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Accountant II at Harland Clarke

Posted in Accounting 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Job Description:

Harland Clarke is a leading provider of quality payment solutions, multi-channel marketing campaigns, and secure data-driven lead generation programs and critical communications. In addition, Harland Clarke provides promotional products, call centers, and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions. The company delivers operational excellence and intelligent solutions to more than 50 million consumers and 5 million small and medium sized businesses per year through its relationships with 8,500+ of the nation’s leading financial institutions, large retailers, affiliate marketing companies and accounting software providers. Harland Clarke is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings. For more information, visit or follow Harland Clarke on LinkedIn and on Twitter @HarlandClarke.

Build your career with a company dedicated to growth as you ensure the financial health of the enterprise. Engage with all levels of leadership as you master financial planning, forecasting and budgeting along with accounting software such as SAP, Oracle, Essbase and BlackLine.

Live your passion cultivating new skills in an organization where leaders prioritize your well-being and empower you to excel. Our teams focus on mutual accountability, dedicated to helping one another and sharing a knowledge base derived from years of experience.

Create our future of innovation by building positive relationships with clients across the organization, aligning people, process and technology to optimize our financial success.We are the pulse of the organization—we are (Harland Clarke, Scantron, Valassis, etc.) Finance professionals.

Position Summary

This position performs routine accounting tasks and supports the accounting team as needed.  This position is responsible for identifying issues and concerns within the scope and complexity of their job and elevating these to the senior accounting team.  Request guidance when decisions are outside established parameters.  This role individual will support the businesses of Harland Clarke Holdings.

Key Duties / Responsibilities - Essential duties are identified by asterisks.

General Accounting:  Prepare and analyze account reconciliations as assigned.  Responsible for identifying issues and concerns within the scope and complexity of the job and may identify possible solutions.  Adhere to established accounting procedures, policies and assigned tasks.  30%

Month End Close:  Prepare and provide adequate documentation for journal entries.  Review account balance and activity to ensure completeness and accuracy for assigned accounts.  Maintain key department files and other duties as deemed necessary.  Provide support to the Accounting team as required.  25%

Audit:  Responsible for providing support for the internal and external audit requirements, as assigned.  Ensure documentation is aligned with financial statement balances and demonstrates an appropriate audit trail.  Pull source data, create scans and tick mark source material to support the accounting team audit requirements. 15%

Process Improvements and Procedures:   Demonstrates a commitment to the process for continuous improvement and is open and responsive to change.  Maintain desk top procedures and ensure business processes are in place to ensure we will meet or exceed our goals and key performance measures. 10%

Provide administrative support to the senior accounting team and management as required.  15%

Special Projects:  Participate and provide support to projects as assigned. 5%

All employees are responsible for demonstrating the company's Core Values at all times and for using Performance Excellence principles to continuously improve effectiveness, efficiency, products, and services.  This includes, but is not limited to, participating on improvement teams, recommending and implementing improvement ideas, and participating in training and other activities to keep up to date on processes, information, etc.

All employees are responsible for supporting and complying with internal and external  audits, to include providing information, performing assigned tasks to ensure compliance, and preparing and maintaining evidence that key duties identified as internal controls have been performed.

All employees are responsible for supporting and complying with safety and security policies to promote a healthy working environment.


Education & Knowledge Required

A. Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.

B. Must have sufficient college course work in Accounting without a major in Accounting.

C. General working knowledge of Accounting principles.

D. SAP, Oracle, Hyperion Essbase experience a plus

Experience / Skills / Abilities Required

A. Two years of accounting experience preferred.

B. Must have good written and oral communication skills. 

C. Strong Excel skills preferred.

D. Access and Hyperion Essbase skills are a plus, but not required.

Supervisory Responsibility


Communication & Contacts Required

Contact generally with senior accounting staff, with some interaction with internal and external auditors.  Limited contact with the business or FP&A team.  Must be able to communicate effectively both written and oral.

Decision Making

Some decision making responsibility, but required to offer recommendations in such a manner that will lead to final decisions.


Physical Requirements / Working Conditions

Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the body.  This kind of work involves sitting most of the time.

Harland Clarke Holdings, to include its affiliated and subsidiary companies (Harland Clarke, Valassis, Scantron, NCP Solutions, NCH Marketing Services, Clipper Magazine), is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting our Recruiting Coordinator, Laurel Reddish at .

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