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Senior Accountant – External Reporting

Job ID: BH482954

Category: Senior Accountant

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Senior Accountant – Accounting / External Reporting

Position Summary

The position is responsible for supporting the financial close and reporting process, including compilation of SEC reporting documents, share-based compensation, performing research for and documenting technical accounting assessments, and assisting with the internal and external audit process. The position requires a high energy, results oriented person with strong technical accounting skills responsible for high quality financial reporting in a multi-task environment.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation and review of the Company’s periodic SEC filings including 10-Qs, 10-Ks, 8-Ks, Proxy filings, etc.
  • Assist with administering the equity plan and share-based compensation accounting.Assist with performing internal operational and SOX audits
  • Preparing and maintaining documentation supporting the Company’s internal controls (SOX 404) compliance requirements.
  • Participate in worldwide month-end close, prepare journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Responsible for the certain corporate accounting activities including variance analyses, forecasting and annual budget reporting.
  • Research and resolve various accounting and US GAAP reporting issues and questions that arise.
  • Assists with other accounting and reporting tasks or special projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance. Candidate must have a CPA license or must be working toward CPA licensure.
  • Relevant experience from a combination of 3+ years with either a large public CPA firm or public company industry experience.
  • Internal controls (SOX 404) experience.
  • Understanding of share-based compensation accounting.
  • Current understanding of technical accounting pronouncements and SEC rules and regulations.
  • Strong Excel proficiency and Word skills.
  • Detail oriented and well organized with the ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.


  • Specific technical accounting experience related to share-based compensation and SOX 404.
  • Exposure to the preparation of periodic public filings 10Qs, 10Ks, & 8-Ks.
  • Experience with SAP.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Lowell, Massachusetts