Senior Staff Accountant in Fort Lauderdale, FL at TradeStation

Date Posted: 11/6/2018

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Job Description

Senior Staff Accountant
Plantation, FL
 
Working on the Finance team, this position will be responsible for several aspects of the monthly financial closing process including the preparation and review of journal entries and account reconciliations. The individual will be exposed to industry-specific rules and regulations and will assist the TradeStation Securities Controller in ensuring compliance with various daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly filing requirements.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Prepare daily cash reconciliations
  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations for monthly financial close
  • Assist in the preparation of regulatory filings
  • Perform 'ad-hoc' requests
  • Analyze and evaluate financial data and prepare statements, supporting schedules and/or reports for review by management
  • Assist in the research and resolution of any issues involving accounts, records and reports generated within the department
  • Assist with gathering data and information requests in connection with external audits
  • Recommend and implement process improvements where appropriate

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and organization skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work and effectively communicate with all levels of management
  • Solid comprehension of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 or similar systems
  • Highly motivated, a self- starter and a team player willing to take on responsibilities
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and other Microsoft office products
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a deadline driven environment

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • BA/BS in Accounting
  • Financial services experience, specially in the broker-dealer industry, is preferrred


CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred