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Sr Accountant - General Accounting

Location: San Mateo, CA
Secondary Location(s): Tempe, AZ
Employment Type: Regular
ID: 5556
# of Openings: 2


Position Title: Sr. Accountant

Reporting Structure & Work Setting:

This position typically performs work in a centralized, corporate environment and reports to an accounting manager with responsibility for identified functional areas.

Responsible for assisting the accounting manager in preparing and recording general ledger entries, assist in completing monthly financial package, oversee completeness and accuracy of the balance sheet reconciliations, verify accuracy and makes recommendations for corrections in numerous types of reports.


  • Perform variety of month-end closing procedures including preparation of account reconciliations and related journal entries.
  • Analyze financial statement accounts, identify unusual trends or erroneous entries, and verify accuracy of transactions and balances.
  • Demonstrates effectiveness in assisting with the preparation of the monthly financial package and fluctuation analysis.
  • Displays excellent working knowledge of accounting processes and controls, able to troubleshoot and correct weaknesses.
  • Develop and implement procedures to streamline month-end close and other finance activities.
  • Research issues that flow through to the general ledger from subledgers and systems and interact with other departments as needed to resolve the root cause of any problems.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures across all departments.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Assists in budget development, short-term projections, and analysis of revenue and expense trends.
  • Ensures that accurate information is provided on a timely basis and assists, as needed, in facilitating the efficient conduct of external audits, examinations and related financial projects.
  • Assist with various projects that are assigned to the Finance Department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Solid accounting knowledge including GAAP.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of five years in Accounting
  • Working knowledge of NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), Oracle, SAP
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Strong communication, planning, and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Desire to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment


  • CPA
  • Master’s degree

Job Type: Full-time

WageWorks believes that our success is achieved by its People. Values describe how we work together to achieve our success.  It is our employees that drive results through living our Company Values.  Every employee at WageWorks is expected to uphold and demonstrate the eight Company Values listed below as an additional component of the job description and as a standard of individual performance. 


Clients and Participants Come First: Exceeding client and participant expectations is our highest priority

Integrity: We are open, honest, ethical and conscientious

Passion: A will to win and a relentless drive for excellence

Accountability: Deliver on commitments and take ownership for solving problems and creating solutions

Leadership and Influence: Our actions inspire vision and clarity of purpose

Continuous Improvement and Innovation: We embrace change and drive new ideas into business solutions

Dignity and Respect: We value the diversity of our people, encourage their development and reward their performance

Creating Value for Shareholders: Deliver consistent growth and premium returns.


Build Your Career at WageWorks!

When you work at WageWorks, you help people live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.

We help over 4.5 million people save money on critical expenses - like healthcare, child and elder care, and commuting - through benefits like Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, and Commuter Benefits provided through their employers. Over 58,000 employers have already chosen WageWorks to administer their Consumer-Directed Benefits, making us leader in the industry.


Why Work for WageWorks?

If you're looking for a career that provides plenty of growth opportunities, responsibility, and interesting challenges to tackle, you will find it here.

If you want to join a fast-moving, high-growth, exciting company that's a market leader, you’re looking in the right place. But mostly, if you want to help people live happier, healthier, and more productive lives, then you’ll want to work for WageWorks.


WageWorks provides equal employment opportunity without regard to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition, veteran or military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

Employment will require successful completion of a background check.

Equal Opportunity for Disabled Veterans, Recently Separated Veterans, Other Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans. Drug free workplace. 


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