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Clearwater Paper Corporation Accountant Sr in Spokane, Washington

Description Where you will work: Along the eastern border of Washington State in the heart of the Inland Northwest lies Spokane, Washington, the headquarters for Clearwater Paper. Boasting over 150 talented employees, our corporate headquarters supports Clearwater Paper\'s 13 plants and mills nationwide. Functional support is provided at this location including Human Resources, IT, Finance and Accounting, and Marketing. Our employees engage in meaningful work with fellow team members who have are committed to providing a high-quality product as an essential industry. Located on the Spokane River in eastern Washington, Spokane is in close proximity to Idaho, Seattle, and Canada. Once known as a gateway to the American West, Spokane is now an access point to amazing natural playgrounds and architectural gems. The car-free Centennial Trail, for instance, offers plenty of opportunity for running, hiking, biking, canoeing, and even horseback riding. For beautiful buildings, travelers may head to landmarks like the Riblet Mansion, the Gothic-style St. John\'s Cathedral, and the 1930s-era Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. There are several social and civic opportunities to participate in including the United Way, Girl Scouts of America, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Tree of Sharing and more. Clearwater Paper values involvement with the community and the partnerships created as a result. Spokane offers a wide selection of prominent K-12 schools and several strong colleges such as Gonzaga University What you will do: Month End Closing Responsible for the proper accounting and month-end closing of specific sections of the general ledger. Maintain and reconcile balance sheet accounts. Participate in the monthly financial statement close and preparation of various financial statements Prepare and post /review journal entries in compliance with GAAP. Responsible for specific technical accounting areas such as fixed assets, lease accounting, equity account or others. Provide support for internal and external audit requests Assist with special projects as needed. Reporting Responsible for writing queries, creating reports and performing analyses of financial results. Prepare and review various footnotes and financial statements for 10-Q, 10-K and 11-K filings (including XBRL as appropriate) Research and prepare technical accounting whitepapers, as appropriate given area of specialization Controls & Procedures Ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley procedures and ensure an effective system of internal controls. Drive continuous improvement standardization and automation of corporate accounting processes. Key Competencies & Attributes Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. High degree of business curiosity; quick learner with a proactive and agile mindset. Able to think strategically and act tactically. What you will need: Bachelor\'s degree in Accounting or Finance required. Targeting candidates with 4 or more years of experience in principles of accounting including detailed transactions, posting to leger, account reconciliations and analysis, etc. Intermediate Microsoft Excel knowledge. Strong accounting and analytical skills and a solid understanding of internal controls and GAAP required. Experience using an enterprise accounting system preferred. Excellent research and writing skills required. Excellent Communication skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals across the organization. General Office Conditions Long Periods of sitting and viewing a computer monitor Total Reward Details: We\'re committed to providing an exceptional workplace experience, including a comprehensive total reward package. This pos