Staff Accountant

POSITION TITLE: Staff Accountant

LOCATION: Hackensack, NJ

REPORTS TO: VP, Finance

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: Timely process accounts payable and expense reports; monthly prepaid and accrual analysis and general accounting. Assist with month and quarter-end financial closes and annual reporting. To exceed expectations consistently while demonstrating the capabilities to progress to the next level within the finance organization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Process accounts payable in the Great Plains accounting system with minimal supervision:
    • Obtain appropriate approvals; code or verify appropriate coding for invoices and expense reports; prepare payments via wire request forms, manual checks, and online payments
    • Maintain accurate records of all activities in Great Plains
    • Collaborate with bank personnel to stop payment on checks and respond to vendor inquiries
    • Monitor accounts payable aging for timely resolution of long outstanding payables, overpayments, etc. and reconcile as appropriate
  • Assist with month-end and quarter-end financial closes:
    • Reconcile bank statements and follow up on long outstanding reconciling items
    • Amortize prepaid expenses and reconcile the prepaid expense accounts
    • Maintain the fixed assets ledger and prepare quarterly fixed asset rollforward
    • Reconcile the accounts payable sub-ledger to the general ledger
    • Record monthly accruals, release accruals for invoices received, and reconcile accrued expense accounts
  • Assist with quarterly and annual reporting:
    • Rollforward and populate press releases
    • Assist with footing and tie-outs of financial statement schedules and content
    • Prepare disclosures, as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to think critically, using independent judgment and resources
  • Possess technical accounting knowledge with a thorough understanding of accounting concepts and principles
  • Possess excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to recognize when to roll up your sleeves, take initiative and work independently, as well as when to collaborate and pitch in as part of a team to achieve objectives
  • Proficient with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Possess a meticulous attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Experience with Microsoft Great Plains preferred
  • One to two years of progressive accounting and reporting experience
  • Experience coordinating and working with external auditors preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT 

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time using a computer
  • Typical office environment in a multi-level facility

This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary.

WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Committed team environment
  • Challenging entrepreneurial atmosphere

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Send application and resume to [email protected]. Resumes will not be accepted without the completed application.

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