Senior Staff Accountant - Auto Accounting in Schnitzer - Portland, OR (Clay St Offices) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Schnitzer Steel is an exciting place to be as a global leader in the metals recycling industry. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join our team. Our fast-paced environment features challenging and rewarding work, strong teamwork, and a commitment to providing quality products and excellent customer service. At the same time, as a growing Fortune 1000 company that has been in business for over a century, we can offer a culture that rewards performance and a strong, corporate structure with job stability. In fact, Schnitzer Steel has experienced employees who have been with us for over 30 years working side-by-side with recent hires who constantly bring new ideas and energy into the company.

The Senior Staff Accountant (SSA) reports to the Auto Accounting Assistant Controller. The SSA works with the Assistant Controller (and Auto Accounting Supervisor as needed) to ensure that the close process is on track and implements changes as necessary to improve the close cycle process. The responsibilities of the SSA include the accurate and timely completion of higher risk journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, flux analysis, monthly/quarterly reports, ad hoc projects, and other duties which require the understanding of GAAP and financial statements. They also provide data analysis to operations for various items such as production yields, sales volumes and flow of inventory. The SSA collaborates with other departments of the business to obtain information while maintaining positive and productive working relationships, takes ownership of their work to communicate effectively with other departments and top management, and maintains a service oriented attitude with the team and with other departments to ensure a collaborative culture. The SSA clearly understands the month end closing deadlines, provides internal and external audit support, and completes others tasks associated with managing the close cycle and continuous improvement of the accounting environment.

Required Experience

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience including responsibility for company general ledger, cost accounting and financial statements preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel software, ERP systems (preferably ORACLE) and 10-key competency.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Ability to build relationships and has excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to challenge conventional thinking for the betterment of the company.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.