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

Date Posted: 12/21/2018

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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 team spirit, and a commitment to providing quality products and excellent customer service.

The Senior Staff Accountant (SSA) reports to the General Ledger Accounting Supervisor. The SSA works with the General Ledger Accounting Supervisors, General Ledger Accounting Manager, and Corporate Accounting Controller to ensure 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, cash reconciliations, flux analysis, monthly/quarterly reports, ad hoc projects, and other duties which require the understanding of GAAP and financial statements. 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience including responsibility for company general ledger 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.


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