Mid-level - Staff Accountant in Newtown, OH at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/1/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

As an Accountant, you will analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities for our client.

Accountant responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Monthly accounting close activities:
Prepare journal entries to record monthly transactions;
Prepare reconciling cash with bank statements and AP/AR;
Prepare intercompany billings (both USD and foreign currency);
Prepare account reconciliations for general ledger accounts (including foreign currency denominated accounts);
Maintain fixed assets and communicate with project leaders for updates;
Review, explain, and resolve accounting issues and discrepancies; and
Prepare monthly financial statement analyses.

General Ledger Reporting and Analysis:
Maintain Corporate Chart of Accounts
Maintain general ledger, including new account additions and account changes;
Budget Analysis - monthly budget to actual analysis of expenses, assistance in preparation of annual budget, as necessary; Prepare summaries and reports for management review, including review and variance analysis for financial statements

Additional Accountant Role Responsibilities:
Ensure that all work is done accurately and on time;
Use various software applications and Excel spreadsheets, to assemble, manipulate and/or analyze data and/or reports;
Ongoing review of processes and implementation of process improvements
Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree major in Accounting or Finance required 2-4 years prior accounting experience Accounting software experience and strong knowledge of excel required Experience with Month-End Close, GL Reporting and Analysis, Budget Analysis - including review and variance analysis for financial statement required. Skills, Specialized Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of accounting, finance and budgeting principles, including US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; Experience with accounting reconciliations and variance analyses. Ability to perform these reconciliations without significant guidance; Computer proficiency, along with strong spreadsheet skills (preferably MS Excel, Word); Strong accounting and query system knowledge Knowledge of statistical methods and application in business environments; Ability to read, understand and follow all company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines and hold team accountable to these standards; Be a self-starter, detail oriented and organized and able to prioritize and balance workloads and meet strict critical deadlines along with performing under pressure in a fast-paced environment; High motivation, readily adaptable to changing priorities, can effectively manage own time and prioritize multiple projects to ensure on-time completion; Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills and customer service skills (ability to communicate with internal and external customers); Ability to maintain regular attendance requirements Effective time management and work prioritization skills; Must be able to work additional hours outside the course of the normal work day (evenings and weekends) to support department needs; Excellent analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills; and Creativity and receptiveness to new ideas and continuous improvement measures.