Senior Accounting Associate

Danbury, Connecticut
base plus full benefits
Aug 24, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time

Waterworks - inspiring great designs, and great people.

Waterworks, the Nation’s leading luxury brand for bath and kitchen is searching for an experienced, energetic, down-to-earth, and career-minded Senior Accounting Associate. The Senior Accounting Associate has overall responsibility for assigned accounts, vendors, and systems, including adjusting journal entries, monthly closing, and performing other general accounting duties for the Company. The Senior Accounting Associate will be expected to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail; maintain strict adherence to Company schedules; and provide timely, transparent and open communication within the Accounting team and across the Company.  This role utilizes a solid understanding of GAAP and excellent analytical, organizational, and planning capabilities to achieve successful results.

True to Waterworks roots, we value and cultivate long-standing relationships with our clients and our associates.  We work in a highly collaborative, creative environment that values each associate’s contribution toward delivering beautiful, innovative, luxury products while providing superior customer service.  We offer our associates training on all three brands under the Waterworks umbrella, career growth opportunities, competitive salaries, bonus potential, and a comprehensive benefits package including 401k.

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform  activities related to the monthly financial close process including
  • preparation of journal entries
  • reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers to general ledger
  • preparation of account flux analytics, roll forwards and aging reviews
  • investigation and preparation of commentary on account activity
  • Prepare quarterly, monthly and weekly reports and metrics as assigned
  • Have a role in periodic audit process
  • Manage special projects designed to drive company initiatives as assigned
  • Provide support to other members of Accounting team as assigned

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Administration of non-inventory invoice approval and coding system
  • Work with Team leader to review proper invoice account coding
  • Review vendor invoice approvals and coding against purchase order and receiving documents and established company policies for assigned vendors
  • Prepare and enter invoices into company systems
  • Resolve vendor and/or buyer issues and communicate solutions
  • Work with Inventory Analyst to resolve PPV coding
  • Participate in cross functional meetings on vendor/purchase order management issues and solutions
  • Prepare weekly cash requirements report
  • Prepare weekly disbursements; transmit Positive Pay information to bank

Required Skills:

  • BS in Accounting
  • 3 - 5 years full time progressively responsible accounting experience
  • Retail or consumer goods a plus
  • Very strong technical/systems skills and knowledge
  • Excellent/advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Good knowledge of JD Edwards preferred
  • Extremely strong analytical abilities, problem solving skills and superior attention to detail
  • Solid organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • “Roll up your sleeves and get the job done” attitude towards daily tasks and projects
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently and/or manage multiple assignments and responsibilities
  • Ability to work in and thrive in a fast-paced environment