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Knight Transportation, Inc Senior Accountant in Phoenix, Arizona

Primary Purpose: Responsible for assisting with the month-end close, help with maintaining the G/L system, producing monthly financial packet to management and help with producing terminal P&L's Essential Functions: -Responsible for leading and directing a group of accountants. -Accumulates information for the preparation of financial statements, ledgers and reports -Analyze key financial data, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations -Assists in month-end close and financial statement preparation -Verifies accuracy of data, makes recommendations and assists in monthly, quarterly and annual consolidation reporting and audit activity - Responsible for complex activities associated with the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger, financial reporting system, and preparing consolidated financial statements including balance sheets and P&L statements Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Education: Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college with major in finance or accounting. CPA or MBA preferred, but not required. Work Experience: Four (4) years business experience including two years analytical experience or an MBA degree plus one (3) yr analytical business experience Skills and Abilities: Strong PC skills, proven initiative and leadership, stress tolerance and ability to multi-task, strong interpersonal skills, effective written and oral communication skills, self-starter who needs little motivation or direct supervision. Knowledge of general ledger, problem solving skills and ability to develop workflow processes. Great Plains, Oracle/Essbase Reporting and Innovative System knowledge, CPA preferred.