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Senior Staff Accountant

Company: Alaska Railroad
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

The Senior Staff Accountant(s) are responsible for the application of accounting principles, theories, concepts and practices to a variety of accounting transactions and issues in order to provide accounting documentation and financial reports that accurately reflect Alaska Railroad Corporation's current and projected financial positions. Provides technical accounting guidance to other professionals as required. Technical and Operational KnowledgeRequires professional knowledge of accounting principles, theories, concepts and practices relating to a variety of disciplines including financial reporting, cost accounting, trust accounting, fixed asset accounting, internal auditing and cash and investment accounting is required to accomplish independently a variety of assignments. Knowledge of financial statement preparation, and the maintaining chart of accounts is required. Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision is required. Must have a working knowledge in one or more of the following: payroll and employment concepts, cash management and collections, or governmental accounting and reporting. Analytical Skills and ImpactAbility to participate in decision-making sessions and advise ARRC corporate management, project managers, and or budget officers on financial policies, interpretation of data, and program improvements. Skills in analyzing issues and transactions and making recommendations for improvement and problem solving are necessary. Must have the ability to ensure GAAP is consistently being applied, and that segregation of duties and internal controls are being followed to promptly detect and correct any errors, omissions or deficiencies in the underlying financial transactions and financial information and or reports. A great degree of flexibility, creativity and autonomy is expected in the incumbents, who must be able to prioritize projects in order to meet tight deadlines. Supervision and ControlWhile the incumbents have no direct supervisory responsibility, they provide technical and functional guidance to Grant Administration and Project Managers, and will perform certain supervisory responsibilities when supporting the Assistant Controller, Payroll and Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable Manager or the Accounting Manager, Passenger Services. CommunicationMust be skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups. Contacts include, but are not limited to, ARRC employees, financial institutions, external auditors, vendors, and government agencies and representatives. Written and oral communication skills are used to inform, train and solicit information from others. Working ConditionsPosition is located in Anchorage in a corporate office environment. Education RequirementsAn Accounting degree which meets the Alaska Board of Accountancy required semester hours for a CPA license is required. Work ExperienceSix years of professional accounting experience is required. Two years of supervisory experience is required. Must have excellent analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills as well as strong computer software/systems background. Certification/License RequirementsAn active CPA license or CPA candidate is preferred. Preferred QualificationsExperience in financial reporting, payroll and employment concepts, or cash management and collections, or governmental accounting is preferred. Alaska Railroad Human Resources Department E-Mail: ************************* Address: P.O. Box ******, Anchorage, AK 99510-7500Street Address: 327 West Ship Creek, Anchorage, AKFax Number: **************

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