Senior Accountant - Purchase Accounting

National Express Corporation Lisle , IL 60532

Posted 2 months ago

Safety, Customers, People, Community & Excellence

A leading provider of student transportation, National Express LLC (NELLC) is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, one of the premier transportation firms in the United Kingdom. NELLC operates 250 branches in North America, employs 30,000 individuals and has revenues of $1.2B. National Express consists of Durham School Services, Septran, Petermann Bus, The Provider, Safeway, Smith Bus and TransExpress in the Unites States and Stock Transportation in Canada. As a leader in student transportation, National Express, LLC (NELLC) is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. We are currently seeking a Senior Accountant Mergers and Acquisitions, to work from our corporate headquarters in Lisle, IL.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for integration of acquisitions including purchase accounting and other accounting transactions. The individual will be responsible for the accuracy of certain monthly financial statements along with regional management reports. Specific responsibilities will include recording opening balance sheet on acquisitions, determining fair value adjustments, tracking deferred consideration payments, completing working capital adjustments, participating in the month end close, reviewing and verifying the accuracy of revenue recognition, reconciliation of general ledger accounts, ensuring the integrity of general ledger balances, producing and reviewing financial statements, and contributing towards the development and achievement of the Business Unit financial plans.

Specific Responsibilities of this Position Include:

  • Records the opening balance sheet on new acquisitions

  • Works with seller from acquisitions to complete the working capital true-up adjustment

  • Determine fair value adjustments/deferred consideration payments and track usage/payment

  • Budget/Forecast accounts relating to acquisitions and other accounts

  • Coordination of monthly general ledger close with other accountants

  • Preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations

  • Ensure proper cut-off and accounting for assigned accounts

  • Preparation of financial statements and schedules for internal reporting

  • Compilation of schedules to be used by outside auditors in their reviews and year-end audit

  • Assist with establishing, implementing and documenting policies and procedures

  • Utilizes computer applications to compile, retrieve and summarize accounting information for analyses and reporting purposes

  • Works with various departments to review compliance or coordinate accounting matters with other departments and locations as necessary

  • General support on various projects as needed

  • Participate in the annual budget process as required

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 4 - 8 years accounting experience

  • Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) in Accounting from accredited four-year college or university

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

  • Strong commitment to providing excellence in client service and a demonstrated

ability of producing high quality results

  • Strong interpersonal skills are required and demonstrated ability to supervise less experienced personnel

  • Thorough technical accounting knowledge on purchase accounting

  • Ability to work with internal clients in a proactive manner to strengthen the control environment

  • Certification (CPA or CMA) is preferred.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Oracle

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Senior Accountant - Purchase Accounting

National Express Corporation