Accountant III at Waste Management

  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job experience 5+ Years

Job Description

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Job Overview

The Accountant III applies complex principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports, and over-sees the implementation of accounting controls. Must have at least 5 Years of Accountant experience, preferred minimum 3 years+ mid-level Accountant experience with the full Accounting Close process and Financial Statement Preparation. This position is currently a hybrid role working 3 days a week in our Sun Valley Office and two-days in a home-office location.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills & experience:
  • Minimum 5 Years of Accountant experience
  • Minimum 3 years+ mid-level Accountant experience
  • Full Accounting Close process and Financial Statement preparation required
  • Experience working in mid-large size corporations
  • Experienced in managing complex accounting and variance analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring and training lower-level Accountants/Accounting Staff members
  • Demonstrated experience in leading projects and teams
  • Intermediate level user of Excel, must be proficient with pivots, lookups, data management
  • General Ledger, journal entries, calculating & posting accruals
  • Fixed Assets, AP/AR, Purchasing & Procurement
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned and may vary by location.

Prepares highly complex journal entries for entry into the general ledger system on a monthly basis by collecting necessary data, analyzing and/or allocating costs and preparing audit train support for the journal entries.

Analyzes general ledger accounts for accuracy; analyzes accrual accounts to ensure proper accruals.

Collects and analyzes financial data and prepares monthly combined financial statements and reports. Performs additional analysis for explanatory text required for reports and statement. Coordinates preparation of monthly financial package and reviews for accuracy.

Participates in monthly financial meetings for discussion and review of monthly financial reports.

Assists with the preparation of year-end closings. Prepares annual long-term and short-term financial statements in compliance with accounting guidelines and U.S. GAAP. Assists in the preparation of working papers for annual audit.

Provides expertise and guidance to other Finance personnel for proper internal and external financial accounting procedures and their application.

Assists with the preparation of annual budgets, updates, and strategic plans for assigned areas. Coordinates preparation of monthly combining entries to combine financial results.

Prepares quarterly consolidation report for consolidation.

Assists with the maintenance and application of internal controls.

Prepares highly advanced financial reports in a timely and accurate manner; and completes individual analytical projects in a satisfactory manner given abstract project guidelines.

Assists departmental managers/directors with supervision of other clerical and professional staff of the department as required.
III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job. Must live and work in the US.

A. Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (accredited) in Accounting or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four years of relevant work experience.

Experience: Five years of relevant work experience (in addition to education requirement).

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Expert accounting, accounts payable, and/or accounts receivable knowledge may be required.
V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Normal setting for this job is: office setting

The expected salary range for this position is $90,000 – $100,000+ per year. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s relevant experience, education, training, certifications, qualifications, and work location. In addition, this position is eligible for incentive pay.

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click Apply.”


The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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