Accountant I in Redmond, WA at Aston Carter

Posted: 12/3/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Redmond, WA
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  • Pay Rate
    $22.00 - $24.50/Hour

Job Summary

Looking for an Accountant I to join a pivotal team at one of the largest tech companies in the Seattle area. This position will play a critical role in meeting the team's financial commitments and reporting on key cross-team programs.

This position will work closely with the Sr. Business Ops Mgr, budget owners, business managers and finance leads. The successful candidate will need to be detail-oriented, have financial acumen and reporting skills, and the ability to prioritize work deliverables. Also required is the ability to be proactive, collaborative and accountable; and have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Fiscal Year Planning - Support Sr. Business Ops Mgr and Finance Leads with the fiscal year planning process:
    • Assemble current FY baseline budgets for all team budget owners.
    • Collect budget forecasts from team budget owners and consolidate for summary.
    • After FY budget amounts are finalized, work with budget owners to create a monthly forecast of OPEX and COGS spend by IO for delivery by Finance's deadline.
  • Month/Quarter Close - Support:
    • Maintain monthly budget tracking and work with Sr Business Ops Manager to manage spend to meet monthly/quarterly forecasts.
    • Create monthly spend reporting for all team budgets which include forecast vs. actual spend detail. Follow-up with program managers regarding outstanding invoices and submit accruals if needed.
    • Prepare and submit monthly journal entries (cross charges, reclasses, accruals) as needed per the monthly forecast. Work with program managers to collect required documentation for journal entries.
    • After close deadline, finalize spend reporting and update all stakeholders.
    • Support Sr. Business Ops Manager with development of Financial Business Review deck.
  • Ongoing Budget Management Support:
    • Monitor the team's spending vs forecast throughout the quarter and alert Sr. Business Ops Mgr of significant risks for over or under spend.
    • Track Discretionary People spend through the year and alert Sr. Business Ops Mgr if any line items are significantly over or under spent.
    • Maintain Budget Status file to provide a current view of the team's actual and forecasted spend through the year. Add all new POs, cross-charges, and other transactions to the file. Close old POs as needed.
    • Assist Sr Business Ops Mgr with ad hoc projects as needed.
  • Strategic Projects' Reporting Support - Create reporting and scorecards of performance metrics for strategic projects managed by the Sr. Business Ops Mgr:
    • Work with key project stakeholders to track and report on main deliverables.
    • Understand and analyze key performance drivers in cross-team projects.
    • Maintain accurate status reports and prepare monthly and quarterly executive-level reporting and scorecards.

  • BA in Accounting or something finance-related
  • 2+ years' experience building scorecards / financial reporting acumen
  • Detail oriented & thorough, with ability to think 'big picture', to understand and highlight the key trends through reporting and scorecards.
  • Project management, organization, and planning. Technical knowledge of the digital space is a plus.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills, particularly strong with cross-group collaboration.

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter is a distinguished global provider of recruitment and staffing services to companies requiring highly specialized business professionals. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aston Carter has an unrivaled commitment to delivering first class service to clients and business professionals across a variety of disciplines, including Accounting and Finance as well as Governance, Risk and Compliance. With more than 60 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Aston Carter provides local, regional and global expertise to drive value and meet our customers' unique needs. Aston Carter is a division of Aerotek. Aerotek is an operating company of Allegis Group, a global talent solutions provider.

Contact Information

Nicolas Wong