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Senior Accountant- Finance, Process and Systems

Company: Juniper Networks
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

We are seeking an enthusiastic accounting professional to join the Corporate Accounting Team as our Senior Accountant of Finance Process & Systems. The role reports to the Accounting Manager of Finance Process, & Systems and is an active part of Corporate Controllership organization. The right candidate for this role will have strong general accounting knowledge, with experience in financial analysis with large data sets. This individual must also have an exceptional eye for detail, be an effective multi-tasker with strong communication skills, and be a true team player.

This position will support the execution of enterprise-wide initiatives, M&A integrations, new business models, system implementations, finance projects, and process improvements to bring about the best practices to the Company. As such, the candidate needs to have experience working in and an understanding of accounting operations relating to the financial close process in a global public company. The individual in this role will gain exposure and insight as to Juniper's financial & close processes, organizational structure, and will be directly involved in cross-functional project collaboration.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the execution of enterprise-wide initiatives, M&A integrations, new business models, system implementations, finance projects, and process improvements to bring about the best practices to the Company.
  • Assist with the implementation of new systems and operationalization of new accounting policies, and their incorporation into the monthly/quarterly close process.
  • Provide support to the development of continuous process improvements to the RTR track to increase operational efficiencies while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the underlying accounting records.
  • Perform user testing of new functionalities, actively track status of defects through resolution, meet project milestones, and ensure a smooth go-live while minimizing the impact to the integrity of financial data and the month-end close process.
  • Effectively manage personal deliverables against project milestones, provide regular updates, and proactive communication to avoid surprises.
  • Build collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams, such as project managers, IT, Technical Accounting, Tax, Business Operations, and our in-house Shared Services Center (ISSC) in Bangalore, India
  • Support month-end and quarter-end close activities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of operational/general ledger accounting, and financial analysis experience
  • Understanding of the financial close and reporting process of a public company
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, risk, and changing direction of projects and strategies.
  • SAP experience a must, with additional ERP experience strongly desired (NetSuite, etc.)
  • Exceptional Excel skills are required.
  • Experience with Hyperion reporting tools desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Flexible and able to work with different time zones.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting
  • CPA preferred.

Keywords: Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale , Senior Accountant- Finance, Process and Systems, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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