Staff Accountant, Accounting Job Description

Staff Accountant, Accounting Job Description

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Staff accountant, accounting provides support to accounting and non-accounting teams related to record of assets, liabilities and other accounting and financial transactions.

Staff Accountant, Accounting Duties & Responsibilities

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Review contracts, clarify issues, summarize key points and communicate to all affected departments, such as Accounting Services, Sales Services, Inventory Accounting, Inventory Management, Royalty Accounting, Label Finance, , so as to ensure compliance with the contract’s terms and accurate accounting
Review and analyze monthly results for assigned ventures, including interfacing with departments to understand unusual variances or transactions, reconciling subsystems to the general ledger, preparing journal entries, analyzing accounts
Liaise with Business Affairs, A&R Administration, outside partners, their attorneys, representatives and auditors to address issues, review statements, review status of deals
Position is to provide support of the US Health and Welfare plans (VEBA and Non-VEBA)
Coordinate month-end accounting close for our international entities and works closely with our international offices and our external accountants
Prepare monthly journal entries for the international locations and global operations, including sales, COGS, other SG&A expenses, intercompany transactions and intercompany eliminations
Setup and maintain the general ledger in the global system
Translate and prepare foreign entity's financials and balance sheet account reconciliations, and ensure financial systems are reconciled
Reconcile intercompany balances and ensure intercompany payments are made timely
Prepare support and documentation for intercompany transactions, research and resolve intercompany differences

Staff Accountant, Accounting Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Staff Accountant, Accounting

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Education for Staff Accountant, Accounting

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Employers hiring for the staff accountant, accounting job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Education, Associates, Business/Administration, Management, MBA, Communication, Performance

Skills for Staff Accountant, Accounting

Desired skills for staff accountant, accounting include:

QuickBooks
Taxprep
/P
/R and fixed assets
Ability to apply relevant guidance to complex transactions
Accounting and financial processes
Accounting for cash and cash equivalents
Accounting principles and personal income taxes
Accounting principles to properly record payroll
Accounting systems

Desired experience for staff accountant, accounting includes:

Ability to prioritize work/projects, meet deadlines, and complete work in a fast-paced environment
Bachelor's Degree or Certificate in Accounting preferred or Finance Degree along with equivalent accounting work experience
CPA or progress towards it a plus
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, and Outlook)-Experience with Oracle a plus
Assist other team members as needed and complete special projects as assigned
Accountable and able to work independently to achieve deadlines

