Accounting Contractor - Houston, TX

  • Company: Airgas
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Posted: December 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 16208
Airgas is one of the nation's leading single-source suppliers of gases, welding and safety products. Known locally nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise. As the leading U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and hardgoods, Airgas has a focus on quality products-but we recognize that it's the quality of our people that makes our success possible. With more than 17,000 employees working in approximately 1,100 locations-branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty labs, gas production facilities and distribution centers-chances are, there is a career at Airgas custom fit for you.

The Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Specialty Gases Division of Airgas is seeking an Accountant Contractor for its Financial Accounting Group. The Senior Accountant will be tasked with the month end close, accordance of company policies and procedures, and preparing accurate financial information for the operations, Corporate Accounting, and FP&A.

Job Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Perform monthly close duties as assigned
  • Preparation of journal entries and financial analyses related to accruals, reserves, allocations, and a wide array of other accounting areas
  • Assist with internal controls compliance, including the documentation, review and execution of accounting internal controls
  • Support and assist external auditors audit processes
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as needed
  • Assist with preparation of month-end financial statements
  • Maintain and reconcile designated balance sheet accounts
  • Complete financial accounting related tasks as required and adhere to deadlines
  • 4 years of work experience either in public accounting or a similar Financial Accounting role
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business related field
  • Able to work overtime as required
  • Systems savvy, with experience utilizing ERP systems and proficient in Microsoft Excel. CU Billing System, Oracle 11i, SAP, and Microsoft Access experience is a plus
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills within all levels of the organization
  • Adapt effectively to new and changing business environment
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure Possess strong work commitment
  • Team player and flexible with assignments
  • Highly motivated and dedicated
  • CPA or CPA eligible a plus

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability

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