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As part of the Financial Controls team the Staff Accountant is involved in executing process improvement projects, generating monthly financial statements, detailing balance sheet reconciliations, assisting with resolving audit inquiries, and analyzing financial data. Ideal candidates have entry level accounting experience paired with a strong desire to improve their skillsets and familiarity with data, spreadsheets, and general ledger functionality.
The Staff Accountant is a non-exempt role. The work schedule for this role is 8:45am - 5:15pm (Monday - Friday). Additional hours as required by special projects and deadlines
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Full documentation of current GL operating policies, processes and procedures
Evaluation of internal controls
Continuous process streamlining and improvement
Ensures all necessary adjusting and reclassifying journal entries are posted.
Supports timely and accurate preparation of the financial statement package, including variance analyses
Ensure balance sheet accounts are recorded and match related subsystems
Resolve out of balances between accounts and subsystems (reconciling items) timely
Have strong understanding of transactions affecting the balance sheet accounts
Serve as a subject matter expert on general ledger activities in balance sheet accounts
Works to improve General Ledger and subsystem processes to limit reconciling items