Staff Accountant, Accounting Examples

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Staff Accountant, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of staff accountant, accounting. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for staff accountant, accounting
  • Write offs and adjusts sundry and damage claim invoices as per company policy
  • Assist internal and external auditors by providing information requested through PBC lists
  • Participate monthly pre-close calls and ensure all new transactions or issue related to upcoming close are timely identified and approach agreed with the manager
  • Work to contribute towards teams’ objective of achieving top quartile KPI’s by completing all activities timely and ensuring accuracy
  • Complete other projects, as assigned by the manager from time
  • Prepare monthly closing journal entries and schedules for the Firm and its foreign subsidiaries
  • Prepare the annual Firm Budget and monthly Firm Forecast
  • Prepare management and department reports of firm revenue and expenses
  • Assist in the preparation of the Firm’s financial statements and coordination of annual audits for the Firm’s various offices and Profit Sharing Plan
  • Review vendor invoices for payment and ensure proper coding and allocations
Qualifications for staff accountant, accounting
  • Ability to maintain high level of accuracy
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and through written mediums in a clear and concise manner
  • Requires a very organized and detailed oriented individual with ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Assist with tracking of market data & research contracts/subscriptions, forecast files and exchange/user reporting
  • Track the Firm’s fixed assets inventory and maintain depreciation database and calculations
  • Maintain general ledger and financial reporter software, upgrades and reporting templates
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Staff Accountant, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a staff accountant, accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff accountant, accounting
  • Assist with accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Assist with implementation of internal controls
  • Serve as primary contact for all internal and external business partners for any credit card reconciliation related issues or needs
  • Reconcile credit card settlement to POS on a daily basis for all brands and sales channels
  • Reconcile all credit card receivable accounts on a monthly basis
  • Review and provide guidance related to company policies/procedures as it relates to our credit card reconciliation process
  • Provide various analyses to leadership regarding trends, cardholder base, loyalty programs
  • Propose solutions to correct credit card receivable reconciliation issues
  • Audit support for credit card processes, system testing as needed
  • Record direct report center counter deposits receipts
Qualifications for staff accountant, accounting
  • Batching and coding tickets into general ledger system
  • Some manufacturing cost accounting
  • Financial accounting reports
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance(4-year degree
  • 1-3 years accounting experience in complex, global environment
  • Superior knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel
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Staff Accountant, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff accountant, accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff accountant, accounting
  • Quarterly Schedule preparation for SEC reporting
  • Ensure company compliance with internal policies, GAAP and SOX
  • Assistance with Financial System maintenance
  • Other GL functions such as journal entry preparation for accruals and adjustments, account analysis
  • Responsible for monthly and quarterly analysis and reconciliations of a variety of executive incentives including, defined benefit and defined contribution plans
  • Manage several databases designed to track and distribute plan data
  • Assist in the forecasting and budgeting process for agencies and Corporate departments
  • Understand and apply relevant GAAP literature and be able to answer questions from Business Units, Auditors, managers, and other departments related to this field
  • Understand and apply relevant Sarbanes-Oxley requirements in order to ensure proper business controls remain in place
  • Submit journal entries using SAP
Qualifications for staff accountant, accounting
  • Experience with YARDI is beneficial
  • Min 2 years of previous experience in the accounting field, and
  • SAP, and/or
  • Verbal/Written Chinese language skills preferred
  • Minimum of one year of accounting experience
  • 1-3 years accounting experience required, experience handling credit card settlement reconciliation
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Staff Accountant, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a staff accountant, accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff accountant, accounting
  • Create detailed reports to support performance and strategic business initiatives
  • Provide reporting to identify & interpret revenue trends and explain fluctuations
  • Prepare communications such as memos, charts, graphs and process documentation
  • Identify efficient and standardized methods for recurring processes and reporting
  • Collaborate with teammates throughout the village to develop and implement revenue related processes
  • Identify and investigate data inconsistencies to ensure the integrity of revenue data in the GL
  • Review and record daily loan funding
  • Review and record daily loan sales at the pool and correspondent level
  • Daily Journal entry preparation of loan-level transactions and multiple transaction imports
  • Handle daily deposits at corporate level
Qualifications for staff accountant, accounting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting and financial principals
  • Attention to detail and sound judgment related to routine decisions
  • Confidentiality and discretion on both internal and external matters
  • Strong ability to follow written and oral directives as related to assigned duties
  • Experience with both internal and external audits
  • Bachelor’s Degree (emphasis in Accounting) strongly preferred!
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Staff Accountant, Accounting Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a staff accountant, accounting. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff accountant, accounting
  • Prepare monthly & quarterly financial schedules (BS9s, Variance Analysis, Gain & Loss Rec, HFM & FA Reserve -30%
  • Provide cross-function support
  • Record journal entries in the company’s general ledger (SAP)
  • Perform remeasurement for all foreign currency denominated balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
  • Upload monthly trial balances from foreign subsidiaries
  • Support the consolidated quarterly reviews and annual audit
  • Investigate budget vs
  • Run reports and analyze information in SAP and BW
  • Support testing of enhancements within SAP as needed
  • Monitor and reconcile inter-company transactions
Qualifications for staff accountant, accounting
  • Experience with Month-End close preferred
  • 3 - 6 years of experience in journal entries, accruals, intercompany AP and AR, supporting AP, AR, collections, data extraction and report preparation
  • Strong Excel - must be able to create reports out of large amounts of data
  • Team player attitude with initiative and strong attention to detail
  • You must be a good listener and communicator
  • Must be professional and polished in communication and presentation (this is a tie environment)

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