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Staff Accountant

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The staff accountant is responsible for various aspects of accounting for the Company, specifically assisting with month-end close reconciling, journal entries, and inventory accounting. The staff accountant will be directly responsible for monthly and annual closing of periods including cost accounting, variance/cost analysis and preliminary financial reporting. Additionally, the staff accountant will support accounting team and be responsible for account reconciliation processes and performing ad hoc financial reporting as needed.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Essential Duties:

Month End Close

  • Prepare journal entries for month-end close
  • Reconcile and balance inter-company accounts between sales, gift cards, expense and A/R.
  • Prepare account reconciliations including bank reconciliations
  • Prepare sales tax filings
  • Prepare payroll journal entries. 

Receivables

  • Record cash receipts and monitor receivable balances
  • Prepare monthly statements for review with Senior Staff Accountant and Controller
  • Review customer aging and ensure application of proper payments received
  • Monitor cash activity and record transfers and drawer fills

Accounts Payable

  • Assist in process improvement for accounts payable
  • Input, process and review A/P items on a regular basis. 

General Accounting

  • Responsible for daily accounting activities and managing workflow
  • Review assets, liabilities and accruals
  • Assist in establishing and documenting standard operating procedures
  • Identify areas for process improvement and assist in the design and implementation of improvements

Education / Experience: 

  • Associates degree in Accounting or Business required, with a strong understanding of GAAP.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 4-5 years of accounting/finance experience
  • Experience in retail, restaurant or manufacturing preferred

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • High proficiency in Excel and Word, 10-key by touch
  • Strong work ethic, self-starter, reliable
  • Detailed oriented, professional attitude, strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of cost accounting principles preferred
  • Strong problem-solving, research and analysis skills
  • Experience with an ERP system (Great Plains preferred, but not required)
  • Ability to adapt, grow and change with the business

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