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Contract Accountant

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11568893
Date Posted: 11-05-2018
Under minimal supervision, the Project Accountant carries out procedures to ensure that all information systems products and services meet minimum organization and accounting standards, was well as end-user requirements.  This team member thoroughly tests software to ensure proper operation and freedom from defects.  This team member develops reconciliations of accounting transactions to ensure proper accounting treatment.  The Project Accountant also documents and works to resolve testing issues and reports defects and resolution to project management. 

Responsibilities

JOB DUTIES
  • Participate in meetings with different teams throughout the organization to develop a solid understanding of upcoming and ongoing projects and the associated impact to financial statements.
  • Review software requirements as well as technical and functional specification documents in order to develop test scripts and assure that new project code works as designed.
  • Create and execute test scripts and properly document results to communicate any issues found to software developers and business analysts.
  • Set up account reconciliations and also baseline test environments for projects assigned.
  • Coordinate testing efforts with the Accounting staff.
  • Understand GM Financial's systems and processes and how the systems interface with the General Ledger.
  • Comply with company and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Aid in transitioning project implementation to business users.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Knowledge
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Understand software development processes
  • Understand how to develop and execute a test script and document findings
  • Working knowledge of account reconciliations
  • Working knowledge of automated financial systems
  • Working knowledge of financial statements
  • Knowledge of Oracle reporting tools required (i.e. Cognos, SQL)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Skills
  • Ability to transform business, technical, and functional requirements into test scripts
  • Advanced skills in creating ad hoc queries and reporting
  • Experience with financial reporting tools and database query tools
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Advance knowledge of Excel
  • Detailed oriented
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess the skills necessary to operate various office equipment
Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree Accounting, Finance or Management Information Systems with strong accounting emphasis preferred, or several years of related experience will be considered
Experience
    • 0-2 years testing experience with accounting systems preferred
    • 3-5 years work experience in general accounting and/or financial analysis required
Work Condition
  • Subject to stressful situations;normal office environment;Fast-paced office environment;Strong focus on providing quality service to internal and external customers;Work a flexible schedule including extended business hours, weekends and holidays;Work additional hours based on production demands requiring mandatory overtime;Flexible schedule with possibility of working long hours;Limited travel may be required to support business needs;Must be able to deal with stressful office conditions while troubleshooting problems.

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Gyna M. Bivens
President & Executive Director
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