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Accountant Senior in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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Job Description

ProQuest – Who we are…

The ProQuest Mission: Better research. Better learning, Better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world. 
ProQuest supports the efforts of students and researchers across the globe. Providing important research tools and curating treasure troves of content has helped ProQuest to become an industry leader in the Information Services market.
Senior Accountant
What will I be doing?

Our Accounting and Finance team members are hand-picked professionals. They are a group of driven and committed doers. The team atmosphere and seasoned leadership provides a foundation for learning and building new skills that will help you to take the next step in your career. 

As a Senior Accountant, you will generate journal entries and enter transactions to the General Ledger. You’ll take ownership of your assigned section of the balance sheet and help with Month-End and Quarter-End reporting. Your mission will be to ensure the quality and accuracy of the work being done. The successful candidate will work well in a team environment and be willing to step out of the box to meet any challenge put forth in day-to-day activities. You will embrace change and not shy away from failure.

At ProQuest, we strive for success and we believe that by constructing an environment focused on talented people, we can achieve that goal. If you think that your goals and ambitions align with ours, keep reading!

In this position, you will also..
• Prepare monthly reconciliations ensuring accuracy in balance sheet accounts.
• Prepare monthly journal entries.
• Analyze complex accounting areas to ensure proper treatment in accordance with GAAP.
• Juggle multiple priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
• Assist in the development and/or enhancement of policies and procedures
• Ensure the successful completion of quarterly reviews and annual audits.
• Support M&A integrations ensuring seamless integration of acquired businesses.
• Assist in maintaining a well-balanced control environment and testing of controls.
• Participate in special projects

Three Reasons you should apply...
1. Working for a global organization with complex business structure; Think acquisitions, mergers, and even currency considerations!
2. A great environment that fosters growth, learning and development.
3. A fun, energetic, and career-driven team with leaders who are down-to-earth and eager to mentor
This job may not be a fit if...
1. If you’re not comfortable in a fast-paced, deadline-focused environment
2. You don’t like pitching in and stretching to support the needs across the accounting team
3. You’re a heads-down, waiting for the numbers, focused on the spreadsheet accountant
Qualified Candidates must have…

• Bachelor’s degree with either a major in accounting or finance plus a minimum of two (2) to five (5) years of related experience.
• Strong computer proficiency (Excel specifically).
• Strong knowledge of GAAP and internal controls.
• Ability to work independently and productively in a dynamic environment, as well as being a solutions-oriented team player.
• High level of initiative with good independent judgment and strong detail orientation.
• Ability to balance multiple tasks or projects simultaneously with minimal direction and prioritize in a deadline driven environment.
Superstar Candidates will ALSO have…

• Experience with Oracle and Hyperion.
• Experience in public accounting and/or with a publicly traded organization.
• Experience with an SEC environment and exposure to SOX compliance.
• Certified Public Accountant, or progressing toward certification.
• Continuing education coursework to stay current on accounting principles.

More to love about becoming a PQ employee!
• We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning
• We hold fun on-site events
• Our employee population is smart and highly collaborative
• We have a relaxed dress code… yes, that means blue jeans (and not just on Fridays!)
• All of our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals

Other Important Information
  • This position is based in the Ann Arbor corporate office and is typically not conducive to remote work arrangements.
  • Minimal travel may be required.
  • This position requires weekday (Monday - Friday) attendance with some scheduling flexibility available around core working hours.
  • Every position requires certain physical capabilities. ProQuest seeks to make reasonable accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible.

At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you take pride in your accomplishments and endeavor to learn from your failures, please consider joining our talented team!!


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