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Position# (4172) Lead Accountant
Position Type: General Accounting
Compensation Range - Base: $80,000 - $90,000
Compensation Range - Bonus: 10%
Location: Houston, TX
Position Description: Our growing, dynamic, and super friendly client in central Houston is an extremely stable company with outstanding benefits. They have promoted a lead accountant, and are looking for a lead/supervisor level accountant to join the accounting team. This role will provide review duties of financial statements, will supervise a team of 3 and will work with 6 Latin American business units. Duties Act as day to day accounting liaison between Corporate and majority owned and joint venture companies in Latin America; including monthly close, SOX compliance and account reconciliation review Understand Key business drivers of variances or trends for each country Supervise accounting for Houston G&A and associated reporting functions Supervision of the preparation and analytical review of responsibility center budget, forecast and actual vs. budget reporting Produce reports/schedules as needed by internal and external audits Provide analysis support to the business units, management and staff Obtain understanding of financial systems/reporting tools Establishment of effective working relationships within and across Latin America countries and corporate contacts Serve as a mentor and manage up to 3 accountants Perform other duties as assigned
Job Requirements: 5 Year Degree in Accounting or Finance and at least 4-5+ years experience in Accounting of finance General understanding of GAAP, key financial statements, management reports and accounting processes Business exposure to power plant accounting with emphasis in international projects a plus Strong initiative Ability to research and review foreign GAAP\IFRS and other related issues to reconcile to US GAAP Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and meet deadlines Strong interpersonal skills Experience with HFM, PeopleSoft and Business Objects a plus CPA or CPA candidate a plus but not required Spanish or Portuguese a plus but not required Proficiency in Excel
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