Waste Management Accountant III in Houston, Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

The Accountant III is a key role in the Accounting business and will use your debt, capital leases, treasury, SOX and experience with complex journal entries. As the Accountant III, your abilities to work with both internal and external auditors, team members and others is critical.

The Accountant III is located in Houston, Texas and reports to the Sr. Manager, Accounting.

I. Job Summary The Accountant III applies highly complex principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports, and coordinates the implementation of accounting control.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To be successful in this role, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

Prepares highly complex journal entries for entry into the general ledger system on a monthly basis by collecting necessary data, analyzing and/or allocating costs and preparing audit train support for the journal entries. Participate in the monthly close process – preparing journal entries, work papers, schedules, and accounting analysis for debt, commercial paper, capital leases and other debt instruments. Work closely with the Treasury and External Reporting teams, understanding timing of new debt issuance and the refinancing and retirement of existing debt. Meeting with these teams on a regular basis to ensure appropriate accounting and reporting of debt amounts. Review debt agreements to confirm terms and conditions and to determine the proper accounting and reporting for new debt issuances and capital leases. Verify accuracy and ensure timeliness of all debt related payments, including principal and interest payments. Preparation of monthly account reconciliations and amortization schedules for debt, commercial paper, capital leases and other balance sheet accounts. Participates in monthly financial meetings for discussion and review of monthly financial reports. Maintain strong internal controls and SOX compliance. Ensure all work is appropriately documented and supported. Assist with activities of internal and external auditors. Assists departmental managers/directors with supervision of other clerical and professional staff of the department as required.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory duties, but may occasionally act as a team lead.

IV. Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Accounting, with five or more years of previous experience.Preferred: Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in Accounting, with five or more years of previous experience.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements Certified Public Accountant a plus

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required General ledger experience and financial analysis experience. Ability to work under pressure of deadlines.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day; Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely; Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) rarely; Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely; Normal setting for this job is: office setting.

BenefitsAt Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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