Accounting Specialist

US-MI-Detroit
Requisition ID
2017-27995
Employee Type
Full Time-Regular
Category
Accounting / Finance / Treasury

Overview

Reporting to the Director of Accounting and Reporting, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for various consolidated GM Financial International Operations internal and external financial reporting requirements, as well as performing financial analysis on consolidated financial statements. This position will also assist with certain corporate monthly closing activities and other special projects as necessary.

Responsibilities

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare certain month-end journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Prepare and provide financial information for SEC footnote disclosures in support of GM & GM Financial 10-Q/10-K reporting process
  • Analyze monthly financial data with a focus on finance receivables and associated loss allowance
  • Assist in preparation of monthly Statement of Cash Flows
  • Assist in preparation of monthly Regional Results Review
  • Coordinate with other functional areas/teams, such as IO FPA, Risk, Treasury, etc.
  • Review current accounting processes and lead improvement initiatives where applicable
  • Assist in research and implementation of certain technical accounting and disclosure matters
  • Liaise with both internal and external auditors
  • Assist in special projects / ad hoc requests, as required

 

Qualifications

Professional Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting – CPA required
  • MSA/MBA preferred, not required
  • 3+ years progressively responsible accounting experience preferred
  • Demonstrated technical and professional accounting skills (preferable Big 4 public accounting experience)
  • Financial Services industry experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of month-end financial close and internal/external reporting processes
  • Capacity to anticipate and develop new processes with minimal direction
  • Proficient knowledge of computer skills including MS Office applications, Oracle, Hyperion Essbase
  • Strong project management skills and ability to effectively prioritize tasks
  • High level of written and oral communication skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with other team members, including other countries
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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