Corporate accounting’s mission is to create shareholder value through integrity, leadership and business partnership. The department’s primary responsibility is to prepare, analyze and report the worldwide consolidated financial statements to senior management and to shareholders through press releases and earnings calls. Furthermore, responsibilities include but not limited to: accounting consultation to internal business partners, assisting with acquisitions, system improvements and other special projects.
Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting
The Senior Accountant will have a broad range of responsibilities involving many aspects of the monthly, quarterly and year end close processes for North America; assisting as well as having the opportunity to lead Corporate Accounting projects; and the development of process efficiencies. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated. As an individual who will promote excellence throughout EA, this role involves a number of important responsibilities:
Performing close activities including, but not limited to:
Journal entry preparation for complex transactions (leases, short-term investments, intercompany/investments, FX settlements etc…);
Review and preparation of reconciliations;
Overseeing and coordinating aspects of the close calendar; and
Preparing and reporting on close schedules to the Controllership team including presenting key aspects of the balance sheet.
Provide accounting and general ledger business partner support; act as a liaison to selected business groups across finance (i.e., FPA, SEC reporting, Hyderabad GL, Treasury, etc.)
Develop and maintain External Audit and SOX documentation as it relates to the role. Further, act as liaison between external auditors and business partners during quarterly reviews and annual audits.
Identify process improvements with emphasis on streamlining and/or improving controls within accounting. Further striving for Global Standardization.
Conduct quarterly business unit balance sheet reviews.
Produce standard and ad-hoc reporting to analyze trends vs. prior quarter and prior year for the statement of operations and the balance sheet
Prepare memos/whitepapers on accounting issues as required
Facilitates the compilation of EA Inc.’s balance sheet FX hedging forecasts to Treasury and performs analytics to bridge forecast to actuals.
Spend a portion of time on projects (e.g., globally aligning EA’s accounting practices, improving documentation, building more robust analytical reporting)
Perform detailed contract reviews to determine and communicate any accounting considerations to relevant business partners.
Technical skills and experience
The following skills are necessary to be successful in this position:
B.S. in Accounting or equivalent and CPA (preferred)
4 years relevant financial accounting experience
Ability to effectively coordinate with Global teams (including offshore teams) and obtain desired results in a timely manner a plus.
Working knowledge of US GAAP accounting and reporting
Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Experience with Oracle R12 and Hyperion Financial Management a plus
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