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Senior Accountant-CI2010-132
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LOOKING FOR A NEW OPPORTUNITY?  ENJOY A NEW EXCITING CAREER IN A GROWING INDUSTRY!  CANBERRA - AREVA is seeking a Senior Accountant for our Meriden, CT location.  
 
Senior Accountant capable of developing into full back-up role for Accounting Manager.  Use exceptional systems skill-sets to help automate and streamline accounting, reporting and administrative processes and improve accuracy of financials and information provided to the department's internal customers.  Assist with oversight/streamlining of AMEX, PCard and T&E administration.   Take on monthly/annual duties of general, tax, treasury and audit functions including but not limited to journal entry preparation, account analysis, miscellaneous billings, weekly cash flow forecasts, S&U and Property Tax compliance, bank reconciliations, weekly cash flow forecasts, insurance renewals, tax pack preparation, government or other filings, and other tasks, as needed.  Back-up A/P, A/R, Fixed Asset Accounting and other areas, as requested.   Assist in inventory and fixed asset physicals, as needed.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE: 
  • Develop into Full Backup for Manager - General Accounting & Cash                       
  • Assist in improving use of reporting tools available in AMEX, Concur, JPM and other banks.     
  • Help develop exception reports to flag problem areas (master data issues, user problems, account/accrual issues, etc).  Train finance and non-finance associates in proper use.   Assist in documenting policies & procedures.
  • Reconcile all assigned B/S accounts.  Identify ways to speed up and streamline the reconciliation process for whole department, including automation of bank reconciliations.                                          
  • Assist in successful monthly closings - meet all reporting deadlines - provide full back-up to Mgr - Gen Acctg & Cash and help find ways to reduce the time for monthly closings                                               
  • Account and financial analysis.   Maintenance of adequate accruals.   Review necessary P&L accounts and identify areas of opportunity for savings.                                                                                             
  • Prepare Cash Flow Forecasts                                                                                   
  • Assist in administering Credit Card programs.                                                            
  • Assist in preparation of the annual Tax Package for Areva NC                                  
  • Assist with insurance renewal information                                                                   
  • Prepare Sales & Use tax returns.  Assist in maintaining accurate tax rates in system.   
  • Prepare assorted statutory filings with various Federal, State and Muncipal governments.           
  • Miscellaneous billings - create invoices and post transactions                                     
  • Prepare requested analysis for submission of required Magnitude and Flash information to Corporate parent      
  • Learn how to load and update Magnitude; backup Controller/Acctg Mgr.                 
  • Support department and company managing special projects                                      
  • Assist in preparation and consolidation of budget and forecasts                                  
COMPANY DESCRIPTION
 
AREVA NP is dedicated to the design and construction of nuclear power plants and research reactors, instrumentation and control, modernization and maintenance services, components manufacture and the supply of nuclear fuel.
 
CANBERRA, an AREVA Company, develops, delivers and supports solutions for nuclear plants, laboratories and homeland security programs throughout the world.  With manufacturing and engineering centers in five countries, extensive product support and application engineering on three continents and service facilities around the globe, we deliver cost effective and localized safety and security measurement solutions for our customers' nuclear requirements.
 
With manufacturing facilities in 41 countries and a sales network in more than 100, AREVA offers customers reliable technological solutions for CO2-free power generation and electricity transmission and distribution. We are the world leader in nuclear power and the only company to cover all industrial activities in this field.

Our 61,000 employees are committed to continuous improvement on a daily basis, making sustainable development the focal point of the group's industrial strategy.
Qualifications
 
All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. 
  • Bachelor of Science - Accounting (BS in other field or exceptional years of experience in the Accounting field will be considered, if combined with exceptional SAP knowledge.)
  • Thorough knowledge of computerized accounting / manufacturing systems and MS Office.
  • SAP FICO experience.
  • Exceptional computer skills.  Must be able to quickly and efficiently manipulate data for analysis.
  • Must be a critical thinker with very strong analytical skills. 
  • Ability and desire to identify problem areas and implement and integrate new processes to streamline efficiency.  Must be able to draw conclusions, present recommendations to management, and execute agreed-upon plan.
  • Ability to support outside, internal and tax audit requirements.
  • Possess general knowledge of sales and use tax and general property tax laws
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and coordinate/execute multiple tasks.
  • Must be able to work independently on project-related assignments & present feedback in an organized manner.
  • Must be willing to work overtime when reporting or project deadlines are at stake.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.  
  • Ability to document processes, advise others and ensure compliance with process.  Professional demeanor dealing with internal associates and external vendors/customers
  • Ability to identify and create exception-based reporting to speed up financial inaccuracy checks and identification of compliance problems.
  • Ability to train clerical staff to assist in identifying accounting/process compliance.
  • Ability to train non-financial staff in understanding transactional impacts and compliance issues.
  • Must be self-motivated and a self-starter with good organization skills and capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Must be willing to pitch in and help others in the finance or operations' teams when needed.
  • Willingness to keep current in field (with training, reading materials, etc)
  • Motivation and work ethic to develop into management role.
 
 The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.
  • SAP COPA experience highly desired. 
  • SAP Report Writing experience highly desired.
  • Experience with gathering tax information for corporate income tax filings.
  • CMA/CPA or equivalent certification highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of Cash/Treasury function
  • Experience with maintaining fixed assets and with property tax returns.
  • Working knowledge of Concur software
  • Association Membership; e.g. IMA, ASWA,  IIA, AAA, NAFA, etc
We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.   AREVA  recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. 
 
Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Join AREVA today, revolutionize the energy industry and energize your future!

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Job Title Senior Accountant
Post Details
Category Accounting
Posted By Areva
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Location Meriden
Category
Location Connecticut
Job Type Full-time




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