Willis Towers Watson


Posted on Jun 24 Fort Lee, NJ 19 views

How the Position Works

The Accountant will be responsible for executing a variety of financial procedures, including month-end and year-end closings for specified lines of business, accounts receivable, general ledger reviews, forecasting and budgeting. This position will report to the Assistant Controller.

The specific responsibilities of the Accountant include:

  • Responsible for the month-end closing process for assigned line(s) of business including journal entries, account analysis and financial statement preparation

  • Prepare and analyze key financial metrics for assigned line(s) of business

  • Work closely with the business team to provide financial analysis and support of monthly and daily financial statements

  • Reconcile general ledger accounts to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance

  • Maintain a detailed understanding of assigned business process areas

  • Collaborate with other team leads to prepare monthly financials

  • Develop and maintain procedures around monthly closing

  • Identify, document, and implement additional business and accounting workflows, policies, and procedures

  • Maintain processes and procedures in accordance with SOX compliance

  • Prepare and provide required documentation for External Auditors

  • Participate in and contribute positively to work/team environment

  • Develop and implement new processes to improve efficiency

  • Special projects as needed

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

What you need to be successful

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting

  • Critical thinking and high attention to detail

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills

  • Experience working with Oracle a plus

  • Proficiency in Excel

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally with different business stakeholders, clients, and teams

  • 5 years of accounting experience

  • CPA Certification is a plus

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

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