Senior Accountant - Equipment Leasing

 Jersey City, United States       Permanent contract        Corporate Finance / Accounting


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • General ledger account reconciliations (cash reconciliation, debt reconciliation, etc…)
  • Preparation of month-end close and preparation of the financial statements
  • Journal entry preparation (booking of interest accruals, expense accurals, etc…)
  • Interaction with internal / external auditors and external tax preparers
  • Accounting research and normative watch (CECL, ASC-842, etc…)
  • Update and maintain accounting policies and procedures
  • Participate to the implementation of new controls, processes or accounting tools
  • Participate to financial analysis and investigate significant variations

Profile Required

Technical Skills:         

  • Past experience in lease accounting, month-end close, journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, fixed asset accounting, accounting for loss provisions / reserves, write-off’s / charge-off’s, documentation of policies & procedures
  • Experience in the following areas would be preferred - Foreign currency accounting; deferred tax accounting; accounting research; sales, use, and property tax compliance


  • Knowledge of US GAAP & IFRS specifically as it relates to lease accounting
  • Hands on, must work well under pressure and manage tight deadlines
  • Microsoft Office
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with the following would be preferred - IFS Leaseworks; IDS Infolease; Microsoft Dynamics;; TValue

Experience Needed:

  • 5+ years financial services experience, leasing industry experience preferred

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting required
  • MBA or CPA preferred

Business Insight

SG Equipment Finance is part of the international banking group Société Générale, one of the largest banks in the world. SG Equipment Finance has enjoyed the number one position for equipment and vendor finance in Europe since 2002. SG Equipment Finance was established in the United States ten years ago and is rapidly growing into a premier provider of equipment financing. The Group focuses on multinational and local vendors looking for a financing partner with international capabilities and independent equipment lessors looking for reliable funding partners. 

The position is for a senior accountant within the Finance department of SG Equipment Finance USA and the candidate will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 19000XJ2
Business unit: SG Equipment Finance
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 10/12/2019
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Senior Accountant - Equipment Leasing

Permanent contract   |   Jersey City   |   Corporate Finance / Accounting