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Senior Accountant Financial Reporting

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This is a Contract position in Houston, TX posted August 6, 2021.

The Senior, Financial Reporting is a newly created position responsible for preparing the SEC reporting/filings (10-Q, 10-K, 8-K, etc.), as well as assisting in technical accounting research and other ad hoc reporting.

This role is expected to have strong technical accounting skills and ability to research and apply accounting guidance to new or existing transactions executed by the Company.

This position will take part in special projects, as well as interface with the internal and external auditors to provide audit support as requested.

The Senior, Financial Reporting will be instrumental in building and refining the external reporting functions.

The position is based in Phoenix, Arizona and reports directly to the Director of Financial Reporting.

Responsibilities: Assist and prepare quarterly/annual financial statements and disclosures for SEC filings (Form 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, etc.).

Assist and prepare monthly and quarterly reporting packages to management and the board of directors.

Assist with technical accounting research and document conclusions on complex accounting issues in accordance with US GAAP and SEC regulations.

Research, document, and assist in the implementation of new accounting pronouncements.

Assist in the preparation of financial information included in Investor Relations documents (press releases, investor presentations, etc.).

Collaborate with accounting and other departments.

Coordinate with internal and external auditors during quarterly reviews and year-end audits.

Assist with compliance and maintenance of internal controls over financial reporting.

Execute on ad hoc reporting and projects as requested.

Knowledge/Skills: Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of the organization.

Exceptional analytical, problem identification and problem-solving skills.

Strong accounting principles knowledge with the initiative to remain current on accounting and other regulatory changes.

Excellent documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis.

Organized and extremely detail-oriented.

Holds self-accountable for ensuring that results are achieved; seizes opportunities to produce results with limited direct supervision; takes action on items beyond formal job responsibility; sets high expectations for self.

Ability to both identify and remove barriers to progress or change.

Ability to effectively interface with external audit and properly manage internal and external deadlines.

Adequately document, maintain and improve internal controls in Financial Reporting and other related areas.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance.

CPA designation/ CPA candidate required.

Strong understanding of U.S.

GAAP, SEC and Sarbanes Oxley, required.

A minimum of four (4) years of relevant accounting/financial reporting experience (public accounting required and/or a mix of public accounting and corporate financial reporting experience).

Ability to work independently, with initiative and independent judgement.

Ability to manage multiple deadlines and conflicting priorities in a rapidly changing environment.

Knowledge of financial statement preparation, month end close process; experience preparing SEC filings, a plus Advanced competency in Excel and Microsoft Office suite products (e.g.

Word and PowerPoint).

Experience using ERP and Reporting software, a plus.

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