Full Time Job

Staff Accountant

Simon & Schuster

Parsippany, NJ 09-06-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Simon & Schuster is seeking a Staff Accountant with 0-3 years of progressive accounting work experience in a mid-size or large Company's Controllers organization. Experience must include monthly closing, & financial statement preparation, and analysis. Other prefered requirements are:
• Experience with financial reporting systems, subsidiary ledger reconciliations, account analysis and roll forwards.
• Experience and advanced skills in using Excel, Word, Access, and Cognos.
• Experience and advance skills in using enterprise accounting ledger systems including Oracle, SAP, and financial reporting systems such as TM1 & Hyperion are a strong plus.
• Experience with GAAP, SEC reporting, and IFRS are expected with ability to research and interpret pronouncements.
• Experience with Internal Controls and testing for Sarbanes Oxley administration are a strong plus.
• Ability to apply accounting fundamentals to transactions for proper application and recording.
Other Attributes:
• A self-starter and strong work ethic
• Ability to meet tight deadlines on a monthly basis
• Demonstrated problem solving
• Assertive and good communicator (Written and Oral)
• Independent with project management successes & skills
• Solid Interpersonal skills as position requires interaction with the various business units, clients & authors

Direct responsibilities:
• Perform monthly account analysis including account roll forwards.
• Prepare monthly statements and payment requests for numerous Distribution clients.
• Prepare subsidiary ledger to general ledger reconciliations.
• Track and report on key client business activities and transactions.
• Analyze Key revenue and expense activity and its impact on associated balance sheet accounts.
• Track and report on assigned accounts providing analysis and commentary on variances to Budget, LBE and prior year.
• Prepare Budget data and projections on assigned areas and accounts.

Required Education:
• BS in Accounting

Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of ''America's Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.''

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world's most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories.

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The annual salary for this position is $58,500.00 - $62,000.00

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpy43o-18-206-194-21-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $58,500 to $62,000 Per Year ($ USD)