SCI Shared Resources LLC Corporate - Accountant III in Houston, Texas
Overview & Responsibilities
The senior level accountant creates appropriate entries and schedules in preparation of the financial statement close and consolidation process on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis. Assists in the identification and resolution of accounting issues encountered while keeping the Supervisor and Manager apprised of potential issues requiring attention. Interfaces with all levels of personnel across all locations and departments regarding accounting issues.
60% Revenue Analysis
Provides assurance on preneed sales accounting, including but not limited to, deferred revenue and trust investments.
Recognize anomalies within revenue accounting and work with supervisor to insure proper accounting is achieved.
Analyzes production entries, amounts and sales trends.
Prepares funeral and cemetery case volume and interment count journal entries and trends.
Assists the Supervisor/Manager in helping other departments brainstorm additional revenue sources and their appropriate accounting implications.
Assists in providing assurance on insurance sales accounting and commissions.
Reviews cemetery sales contracts to ensure proper revenue recognition within determined guidelines.
Prepares cost versus revenue analysis to analyze relationships and trends relating to products.
Performs accounting research related to revenue recognition as necessary.
Calculates and records cancellation reserves and bad debt allowance.
Suggests need for new or changed controls and/or procedures and recommend such changes to management as necessary.
Ensures that transactions are properly supported and classified in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Assists the Supervisor and Manager with special projects as necessary.
40% Auditing and Compliance
Performs income statement verification and analysis.
Verifies production and delivery statistics.
Validates source systems for revenues and costs of sales.
Assists the supervisor in the coordination of the internal and external audits.
Provides schedules and documentation to internal and external audit groups.
CORE / CRITICAL COMPETENCIES
Demonstrates a Commitment to Services Excellence, Trustworthiness and Integrity
Shows consistency among principles, values, ethical standards and personal behavior
Is trusted by supervisors and peers to keep one’s word and follow through on commitments
Brainstorms and generates new ways to look at processes and problems
Assists the team in identifying cost savings and revenue opportunities
Generates new ideas and initiatives
Balances time, resources and quality requirements to achieve business goals
Sets high standards of performance for self and others
Assists in driving the achievement of agreed-upon results
Actively supports change initiatives
Assists the Supervisors in coaching junior level staff to adapt to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change
Conveys information clearly and concisely in written and spoken communication
Listens effectively and provides frequent feedback
Creates environment in which team members share information openly and honestly
Makes effective and motivating presentations
Collaborate with Others
Utilizes optimal level of collaboration with team members to achieve business goals
Shares credit with others for their contributions
Celebrates team successes
Build Productive Relationships (Internal / External)
Relates well to people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives
Maintains composure and constructive relationships even under difficult circumstances
Requirements & Qualifications
- Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting or in a related discipline
- CPA/CMA certification is plus
- 3-5 years of experience in revenue accounting/analysis, auditing, financial reporting or equivalent experience in a related field
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Industry experience, a plus
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, preferably with a heavy focus on Access and Excel
Work indoors and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions
Standard business dress is required
- Sitting continuously for many hours per day, up to 6 hours per day
- Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required, includes paperwork, calculators, computers and phone usage
- Working beyond “standard” hours during month end close, quarter end and year ends, and as required for additional projects
Who we are. What we do.
We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe. We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.
Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)
401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match
Vacation and sick time
Funeral discounts, and more
SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at www.sci-corp.com .
As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.
Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V
Associate Requisition ID Req.71075
# of Openings 1
Category (Portal Searching) Finance and Accounting