The Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting with Global Software Services (GSS) with the period end close process and other routine accounting functions. This includes preparing account reconciliations, investigating variances or unexpected results, preparing and posting journal entries and working with others to find creative solutions to challenges and issues. This role will involve partnering with other teams in the accounting and finance department including Treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis, payroll, tax other Covetrus subsidiaries to process intercompany transactions.
This role will receive support and supervision from the GSS Controller accounting as well as others within the accounting and finance department. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to work independently when appropriate and exercise sound judgement when assignments have been delegated.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Assist with the monthly, quarterly and annual close process for ensuring all financial information is accurately reflected in the general ledger in compliance with GAAP
Perform account reconciliations and investigate significant variance or unexpected results
Prepare journal entries
Perform initial analysis of significant accounts as necessary
Assist with preparing documents and responding to requests from the Company's external auditor and internal SOX team as necessary
Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
Must have the ability to communicate relevant information to the intended parties in an easily understandable format
Must have the ability to multitask reorganize assignments based on shifting needs and priorities
Must demonstrate strong attention to accuracy and detail
Desire to seek out opportunities to assist others with special projects and other initiatives during any downtime
Must have the ability to utilize creative problem-solving skills
Must demonstrate a strong commitment toward continual learning and personal development
Must have the ability to understand complex and sensitive issues, demonstrate resourcefulness and creative problem solving to assist with addressing issues
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
CPA or CPA track preferred but not required
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or related degree
Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in public or private accounting or finance
Public accounting / audit experience with desire to obtain CPA license preferred but not necessary
Experience and proficiency in Word, Excel and Power-point
Experience with general ledger and financial reporting systems. Experience specifically with Hyperion HFM and Microsoft D365 beneficial but not required
Basic to intermediate understanding of US GAAP
Experience with multiple entity / subsidiary organizations and intercompany transactions preferred
PHYSICIAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands 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.
Pet friendly environment
Extensive computer work
Remote work until office reopens
Covetrus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law
Henry Schein Animal Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, and/or disability that can be reasonably accommodated without undue hardship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.