JOB DESCRIPTION: ACCOUNTANT
This is a full time position based in Port Jefferson, Long Island – Suffolk County, NY.
REPORTS TO: Senior Accounting Manager
Prepare daily revenue reports and bank deposits
Submit weekly payroll to the corporate office
Reconcile various general ledger accounts
Enter and review purchase orders
Oversee multiple profit centers
Prepare detailed revenue reports and analyses
Analyze trend reports and statistical business information
Liaise between the corporate office and local facility
Credit card analysis and reconciliation
Deferred revenue accounting
Assist on sales and fuel tax returns
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required
5 years experience
Superior experience in Microsoft Excel and Word
Ability to supervise and lead staff
Ability to work autonomously
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
- The ability to operate a computer terminal.
- The ability to operate telephones and standard office equipment.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company founded in 1883, is one of the oldest and largest privately owned ferry companies in the United States. BPJ is a subsidiary of McAllister Towing and Transportation, Co. Inc. BPJ carries approximately
500,000 cars and 1,000,000 passengers across Long Island Sound annually. BPJ designed and built its existing fleet of ferries as well as performed the
Park City engine upgrades. BPJ believes in providing its customers with the safest and most reliable transportation possible. With their newly repowered ferry, they are helping to keep that practice going.
A full century ago, in 1883, when Chester Alan Arthur occupied the White House, the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company was born, and one of those responsible was the famous circus producer, Phineas Taylor Barnum, then in his seventies.
This was not really as unusual as it sounds, for P.T. Barnum was a resident of Bridgeport, CT, and the idea of establishing the organization was presumably the idea of his old friend, Captain Charles E. Tooker, a deep-water sailor who lived directly across
the Long Island Sound in Port Jefferson, New York, on Long Island. In all, there were twenty-seven stockholders who signed the Articles of Association, and they elected Barnum as the first president. Captain Tooker, with his brother-in-law, Edward Davis,
owned the controlling interest in the new corporation.
In 1883, steamboating was thriving. On Long Island Sound, there was a great fleet of vessels connecting New York with ports in New England, plus many more employed on shorter runs. Steam navigation had come to the Sound in 1815 when the
FULTON was placed in service between New York and New Haven. Robert Fulton, for whom she was named, had successfully introduced steam navigation to the Hudson River in 1807 and died only a few weeks before the
FULTON made her epoch trip across the waters of Long Island Sound.
The prime reason for the establishment of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company was to link the agriculture of Long Island and industrial New England. As 129 years shows, the exact reason may not be the same but the need has never left.
Please come and join us for a ride across the sound that was started by an old Port Jefferson family, the Tookers with the help of one of the most famous promoters of all time, P.T. Barnum.
*This position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees are always expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform
the tasks requested by their supervisors.
The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.