Organization Overview For over 70 years Buckland has been working to help companies across the world experience global trade in a better way. Buckland employs a unique approach to global trade that focuses on combining trusted technologies and talented people that know how to use them. As a customer-focused company, Buckland provides customers with a single source of unmatched Customs Brokerage (Canadian, US, Mexican), Trade Managed Solutions, Freight Forwarding, Trade Technologies and Warehousing/Distribution Services. Buckland strives to provide customized services in a memorable way.
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Accountant to join our dynamic team. As a key member of the finance department, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting operations, including maintaining accurate financial records, preparing, and analyzing financial statements, and providing financial insights to support decision-making with the deadlines set. The position of Senior Accountant reports to the Finance Director, Southern Border. This is a HYBRID position, reporting to the Laredo, TX office one week every quarter with three-month raining onsite in the Laredo, TX office.
What we can offer you
Competitive salary, benefits package and matching retirement plan
A friendly, collaborative work environment
Opportunities for professional development & ongoing learning
A chance to be part of a growing organization
Oversee the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable subledgers
Prepare the general ledger detail and supporting reconciliations and analyzes them to determine the appropriateness of the balances
Prepares journal entries accurately and timely in accordance with monthly close schedule
Prepares and takes lead in monthly, and year-end reporting packages to management within deadlines set, including providing appropriate explanations relating to questions from management, flux explanations, etc.
Reconcile and maintain Capital Asset Accounts
Assist in the documentation and maintenance of ledger processes and controls
Prepare and take lead the year-end account reconciliation and reporting in preparation of year-end review by external auditors with minimal support from the Finance Director
Financial statement variance analysis
Work with Line of Business owners to prepare annual budget
Prepare annual federal and state government filings and stay current with relevant tax legislation
If required, review outgoing payment packages
If required, manage cash flow forecasting for all business units
Maintain insurance summary and follow up with annual renewals as required
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement within the department and work to develop and implement process changes
Work with team members and other departments to develop and manage reporting requirements across the organization
Other duties as required
If this describes you, we’d love to hear from you. Please visit our website at www.buckland.com to learn more about Buckland and apply through our Career page today.
Those applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process must submit their request to the Human Resources Department
The ideal candidate will bring:
Bilingual in English and Spanish is required at intermediate level read, write, and speak
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required, MBA or MPA preferred
Must have Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license issued by a US state Board of Accountancy or have passed four sections of the CPA Exam working towards their experience requirements
7 years of accounting experience to include 3 years’ experience of leading a team. Accounting experience must be included 2 years of public accounting experience at a Big Four or mid-size regional accounting firm
Minimum 3 years’ experience at an intermediate financial level, or equivalent
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information fast and skillfully
Ability to coach and develop staff and junior accountants with minimal support from Finance Director
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access, Word)
Strong interpersonal, communications and multi-tasking skills
Must be able to follow direction and complete tasks on-time assigned by the VP of Finance and/or Finance Director
Highly adaptable to changing technology
Ability to work independently
Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule based on business needs
Organizational support following and reinforcing policies and procedures.
Ability and desire to travel in Canada and the USA
For over 70 years Buckland has been working to help companies across the world experience global trade in a better way. Buckland employs a unique approach to global trade that focuses on combining trusted technologies and talented people that know how to use them. As a customer-focused company, Buckland provides customers with a single source of unmatched Customs Brokerage (Canadian, US, Mexican), Trade Managed Solutions, Freight Forwarding, Trade Technologies and Warehousing/Distribution Services. Buckland strives to provide customized services in a memorable way.