNE "World's Most Admired Companies" – 2016
Corporate Responsibility Magazine "100 Best Corporate Citizens" – 2016
InformationWeek "Elite 100" – 2016
Women's Business Enterprise National Council "America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises" - 2016
Reputation Institute "World's Most Reputable Companies" – 2015
Black Enterprise "40 Best Companies For Diversity" – 2015
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FedEx Services began operations in June 2000 to provide information technology, sales, and marketing support for FedEx Corp. subsidiaries FedEx Express and FedEx Ground. The same functions for FedEx Freight and FedEx Office were later aligned with FedEx Services.
In 2013, FedEx Services launched FedEx Delivery Manager®, an innovative option that provides U.S. customers with a range of flexible options to schedule dates, locations and times of delivery. Customers can also actively track and manage deliveries en route to or from their home, without a tracking number or even a FedEx account.
Today some 12,500 FedEx Services team members coordinate sales, marketing, communications, information technology, and customer service support for the global FedEx brand.