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Senior Accountant in Dallas, TX at MV Transportation

Date Posted: 8/31/2018

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MV Transportation is seeking a Senior Accountant who is responsible for preparing complex journal entries, assisting the Corporate Accounting Manager with closing the financials, and performing bank and account reconciliations. Also, the accountant is accountable for providing audit schedules and developing ideas to automate tasks for process improvement initiatives. This positions reports to the Corporate Accounting Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for preparing complex journal entries including those related to (1) company-wide overhead allocations, (2) insurance accounting, (3) intercompany eliminations, etc.
  • Provide the Corporate Accounting Manager assistance with closing the financials for the month.
  • Maintain accountability for the accuracy of the Information Technology (IT) Department financials and meet with Senior Leadership Team (SLT) members to discuss the results monthly.
  • Responsible for working with the Legal Department to obtain legal reserve information and record any adjustments as needed.
  • Be accountable for providing monthly bank and account reconciliations in a timely fashion. Includes resolving reconciling items that are greater than 90 days.
  • Understanding of transactions in a multi-company environment from a business perspective.
  • Prepare interim and annual audit schedules and reports, such as (1) schedule of rollforward of allowance for doubtful accounts, (2) detail listing of legal expenses, (3) insurance and claim liability reports, etc.
  • Share accountability with the Corporate Accounting Manager for preparing quarterly bank covenant financial reports to the Director of Treasury, Corporate Controller, and the Vice President of Finance.
  • Ability to identify recurring journal entries and offer ideas to automate such transactions.
  • Accountable for maintaining accurate prepaid expense schedules.
  • Participate in annual and interim physical inventory and fixed asset counts and be willing to travel to an assigned site to conduct the counts.
  • Maintain good working relationships with colleagues on varying levels.
  • Be responsible for special projects as assigned.
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Talent Requirements:

  • B.A., B.B.A, or B.S. in Accounting.
  • CPA is a huge plus, but not required.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) + years accounting experience.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to juggle multiple fast-paced projects.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and as an individual contributor.
  • Skills in automating tasks.
  • Ability to think outside the box and determine solutions to complex situations.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and willingness to work extended hours to ensure the deadlines are met.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Minimal travel (up to 5%).
  • Experience in a multi-company environment.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office applications. Advanced skills in Excel are a must.
  • Lawson and BlackLine experience is a plus.

MV Transportation is committed to as policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Where permissible under applicable state and local law, applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test and background check after receiving a conditional offer of employment.

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