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Senior Accountant

Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

A Senior Accountant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, or anywhere else, plays a crucial role in managing and overseeing financial activities within an organization. The specific job description may vary depending on the company and industry, but here is a general outline of the responsibilities and qualifications typically associated with a Senior Accountant position:
Job Title: Senior Accountant
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Job Description: The Senior Accountant will be responsible for various financial tasks and functions, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial data and compliance with relevant regulations. They will work closely with the finance team and other departments to support the organization's financial objectives.

  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and analyze financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

  • Month-end and Year-end Close: Lead or assist in month-end and year-end closing processes, ensuring all accounts are reconciled and financial reports are generated on time.

  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Collaborate with management to develop and monitor budgets and forecasts. Provide variance analysis and insights into financial performance.

  • General Ledger Management: Maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts, including fixed assets, accruals, and prepaid expenses.

  • Account Reconciliation: Ensure the accuracy of account reconciliations, identifying and resolving discrepancies.

  • Tax Compliance: Assist in preparing tax returns and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal tax regulations.

  • Audit Support: Coordinate and support external audits by providing necessary documentation and explanations.

  • Financial Analysis: Conduct financial analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and risks. Make recommendations for improvement.

  • Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate and improve accounting processes and procedures to enhance efficiency and accuracy.

  • Supervision: Provide guidance and mentorship to junior accounting staff, if applicable.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA certification is often preferred.

  • Several years of relevant accounting experience, preferably in a senior or supervisory role.

  • Proficiency in accounting software and ERP systems. Knowledge of QuickBooks, SAP, or Oracle is a plus.

  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting standards.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for collaboration with cross-functional teams.

  • Knowledge of tax regulations and compliance requirements.

  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines.

  • Adaptability and willingness to learn and embrace new technologies and methodologies.

    Please note that this job description is a general guideline and may vary depending on the specific company, industry, and organizational needs. Candidates should review the job posting or contact the hiring company directly for precise details regarding the Senior Accountant position in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, Kalamazoo , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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