Senior Accountant, SEC Reporting – RJB – Raymond James Financial – Saint Petersburg, FL

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Under limited supervision, uses extensive knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to prepare quarterly and annual financial statements, SEC filings, and other financial analysis reports, and to analyze SEC reporting related issues and disclosure requirements. Limited guidance is provided to perform varied, complex accounting functions. Evaluation, originality and ingenuity are required to locate, select and apply appropriate procedures, processes and techniques to specific assignments. Resolves or recommends solutions to complex problems. Regular contact with senior management and other internal customers is required to identify, research, and resolve accounting and SEC reporting issues and problems. Facilitates the establishment and update of SEC reporting policies and procedures. Acts as a consultant to internal groups on complex SEC reporting matters, and performs research on SEC reporting issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses financial reporting accounting software to prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports.
  • Prepares reports of financial information for management.
  • Prepares external reporting for SEC related disclosures.
  • Researches and makes recommendations to resolve unusual or irregular transactions.
  • Responds to internal/external auditor request and inquiries and coordinates with internal and external auditors on accounting issues.
  • Researches issues regarding SEC disclosures of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Follow new and emerging SEC reporting accounting guidance, as well as evaluate potential impacts on reporting.
  • Support and facilitate implementation of SEC reporting disclosures
  • Identifies and recommends process improvements to increase efficiency in processing or analyzing financial information.
  • Facilitate implementation of changes to the financial statements and SEC Filings, as required.
  • Provide additional ad-hoc support across financial reporting and performs other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced accounting concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Accrual based accounting practices.
  • Accounting software packages.
  • Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Skill in:

  • Reviewing, interpreting and analyzing financial statements.
  • Researching U.S. GAAP & SEC reporting disclosure requirements.
  • Preparing financial statements and management reports.
  • Analyzing and proposing solutions to unusual transactions.
  • Promoting effective coordination within financial reporting and with and other functional areas.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications to produce correspondence, reports, electronic communication, spreadsheets and complex databases.

Ability to:

  • Implement changes to standard procedures when required by specific situations and circumstances.
  • Make independent decisions and solve more complex accounting problems.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all organizational levels.
  • Explain or clarify financial information to all levels of management.
  • Provide training to others.
  • Organize, manage and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Provide a high level of customer service.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in accounting or finance and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in preparing and analyzing financial information;

~OR ~

  • Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources.


  • None required

Raymond James Bank is an EOE/AA and VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Priority will be given to protected veterans

EOE/AA: Female/Minorities/Disabled/Protected Veterans/LGBT

Raymond James Guiding Behaviors

At Raymond James our associates use five guiding behaviors (Develop, Collaborate, Decide, Deliver, Improve) to deliver on the firm’s core values of client-first, integrity, independence and a conservative, long-term view.

We expect our associates at all levels to:
  • Grow professionally and inspire others to do the same
  • Work with and through others to achieve desired outcomes
  • Make prompt, pragmatic choices and act with the client in mind
  • Take ownership and hold themselves and others accountable for delivering results that matter
  • Contribute to the continuous evolution of the firm

At Raymond James – we honor, value, respect the uniqueness, experiences, and backgrounds of all of our Associates. When associates bring their best authentic self, our organization, clients and communities thrive, it is part of our part of our people-first culture. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.

Job Accounting & Finance
Primary Location US-FL-St. Petersburg-Saint Petersburg
Organization RJ Bank
Schedule Full-time
Shift Day Job
Travel No
Eligible for Discretionary Bonus Yes

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