Senior Accountant

St. Louis, MO

85,000 - 110,000



Join our dynamic and rapidly growing client as the lead Senior Accountant acting as the right-hand to the Controller. This private equity-owned retailer is committed to delivering exceptional products and services to their customers. Their team is passionate about innovation and excellence, driving our success in a competitive market. They are looking for a Lead Senior Accountant to join our finance team and play a crucial role in supporting our growth and financial health.

The Lead Senior Accountant will report directly to the Controller and will be responsible for overseeing the accounting operations, ensuring accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This role requires a strategic thinker with a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of general ledger systems. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in financial reporting, analysis, and process improvement.


  • Responsible for the preparation of General Ledger entries and reconciliations for month-end closing in an efficient, timely manner.
  • Assist in the preparation and posting of entries to accounts of the General Ledger for routine accounting entries.
  • Responsible for the recording of all payroll activities to the General Ledger.
  • Perform consolidating tasks and assist with the year-end financial audit.
  • Perform accounting research and analysis; make recommendations regarding appropriate accounting treatment.
  • Complete investigative analysis of accounting records to explain variances resulting from financial statement review and inquiries.
  • Assist with monthly account analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts.
  • Manage the Fixed Asset process and procedures.
  • Ensure open lines of communication with customers (internal and external), co-workers and management
  • Maintain compliance with corporate policies and employment laws, to ensure a workplace that safeguards the rights of every employee.
  • Interface with external auditors.
  • Initially, build and document all processes, procedures and controls. Ongoing; understand and maintain internal planning and control procedures.
  • Recommend improvements to policies and procedures to strengthen the controls and enhance business systems and improve productivity.
  • Complete special projects that are ancillary to routine duties.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting (BA) from four-year college or university and five to seven years related experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements and standard variance analyses
  • Familiarity with federal, state, local and corporate governance policies and compliance regulations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to demonstrate teamwork
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Track record of being able to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong prioritization skills with a clear focus on results
  • Previous experience in the automotive or service industry is strongly preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications; Expertise in Excel; Experience with NetSuite a plus

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.