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Senior Accountant

Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta, United States Posted: February 19 2023

As Senior Accountant, the position will have a broad arrange of responsibilities involving all aspects of the monthly financial close including variance analyses, preparation of balance sheet reconciliations, and fulfilling reporting requirements. The ideal candidate should have strong communication skills, relationship building and collaboration, judgment, team work, people management skills and the ability to work with various partners to build and maintain strong working relationships with operational clients and accounting/finance team members.


  1. Prepare monthly general ledger account reconciliations and associated journal entries.
  2. Be heavily involved with Month End Close including variance explanations and financial analytics on actual vs budget and month over month including preparation of any necessary journal entries.
  3. Maintain and reconcile all Fixed Assets as well as Construction in Progress accounts and schedule/lead monthly status meetings.
  4. Assist with annual external financial audit by assembling and gathering required audit schedules and support.
  5. Be a financial liaison with defined budget owners throughout the Company to ensure the appropriate journal entries, accruals and transactions are reflected in their monthly departmental statements.
  6. Cross train with other positons.
  7. Assist in maintaining strong internal controls and propose new processes to make routines more efficient.
  8. Special projects.
  9. Bring a customer service philosophy to the organization.
  10. Bring energy to the organization.
  11. Possess a great personality and willingness to work with others.
  12. Be a catalyst for change management, influence peers and leadership.
  13. Build strong working relationships with accounting/finance and operational departments.
  14. Perform other duties as required.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  2. 5+ years of accounting experience.
  3. Knowledge of GAAP required.
  4. Working knowledge of Great Plains a plus.
  5. Well-developed problem analysis and resolutions skills.
  6. Above average ability to organize, manage time and set priorities while meeting deadlines.
  7. Ability to be flexible and shift priorities to meet departmental requirements.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.