Kelly Services Senior Accountant - Atlanta, GA in Atlanta, Georgia

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Senior Accountant for one of the world's largest stock exchanges located in Atlanta, GA.

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type: Temporary

Length: 5/21/18 – 10/31/18

Schedule: 40 hours/week, 8 hours/day

Pay Rate: $35 - $45 per hour

Career Path Description:

Establishes and maintains accounting policies and controls, fiscal controls, preparing financial reports and safeguarding the organization's assets. Responsibilities are within the Accounting Function as a generalist or in a combination of Disciplines.

Position responsibilities:

  • Researches and analyzes account fluctuations.

  • Reviews, prepares and inputs accrual, standard, recurring, re-classification and other journal entries.

  • Reviews and responds to all escalated customer inquiries and inputs and posts re-classification and other needed entries, specifically related to Billing and Deferred Revenue treatment.

  • Responds to internal and external audit requests.

  • Closes the books for legal entities within the company

  • Analyzes complex data and reviews processes to make enhancements or improve performance.

  • Remains current about and implementing accounting principles and trends.

  • Updates/maintains accounting policies and procedures.

Education required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related discipline

Experience Required:

  • 8 to 10 years

Functional knowledge:

  • Requires conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline.

  • Understands how related disciplines impact own work/own team.

  • Readily applies functional knowledge to challenges in our industry/markets.

  • Including international business and accounting.

Business expertise:

  • Has good or in-depth knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others and chooses to work across these boundaries to further the greater agenda

  • Is looking always to gain efficiencies and implements these within own team/discipline.

  • May step up to lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements.

  • Plans and prioritizes work using resources in the best possible way to complete tasks on time and with high quality.

Problem solving:

  • Solves complex problems with little or no support from their supervisor; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.

  • Looks to apply best practice.

  • Provides creative insights and / or solutions to address client / organizational challenges.

  • Impacts team morale and culture through their actions and words.

  • Impacts a wide range of customer, operational, project or service activities across related teams.

  • Can conceptualize and communicate improvements for the broader good.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information in a diplomatic way; works to build consensus.

  • Proactively shares experiences and knowledge towards the achievement of team objectives.

  • Actively seeks challenging assignments, is genuinely excited by a challenge.

Technical Skills & Requirements:

  • Accounting: Prepares standard financial reports and records/journal entries and recommends accounting treatment of reserves, assets and expenditures.

  • Matches assets and liabilities under complex scenarios to understand the organization's financial positioning.

  • Assesses, interprets and implements new accounting pronouncements/ requirements while quantifying the impact on the organization.

Accounting Principles:

  • Applies NASDAQ OMXs financial and management accounting policies, procedures and systems.

  • Maintains current knowledge of the accounting principles for one or more disciplines (e.g., GAAP, Cost Accounting, Tax Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing, REVENUE RECOGNITION STANDARDS).

  • Analyzes and applies regulatory requirements and financial accounting standards (e.g., IFRS, FASB, SEC) to complex or non-routine scenarios.

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Demonstrates advanced working knowledge of Microsoft and other supported applications such as Great Plains Dynamics and SalesForce, applying templates and standards to produce elements and incorporate them into presentations.

  • Documenting/Recording Information: Demonstrates proper technique for entering, transcribing, recording, storing, and maintaining complex or nuanced information in written or electronic form.

Knowledge of Financial Systems:

  • Demonstrates complete comprehension of the uses and applications of the organization's financial systems, databases and management reporting systems, providing oversight as needed.

  • Understands the pros and cons of using different systems and determines which systems are appropriate for conducting various analyses.

  • Audits information output and confirms the accuracy of data and analytics.


If interested in this position please send a follow up email with your resume to for further consideration.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you!

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AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people

around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,

Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.