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Senior Accountant

Date:  Jan 9, 2022

Birmingham, AL, US, 35242

Company Name:  EBSCO Industries

EBSCO Industries, headquartered in Birmingham Alabama, was founded by an entrepreneur who was passionate about honoring our commitments to our customers, rejecting the status quo, and seeking to continuously improve our team. We continue to operate that way today, with a passion for our people and our businesses succeeding together. EBSCO has a variety of businesses that are within 5 different industries including Information Services, Publishing, Manufacturing, Real Estate and Insurance Services. We hire passionate people, driven to grow, because we know the success of EBSCO depends on the long-term success of our businesses and our teams.

EBSCO Industries is currently seeking an experienced Senior Accountant that is dynamic and driven with a growth mindset.  This accountant will be responsible for corporate accounting functions as well as supporting EBSCO’s SAP accounting system and financial reporting.  These responsibilities include assisting with month-end reporting and the preparation of annual budgets, auditing and analysis of EBSCO’s diverse array of businesses, and SAP system configuration and support for accounting and financial reporting. The Senior Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager and will be based at EBSCO’s International Headquarters campus in Birmingham.



The selected candidate in this position will be responsible for various aspects of accounting at EBSCO’s International Headquarters and will interact closely with business units and accounting teams. This Senior Accountant will be responsible for corporate accounting functions, assisting with the preparation of annual budgets, and assisting with month-end reporting, auditing and analysis.  In addition, this position will provide SAP system configuration and support for accounting and financial reporting.  The environment will be fast-paced and team-oriented.


Responsibilities Include:

  • SAP accounting system configuration and support
  • Support financial reporting and design new reports to meet business needs
  • Analysis, auditing and review of Business Unit financial statements
  • Assisting Business Units during the accounting close and budgeting process
  • Maintaining and reviewing internal controls, ensuring accurate presentation of financial statements, and safeguarding company assets
  • Collaboration with international offices on accounting and statutory requirements
  • Assisting with special projects and analysis as needed

Skills & Qualifications:  

  • BS in Accounting, Masters in Accounting preferred
  • 3+ years professional accounting experience, preferably in public accounting
  • 3+ years of proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • SAP experience preferred


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with and supporting accounting systems, with SAP experience preferred
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail, highly organized and efficient
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel proficiency
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with business acumen
  • Ability to perform multiple aspects of accounting, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Provide recommendations for improvements in all aspects of accounting
  • Ability to perform both high-level and detailed root cause analysis
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented with a strong comprehension of account relationships and reconciliations

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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