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

Date Posted: 9/17/2018

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Job Description

Schnitzer Steel is an exciting place to be as a global leader in the thriving 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 Accountant (SA) reports to the Fixed Assets Supervisor. The SA prepares specific accounting records, provides account analysis and reviews Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) packages. The SA also reviews and coordinates accrual accounting for the business. Preparation of month-end close journal entries and analysis of financial results also falls within the duties of the SA. The SA works with the Fixed Assets Supervisor to ensure that the close process is on track and implements changes as necessary to improve the close cycle process. Other responsibilities of the SA include the accurate completion of journal entries, account analysis and other duties which require the understanding of financial statements. In addition, the SA may be involved in ad hoc projects. The SA is involved in the month end closing, general ledger account reconciliations, internal and external audit support, tasks associated with managing the close cycle and continuous improvement of the accounting environment.

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


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.