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SCI Shared Resources LLC Corporate - Accounting Supervisor in Houston, Texas

Overview & Responsibilities

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Supervises and creates appropriate entries and schedules in preparation of the financial statement close

on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis. Identifies and resolves accounting issues encountered while keeping management apprised of potential issues requiring attention. Interfaces with all levels across all subsidiaries and departments regarding accounting issues. Responsible for reviewing reconciliations, variance explanations, mentoring staff accountants, and special projects as assigned.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

90% Corporate Accounting

  • Analyze and forecast balance sheet balances and entries.

  • 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.

  • Provide oversight for reconciliations, rollforwards and processes

  • Coordinate and supervise daily activities to ensure deadlines are met

  • Ensure goals and objectives are accomplished

  • Coach, train and mentor team members to ensure competency gaps are closed and to provide opportunities for development

  • Provide Variance Analysis for Balance Sheet and Income Accounts on a monthly, quarterly and yearly.

  • Performs professional-level accounting duties such as reviews of journal entries, work papers, schedules, reconciliations and reports

  • Works closely with various stakeholders such as Corporate Development, Financial Reporting, Treasury, Risk Management and field locations and management

  • Examines a variety of accounting documents to verify accuracy of computations

  • Ensures transactions are in accordance with applicable authority, policies, procedures, and are recorded consistent with acceptable accounting standards

  • Demonstrates or explains accounting practices and procedures as requested

  • Reviews accounting reports and supplemental schedules

  • Leads and provides guidance to direct reports and/or accounting staff

  • Special projects as necessary

  • Perform other tasks as requested

10% Auditing and Compliance

  • Prepares or reviews monthly, quarterly, and annual SOX controls as required

  • Responds to SOX and internal and external audit requests as needed

  • Provides support in analysis of developments in US GAAP; ensures guidance is understood and our accounting policies remain appropriate

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 subordinates and peers to keep one’s word and follow through on commitments

Promote Innovation

  • Encourages and generates new ways to look at processes and problems

  • Identifies cost savings and revenue opportunities

  • Generates and champions new ideas and initiatives

Achieve Results

  • Balances time, resources and quality requirements to achieve business goals

  • Sets high standards of performance for self and others

  • Drives the achievement of agreed-upon results

Display Adaptability

  • Actively supports change initiatives

  • Coaches staff to adapt to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change

Communicate Effectively

  • 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

Requirements & Qualifications

Experience:

  • Five (5) years of financial experience or equivalent experience in a related field preferred

  • One (1) year of supervisory or lead experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Oracle or related general leger application experience preferred

  • Understanding of accounting principles, GAAP

  • Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations

  • Ability to work independently, prioritizing and meeting multiple deadlines

  • Ability to prepare and present working papers and supporting documentation

  • Proficiency with PC software such as Excel, other Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively in both written and oral communications

  • Highly motivated with interest in analysis, ability to formulate opinions, and take action steps based on analysis performed

  • Understanding of IBNR (Incurred but not Recorded) activities preferred

  • Industry experience a plus

WORK CONDITIONS

Work Environment

When considering the work environment associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

  • Limited amount of local and/or multiple location traveling possible

  • Standard business dress is required

Work Postures

When considering the work postures associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

  • Sitting continuously for many hours per day, up to 6 hours per day

Physical Demands

When considering the physical demands associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

  • Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required, includes paperwork, calculators, computers and phone usage

Work Hours

When considering the work hours associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

  • Working beyond “standard” hours

SCI Overview

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.

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 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.70352

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Finance and Accounting

Type Full-Time

Postal 77019

Source SCI

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