The Senior Accountant is responsible for applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") and procedures to analyze financial information; prepare accurate and timely financial reports and trial balances; assist with developing and enforcing appropriate accounting control procedures; assist, as necessary, with closing or review of subsidiary financial statements, and assist in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements. In addition, the Senior Accountant will participate in due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, as necessary, including post-acquisition integration and development of internal control systems for newly acquired businesses.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's or higher degree in Accounting or Finance CPA and/or MBA preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years of accounting experience required
Good knowledge of US GAAP and willingness to research and resolve accounting application issues
Ability to research and reconcile difficult accounts
Experience with SOX 404 compliance
Competencies and Skills:
Solid written, verbal, communication, and analytical skills a must
Good command of the English language in both written and oral communication
Self-motivated, independent and proactive worker with a high level of organization, professionalism and attention to detail
Strong Microsoft excel skills Familiarity and willingness to work in a deadline-oriented, fast paced team environment
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare and review journal entries as part of the month end close process
Prepare and review reconciliations of balance sheet accounts as part of the month end close processto ensure financial results of operations are accurately represented and in conformance with US GAAP
Assist with development of internal control processes and procedures for subsidiaries
Prepare, collect, and maintain appropriate backup for auditor review and 404 compliance
Assist in footnote preparation for quarterly 10-Q and annual 10-K SEC filings
Assist and prepare reconciliation documentation to support amounts reported in the Company's corporate income tax returns
Participate in the quarterly reviews and year-end audits
Provide support and back-up of payroll processing when needed
Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities
Provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems
Perform special accounting projects as assigned
NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.
Works in an office environment.
Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.
Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally.
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:
Within any of our facilities, employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting. Work environment is similar to most manufacturing and distribution operations. May be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with working around moving machinery, work in confined quarters, exposure to vibrations and shop lighting, continuous exposure to hot temperatures, may be humid, odors, dust, continuous exposure to mechanical hazards, and occasional exposure to chemical hazards.
The following Personal Protective Equipment is required:
Safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection required when on manufacturing floor
The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in another department, this includes safety eyewear, hearing protection, and safety footwear.
Internal Number: SHB-4805
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the U.S. consumer and law enforcement markets, as well as global military and law enforcement customers. The company’s brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, Performance Center®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech®. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852.
Headquartered in Springfield, MA, the quality of life, excellent schools, and diversity of residential options in or around Springfield provide a historic, picturesque, and well-located place to call home. Springfield is the home of the Springfield Amory, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and a host of other historic attractions. Smith & Wesson also has locations in Maine, Connecticut and Missouri employing over 1,800 team members.
Why work for us:
Beyond the history, Smith & Wesson continues to build its legacy by being widely regarded as a sought after employer of choice and one of the most reputable and safety conscious firearm manufacturers in the world. A premiere multi-channel durable consumer goods company, Smith & Wesson is w...ell known for its’ advocacy of the responsible use of firearms. Smith & Wesson has a rich and vibrant culture that values integrity, diversity, and an unyielding commitment to its employees, customers, and shareholders. When you meet someone who works at Smith & Wesson you will know it - a team of people so committed that the average tenure is over 25 years – you will learn we are authentic and have a deep sense of pride rooted in the history of our Company. We are passionate about what we do. Smith & Wesson is a family.