The Senior Staff Accountant is a member of the Global Business Travel Association Finance department. This position requires 4 - 6 years of accounting experience with excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience ensuring the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating and entering transactions. Responsibilities will include multi-entity financial statement preparation for USA and international reporting units. This includes multi-currency general ledger maintenance (i.e., journal entry preparation, account reconciliations, etc.), cash management, financial reporting, and special projects. International Accounting knowledge is a must.
Reconcile multiple bank accounts with varying international currencies, researching variances and making adjusting entries as needed (including exchange gains and losses).
Monitor cash flow and provide projected needs on a monthly and annual basis.
Liaison with international entity colleagues in order to fully understand activity on the respective entity’s bank accounts.
FASB NO 117 “Financial Statements for Non-Profit Organizations”
FASB NO 116 “Accounting for Contributions”
FASB NO 124 “Accounting for Certain Investments Held by Non-Profits”
Prepare and reconcile other month-end balance sheet accounts in accordance with assignments in the Accounting Calendar.
Prepare journal entries for month-end close including recognizing prepaids and deferrals, recurring entries, reclassifications, and accruals.
Reconcile inter-company accounts and prepare corresponding adjustments and invoices, including translating balances from international currency to USD (reporting currency).
Provide suggestions for techniques to improve efficiencies as related to accounting policy and procedure.
Apply the financial policies and procedures of the company and bring inconsistencies
and problems to the attention of the financial management team.
Communicate with other company personnel and contacts outside the company
with limited supervision.
Collect data and perform analysis and research on the details of transactions.
Compile and prepare entries to general ledger accounts, making adjustments where needed for currency exchange variances.
Document accounting transactions, using procedures defined by management.
Perform special projects as assigned
Ensure proper recording and reporting of revenue and expenses, including the use of appropriate exchange rates.
Coordinate the preparation of draft financial statements in accordance with the schedule in the accounting calendar.
Generate, review, analyze and communicate financial data that reflects actual
financial performance against approved budgets.
Use sound judgment and professional skills in determining appropriate procedures for
preparation of accounting records, research of transactions and reporting
Prepare monthly financial statements and other reports to be used by
management for analyzing financial information
Prepare a monthly budget to actual variance analysis and provide explanations for material variances.
Attend monthly calls with regional directors and explain financials and respond to questions/concerns regarding financial data.
Assist with analysis of accounting transactions
Assist in the annual financial audit for the association including completing and reviewing year-end schedules and corresponding adjusting journal entries.
Assist the Manager, Finance and outside preparers in the completion of the annual Federal Form 990 and corresponding required annual filings for the international entities (, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, United Kingdom, etc).
Assist in the preparations or prepare various international and domestic tax filings: Europe VAT, Mexico IVA, Canada GST/HST, USA sales and use, etc.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
Minimum 4-6 years of general accounting experience
International Accounting experience, required
CPA license preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
About Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 7,000- plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. For forty years the Association has dedicated itself to the professional development of its members and the advancement of the business travel management community through advocacy, education, and training and networking opportunities.
Through the efforts of its member committees, volunteers and professional staff, GBTA monitors developments in worldwide business travel and provides time-sensitive research and critical industry information. The association also takes the industry's story to the media and the public and acts as a key advisor to the industry's interests on Capitol Hill. Committed to the advancement of the business travel profession, GBTA offers numerous education programs, training, and certifications and holds an annual international convention.