The Staff Accountant reports to the Corporate Accounting Manager and is responsible for recording various journal entries as well as preparing the related balance sheet reconciliations. This position interprets complex accounting data, and ensures appropriate alignment to the chart of accounts, departmental, and company coding. This individual is responsible for recording, reporting and analyzing several different areas of the balance sheet and income statement. The position requires strong analytical skills and attention to detail. The Staff Accountant identifies gaps and risks, and makes educated recommendations on specific accounting treatments.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
- Load monthly bank statements to the cash management system.
- Record cash transactions and reconcile the cash accounts to the bank statement on a monthly basis.
- Maintain debt schedules and record appropriate journal entries.
- Work closely with Treasury and AP to ensure appropriate cash and debt entries are completed timely and accurately.
- Analyze various SGA expense functions including trending analysis on major account categories.
- Record all related accruals, benefits and payroll journal entries including the monthly payroll accrual, bonus accrual, and PTO accrual, and complete account reconciliations.
- Create/maintain intangible amortization schedules and record the related journal entries.
- Assist with the fixed asset sub ledger, including determining asset categories, running depreciation and uploading manual assets, and complete the fixed asset rollforwards.
- Amortize prepaids over the appropriate periods.
- Prepare and complete monthly income tax and consolidating journal entries.
- Provide daily analysis as required by internal management. Research variance discrepancies (actual vs. budget) as part of the month end close process.
- Compute and maintain the deferred and prepaid rent schedules.
- Understand the internal control environment and ensure compliance is maintained. This includes ensuring all controls are being performed and adjusting for any changes that are required to manage the risk.
- Assist with providing schedules for interim and annual audits.
- Other duties and special projects as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
- Minimum 1 year of general accounting, account analysis and reconciliation, and journal entry preparation required or public accounting experience equivalent
- Advanced knowledge of MS Excel required
- Understanding of US GAAP required
- CPA desired but not required
- Experience with Oracle Financial modules a plus
- Ability to exercise independent judgment in making decisions and resolving complex problems
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