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Accountant - Compliance Tester

The Compliance Tester assists with defining testing strategies and executing and documenting testing of key financial and operational controls and works with management to ensure that non-compliance issues are remediated. Work performed is of a complex nature.

Education: Bachelor's degree and Graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university in the area of Accounting, Finance or closely related field of study required. 

License: Valid LA Driver's License

Years Relevant Work Experience: 2 years related accounting experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 10 or more years related experience, preferred.

Other Job Specifications:

  • Understanding of internal controls and testing of controls. Experience with Sarbanes Oxley testing is a plus.
  • Knowledge of data processing systems and journal entry preparation
  • Understanding of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and/or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Skill in the use of a computer, 10-key calculator
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Team-oriented with a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Solid analytical skills with a thoughtful and open-minded approach to problem solving
  • Proficient in MS Office, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to multi-task and remain organized in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion with sensitive or confidential issues and/or personal matters.
  • Ability to use modern office methods, techniques, and equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to quickly learn BREC policies and procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Assists with identifying and documenting key controls and testing strategies
  • Executes and documents defined tests
  • Examines internal records; such as cash count logs, deposit tickets, cash journals, financial system permissions and logs, payroll records, personnel files, etc.; and external records; such as bank statements, invoices, W-9s, etc.; to verify accuracy, proper execution of required controls, and comparison of data provided in financial statements
  • Conducts field examinations to determine compliance with policies and procedures as well as federal and state laws
  • Assist with formulating corrective action plans to address identified opportunities for improvement related to unit(s) reviewed
  • Conducts regular inventory counts and reports variances to management for remediation
  • Attends meetings with management to obtain information, resolve discrepancies and report findings
  • Participate in group discussions to develop, revise and/or modify processes including to determine root cause analysis and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Communicates test results to management
  • Works with management to identify and track remediation strategies for non-compliance

  • Secondary Job Duties
  • Prepares reports as needed
  • Other duties as assigned