Sr Accountant - Financial Reporting in Clearwater, FL at PODS

Date Posted: 8/13/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Financial Reporting Senior Associate will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of the financial results and deliverables for both internal and external reporting. This position will also be responsible for assisting with the preparation and submission of certain deliverables for external audits and bank reporting.



  • Assist with the preparation of the Company’s monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting packages for both internal and external purposes
  • Assist with the preparation of the Company’s consolidated financial statements and subsidiary statutory audit reports 
  • Coordinate information requests and prepare supporting documentation and analyses to support the financial statements and footnote disclosures, including disclosure checklists and tie-out binders
  • Assist with monitoring and ensuring timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance and provide US GAAP interpretation
  • Evaluate and apply accounting standards to new transactions as assigned. Prepare memos to document accounting conclusions
  • Perform monthly variance analysis of changes in balance sheet and income statement accounts 
  • Continuously assess financial reporting process for improvements
  • Assist with acquisition accounting set-up in the general ledger system
  • Assist with research and preparation of technical accounting memos and working with third-party consultants
  • Assist with determining impact of upcoming and potential accounting and regulatory changes and proactively prepare the organization
  • Assist with developing and revising accounting policies
  • Assist with month-end close to ensure the quality and timeliness of the monthly financial deliverables
  • Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual closing procedures including journal entries, analysis, and account reconciliations as assigned
  • Support management in completing special projects, ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests, and other tasks as assigned
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned



  • Typically reports to Management. Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Mgr - Accounting and Financial Reporting 
  • Job is NOT directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management)

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Essential Skills, Abilities and Example Behavior(s)

  • BE ANALYTICAL: Able to effectively gather all relevant information; Able to identify key issues; Able to process data qualitatively and / or quantitatively; Able to identify relationships, draw logical conclusions and interpret results for use in decision-making
  • DEMONSTRATE SOUND JUDGMENT: Able to make appropriate decisions and has the vision to understand their impact; Able to use information to develop logical assumptions; Able to examine alternatives and consider resources, constraints and risks before committing to action
  • ADAPT: Able to maintain effectiveness by changing personal behavior and work routines / habits in response to new circumstances and requirements
  • COLLABORATE: Able to act as part of a larger team outside of the immediate department or group; Able to understand the importance of working with peers in other areas or management to reach "best practice" solutions for the organization; Able to inform and seek information to anticipate and consider the impact of decisions or actions on the overall organization
  • DEVELOP SELF: Able to accurately assess own strengths and development needs; Able to strive to improve those areas identified as needing development; Able to seek opportunity for development through the job, special assignments, training, or external activities
  • ACT WITH INTEGRITY: Able to demonstrate uncompromising adherence to ethical principles; Able to demonstrate honesty in all actions; Able to admit and correct mistakes promptly; Able to assume full responsibility and accountability for own actions
  • SOLVE PROBLEMS: Able to apply both rational and creative processes and approaches to identify root causes of problems and solutions
  • THINK STRATEGICALLY: Able to see the "big picture" and be future-thinking; Able to anticipate future trends and consequences accurately; Able to take a broad perspective; Able to create a vision of organizational objectives; Able to make decisions based on long-term company goals
  • LISTEN: Able to actively listen and convey understanding of the comments and questions of others; Able to understand the situations, viewpoints, and feelings of others before expressing own view
  • WRITE PROFICIENTLY: Able to convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; Able to write in a well-organized and concise, yet complete, format; Able to use vocabulary appropriate for the audience; Able to constructively review and edit the written work of others
  • DELIVER QUALITY RESULTS: Able to deliver top quality service to all customers (internal and external); Able to ensure all details are covered and adhere to company policies; Able to strive to do things right the first time; Able to meet agreed-upon commitments or advises customer when deadlines are jeopardized; Able to define high standards for quality and evaluate products, services, and own performance against those standards
  • ADVANCED COMPUTER USER: Able to use required software applications to produce correspondence, reports, presentations, electronic communication, and complex spreadsheets including   formulas and macros and/or databases. Able to operate general office equipment including company telephone system

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
  • 3 to 5 years of accounting experience is ideal
  • Intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (preferred but not required)
  • Thorough understanding of complex and highly nuanced technical accounting under US GAAP
  • Possess math skills sufficient to perform required duties
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills 
  • Prior experience in financial reporting (preferred but not required)
  • Experience in public accounting (preferred but not required)

•    Active CPA license


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