Uses professional accounting concepts and internal company policies to solve complex accounting issues including the maintenance of internal controls. Participates in and implements monthly financial close, supervises the assignments of the staff accountants to include general ledger, accounts payable and fixed assets. Prepares monthly management financial reporting package and executive summary schedules. Coordinates and facilitates the process of documenting accounting policies and procedures. Experience Level: BA in Accounting or Finance plus minimum 6+ years of direct relevant experience. This is not a supervisory role. Senior Accountant will be responsible for the proper and timely recording of financial transactions in the general ledger in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Other responsibilities include analyzing account transactions, preparing account reconciliations, resolving reconciling items utilizing thinking and problem solving skills, and preparing accounting statements and reports. Works independently and with other Accounting team members, departments, locations and divisions to resolve accounting matters. Develops solutions to a variety of problems of simple to moderate scope and complexity. * Reviews accounting entries posted to the general ledger to ensure proper accounting of expenses and revenue in accordance with GAAP and stated Kaiser policy. * Participates in month end close activities including preparation of journal entries. * Analyzes variances in accounts. Researches and resolves questionable entries (includes standard monthly data and ad-hoc requests). Utilizes problem solving and thinking skills to determine source and nature of reconciling items. Based on research, decides on a corrective course of action. Seeks assistance from accounting team members as needed. * Reconciles balance sheet accounts monthly for moderately complex accounts utilizing the Kaiser standard format. Ensures that general ledger and sub-ledger are reconciled with resolution to reconciling items. Ensures that requisite supporting documentation is complete and straightforward. * Breaks down situations or problems into several manageable parts. Understands and evaluates relationships among several parts. Analyzes cause/effect relationships and considers consequences of future actions. Anticipates obstacles and thinks about next steps in the process. * Reviews account reconciliations with Senior Lead Accountant. * Researches and resolves outstanding reconciling items in a timely manner. * Creates adjusting journal entries required to correct balances of general ledger accounts. Provides requisite supporting documentation to substantiate journal entry. Reviews and receives approval for journal entries with Senior Lead Accountant. * Prepares and maintains daily/monthly account activity worksheets as needed. * Works independently and proactively with minimal guidance and supervision. * Performs responsibilities in a team environment. Participates actively as an Accounting team member. * Communicates issues and resolutions to General Accounting management. * Researches and prepares technical accounting solutions for new and existing business issues (simple to moderate complexity). * Adapts to working in new environments and in new situations. * Reviews automated system-generated entries for accurate posting to the general ledger. Ensures that automated interfaces to the general ledger are functioning as intended. Troubleshoots problems with Accounting Team members and systems personnel until resolved (resolution may include manual workarounds). Assesses and resolves prior period financial impact. * Reviews internal accounting controls and recommends improvements. * Assists on projects and reports as required. * Creates and maintains current desk procedures and manuals. * Maintains required records, reports and files.