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Senior Accountant, Accounts Payable

Company: IGT
Location: Reno
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.
Responsibilities
A dynamic and challenging position within the Accounts Payable Department is open and we are looking for a motivated professional! This position will lead and resolve complex accounting tasks related to Accounts Payable processes and IGT's compliance with U.S. GAAP and other technical accounting as needed. Leading these tasks will require you to research and apply your technical GAAP knowledge, work closely with internal and external auditors, clearly and concisely document and communicate the issues and related conclusions and successfully complete or transition the tasks to the individuals responsible for the ongoing accounting/reporting. This position works on multiple high-priority tasks simultaneously and requires a detail-oriented, highly technical accountant with strong verbal and written communication skills. This individual will liaise with multiple business partners at various levels within IGT including senior-level executives, international subsidiaries, vendors, as well as internal and external auditors.

The ideal candidate will possess business savvy to interact and present accounting matters, process deployments, and project updates with senior management. A disposition to build collaborative cross-functional relationships, self-motivation to drive results and foster innovation will enable this candidate to be successful and meet the organization's goals.

---Prepare, Lead or Support tasks related to the full Accounts Payable cycle from receipt of invoices to payment.

---This position is responsible for reviewing transactions, prepare or review and verify invoices and check requests, post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records, reconcile accounts payable transactions.

---Perform analysis and variance explanations

---Monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date

---Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues

---Manage vendor relations and build effective partnership by ensuring all payments are completed accurately and timely.

---Assist with month end closing, provide supporting documentation for audits, complex data and support team with all ad hoc requests.

---Ensure we are U.S. GAAP and SOX compliant

---Identify and implement process Improvements

---Support and lead team during implementation of new softwares to ensure successful transition

---Provide training and guidance to Accounts Payable Team members

---Take the lead during projects, testing and other tasks as assigned

---Adherence to tight deadlines and quick turnaround

---Support Management, attend meetings, and lead presentations as needed

---Support urgent AP inquiries

---Perform root-cause analysis on issues and recommend solutions

---Support team with complex vendor situations
Qualifications
---A Bachelor's Degree in accounting or business/finance is required

---CPA, MBA, or special certification related to the position is highly preferred

---Minimum of 8 years of accounting or related experience and prior team lead experience is highly preferred

---Advanced analytical and technical GAAP knowledge related to a wide variety of topics and ability to extract appropriate accounting elements from business initiatives is required

---Position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and will be held to a high degree of confidentiality

---Individual must be detail-oriented but able to communicate with all levels of the organization, have good organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and must be a team player

---Position works in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment

---Overtime required as needed

---SAP or similar ERP accounting software experience

---Advanced PC skills with emphasis on spreadsheet application (Microsoft Excel - databases, pivot tables, macros, etc.)

---A team player, self-motivated and able to work in a fast paced, dynamic, high-pressure environment

---Ability to work cross-departmentally and have a strong understanding of process controls to ensure proper financial postings
Keys to Success
--- Building collaborative relationships

--- Decision making

--- Drive results

--- Foster innovation

--- Personal energy

--- Self-leadership

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IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged. IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.

Keywords: IGT, Reno , Senior Accountant, Accounts Payable, Accounting, Auditing , Reno, Nevada

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