Accountant II - Collegville, PA

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Collegeville, PA
Accountant II - Collegville, PA

Basic Purpose:

This role is a staff accounting role in the Centralized Accounting department. The function will be located in Collegeville, PA. This position will report to a supervisor within the function and is responsible to a) record transactions and perform account reconciliations, b) maintain excellent working relationships with supervisor and customer base (e.g. BU Finance personnel), c) adhere to policies and procedures in accordance with Company policy and GAAP, d) maintain an appropriate control environment in accordance with Company and SOX policies and d) assist in phasing in incremental Business Units support while adhering to all corporate timelines around monthly close cycle. The function itself will be responsible to transition general accounting work from Business Units into a centralized function to gain efficiency and standardization of approach. This function will record journal entries, process account reconciliations, and perform period analysis of financial results and interact with BU Managers to ensure completeness and accuracy of BU financial statements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Record journal entries on behalf of Corporate and BUs for activities primarily associated with Prepaid Expenses, Inventory, Other Receivables, and Accrued Expenses as directed by the Centralized Accounting SOP's.

* Perform Corporate and BUs account reconciliations primarily around Cash and Accounts Receivable, Prepaid Expenses, Inventory, Other Receivables, and Accrued Expenses.

* Interact with and support Business Unit Managers, their staff and other internal customers.

* Maintain a world class environment for processing journal entries and performing account reconciliations, including appropriate supporting documentation and innovative use of technology.

* Review BU Balance Sheet accounts and Income Statements to identify large or unusual activity or balances.

* Perform reporting using PeopleSoft and Hyperion Essbase.

* For BU Finance month end close calls, provide support, documentation and understanding to enable month end sign offs.

* Maintain adherence to the Company's accounting policies and controls over financial processes and reporting; meeting the requirements of audit and control functions – facilitate information during internal and external audits, including SOX testing.

* Participate on department projects and six sigma initiatives to drive operational efficiencies.

* Support PeopleSoft Financial System initiatives by providing participation on project teams, acting in a User Acceptance testing capacity as needed to ensure that existing functionality is maintained.

Supervision Exercised: N/A


Education Required:

4-Year College / Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance

CPA preferred. CMA, MBA a plus

Work Experience:

* 3-7 years in public or private accounting experience

* Technical accounting and reporting expertise, especially accounting close and related controls and processes

* Experience with the PeopleSoft Financial Systems and Hyperion Essbase desirable

* Strong competencies including Problem Solving, Analytics & Customer Focus

* Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office products, with emphasis on Excel and Access


Bilingual (English and Spanish) speakers preferred

Important personal attributes include:

* Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, especially under the pressure of monthly close

* Organized, collaborative and ability to prioritize tasks

* Outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written)

* Attention to detail, and exceptional follow-up ability

* Highly motivated, process-driven

* Solid interpersonal skills and leadership qualities

* High level of integrity, strong ethics

* Enhances value through creative ideas and solutions to complex information needs

* Proactive, able to influence others and drive change

All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.