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Senior Accounting Analyst

Company: Alliance Data
Location: Plano
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

Job Summary

The Accounting department's role is to have accurate, timely and informative results with a service minded approach. As a department, our role is to assist others and to support our CFO with Alliance Data initiatives. Our financial systems are robust and integrated to have best of breed. As a team, we work hard and value working together towards a common goal. The Senior Analyst, Accounting will be responsible for various accounting activities including reporting and analysis, reconciliation research and oversight, forecasting and modeling, control reviews and audit responses. In addition, the Senior Analyst drives forward various company initiatives, including but not limited to, application of current accounting guidance, data-driven management reporting, process build-outs, systemic upgrades and new capabilities, etc. By working independently as well as part of a team, the Analyst is a key role in identifying and implementing continuous improvement and moving projects forward.

Job Description

Essential Job Functions

Relationship Building- Proactively partners with various areas of the business to establish effective relationships, influence and create meaningful analysis for decision-making related to various key initiatives. This includes directly communicating and developing relationships with key internal customers in upper management. Able to run a meeting with upper leaders with assistance from manager.

Accounting: Complete assigned daily ledger entries and other financial transactions in accordance with accounting principles so that the general ledger is accurate and up to date. Complete or review account reconciliations, researching and resolving outstanding items as necessary. Apply knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams to execute daily work. Follow established procedures and guidelines to accurately maintain the organization's financial records and transactions.

Financial Analysis- Operate in an often-ambiguous environment which calls for investigation/discovery by asking probing questions to discover the root cause of issues. Create, vet, propose, provide oversite, and drive solutions to completion.. Apply strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to propose positive business solutions to complex problems by presenting improvement findings, recommendations and opportunities to management. Responsible for detailed understanding the "why" behind daily tasks and has a general understanding of "why" on somewhat complex accounting topics and business operations. Provides thorough analysis on complex topics to include challenges, cause/effect and final resolution. Utilizes depth of business and technical knowledge and experience to anticipate required changes to current and future processes. Understands complexities between business operations in order to provide financial impact to management. Willingness to think outside of the box in terms of problem solving.

Project Management- Lead process improvements and initiatives with minimal management involvement. Project manage initiatives from gathering requirements, following up with key resources, documenting project decisions and implementing the initiative. Pushes forward improvements to policies, procedures, and processes that improve consistency, accuracy and timeliness as well as strengthen internal controls. Establishes clear controls & monitoring as a result of the issues management process, including governance, self-assessments, testing, reporting, communication and training. Self-starter with ability to work independently and multitask to meet deadlines. Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy by analyzing data and drawing conclusions based upon the data. Establish and meet critical deadlines while prioritizing multiple activities and complex projects simultaneously.

Reports to: Manager, Accounting, Sr Manager, Accounting or Director, Accounting

Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements: Normal office environment, some travel may be required.

Direct Reports: None

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience
  • Four or more years in Accounting, journal entries, account reconciliations, analysis and reporting.

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Accounting, Finance, or Business field
  • Certification - Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, professional certification relevant to accounting, auditing, financial, or risk management fields
  • Five or more years in Accounting, journal entries, account reconciliations, internal controls, analysis and reporting.
  • Systems experience: Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams, PeopleSoft, Blackline

Education:

Bachelor's Degree, High School Diploma (Required)

Certifications:

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) - Institute of Internal Auditors, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Work Experience

Four or more years

Skills

Accounting, Accounting Analysis, Accounting Principles, Accounting Reconciliations, Accounting Reporting, Blackline, Excel Formulas, Finance Analysis, Financial Reporting, General Ledger Administration, Internal Controls, Journal Entries, Management Reporting, Microsoft Excel Data Analysis, Pivot Tables, Project Management

About Alliance Data Card Services

Alliance Data Card Services provides market-leading private label, co-brand, general purpose and commercial credit card programs, digital payments and Comenity-branded financial services. Using the industry's most comprehensive and predictive data set, advanced analytics, and broad-reaching capabilities, Alliance Data Card Services has been helping partners increase sales and provide greater value to their customers for more than 30 years. Follow Alliance Data Card Services on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

About Bread

A division of Alliance Data, Bread is a leading digital payments company that works with merchants and partners to personalize payment options for their customers. Through its full-funnel recommendation engine, Bread empowers merchants to sell more, improve conversion and lift average-order-value. Follow Bread on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Alliance Data Card Services and Bread are a proud part of the Alliance Data enterprise, a FORTUNE 500 and S&P MidCap 400 company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with more than 8,000 associates worldwide.

  • Alliance Data offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).

  • All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of credit and background checks.

  • Alliance Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Alliance Data will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

  • Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for Alliance Data.

  • Alliance Data participates in E-Verify.

  • Alliance Data will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal and credit histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

  • Alliance Data complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and all applicable state/local laws. Applicants with disabilities may contact Alliance Data to request an arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact the Recruiting Team at TaOps@alliancedata.com.

Job Family:

Finance,Accounting and Banking

Job Type:

Regular

Keywords: Alliance Data, Plano , Senior Accounting Analyst, Other , Plano, Texas

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