Lead Accountant

AP Professionals of Rochester
September 20, 2022
Job Type
Work Hours
Full Time, 40 hours
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Street Address
500 Linden Oaks


Looking to take the next step in your Accounting career? If so, AP Professionals has an opportunity for you! We have partnered with a well-known HR-focused company based in Rochester that is looking for a Lead Accountant. This position employs technical accounting knowledge, performing critical and complex assignments to ensure accounting processes are functioning in accordance with company standards and policies, and internal controls. The ideal candidate will have a desire to grow and become a leader! Plenty of opportunity for advancement. Hybrid schedule, too.


  • Manages the SOX documentation and testing processes for areas of the accounting department to ensure adherence to requirements.
  • Participates in cross-functional project teams to communicate technical knowledge, identify questions or issues, and cooperate in development of recommendations to ensure accounting controls are met.
  • Performs recurring and ad hoc reporting for assigned areas, including total company balance sheet and income statement analysis for audit requests on a quarterly basis, to support successful completion of quarterly and year end external audits.
  • Provides financial analysis of complex nature to present various scenario impacts to the company.
  • Prepares stand-alone financial statements and disclosures to meet reporting requirements.
  • Coordinates with internal and external auditors for audits of these financial statements.
  • Oversees creation and maintenance of significant accounting policies to ensure policies are accurate and can drive consistency.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Current CPA certification, or pursuing it


  • 6 years of experience in related field
  • 1 year of experience in Supervisory/management experience
  • Public accounting experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Possesses strong technical aptitude.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills.
  • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities.
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