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Date: Jun 5, 2010
Location: Fargo, ND, US
Job Category: Finance
Location: United States, ND, Fargo
Job ID: 722969 18523
Reporting to the Accounting Business Services Manager in Fargo, this position will be primarily responsible for general ledger reconciliations, journal entry posting and managing financial information in an accurate and timely manner.
This position will be responsible for verifying accounting transactions follow Microsoft Accounting Policies (MAP) and General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This individual will determine appropriate methodology, calculate and prepare journal entries in accordance with GAAP.
Job responsibilities include (but are not limited to): process documentation, cross training, preparing and posting journal entries, calculating royalty payments, working with the MBS MS Sales feed which includes an upload and tie out process (working with IT to correct problems related to daily upload routines), reconciling ledger accounts (accounts can range from simple to quite complex in nature) and analyzing account balances. This individual will need to communicate proactively with business partners to research and resolve reconciling items and outstanding issues. This individual will assist manager with special projects as required.
Process documentation and improvements:
§ Track and research open items.
§ Able to identify inefficiencies, propose solutions and take action to correct them.
§ Support balance sheet accounts assigned on a monthly basis by published corporate deadline, including accounts identified as high risk and key controls for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
§ Ensure entries entered are GAAP/MAP compliance and valid supporting documentation exists.
§ Responsible for following up on open items and working with business to close items as soon as possible.
§ Excellent verbal & written communication skills
§ Strong organizational skills.
§ Show a propensity for learning, and demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze and interpret processes and policies.
§ Effective in achieving results both individually and through cross group collaboration
§ Strong analytical problem solving skills
§ Ability to manage conflict and negotiate resolution
§ Detail oriented and deadline driven to complete tasks and meet required deadlines
§ Strong accounting knowledge and experience
Experience & Qualification requirements:
o BA/BS (four year) degree in Finance or Accounting
o 3 + years of Accounting experience including Accounts Receivable and Inventory experience
o General ledger reconciliation experience
o Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with remote business groups.
o Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
o Experience in developing, implementing and documenting processes.
o Word/Excel skills.
o Knowledge of pivot tables.
o Deadline driven.
o Must be flexible, adaptable and proactive.
o Knowledge of Microsoft systems and processes.
o Recognized Accounting Qualification (e.g. CPA etc.)
o Revenue recognition experience (familiar with SOP 97-2- Software Revenue Recognition)
o Knowledge of MS tools: AssureNet, JEXL , MS Credit and SAP
Microsoft offers a competitive employment package, however relocation services are not available for this opening at this time. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) & strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Anyone needing accommodation to complete the interview process should notify the recruiter. This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. The actual duties and responsibilities may vary based on assignment
Nearest Major Market: Fargo
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