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Lead Accountant

Company: Laureate Education
Location: Glenwood
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/JOB PURPOSE:The Lead Accountant will provide support in ensuring that appropriate accounting principles and standards to record and report financial transactions are consistently applied. This role focuses on providing support in establishing and maintaining accounting policies, reporting financial transactions in compliance with established controls, and safeguarding the organization's assets. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:"---Assist with preparing, analyzing and reviewing monthly and quarterly financial statements and inter-company transactionsReview and analyze financial reporting packagesGather, analyze and document financial transactionsReport and follow-up on all issues identified during the monthly review of financial transactionsProvide assistance as needed by team/ external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual auditCommunicate regularly with the team manager to share updates and receive guidanceResearch and assist with technical accounting and reporting issues as neededProvide guidance to and review work performed by junior staffWork closely with other functional departments (Tax, Investor Relations, FP&A)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and EXPERIENCE:To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.BA/BS in Accounting or Finance, CPA preferred or in progress2-5 years of experience in related field requiredWorking knowledge of US GAAPGeneral understanding of financial and technical accountingBasic understanding of financial and accounting systems/software (Hyperion/PeopleSoft a plus)Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel)Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to demonstrate critical thinking and task prioritizationAbility to work as a team player and independentlyGood interpersonal abilities and communication skills (written and verbal)

Keywords: Laureate Education, Baltimore , Lead Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Glenwood, Maryland

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