Sample Staff Accountant Job Description

Job Description

At [CompanyX], finances are the fuel that keeps our company moving. We’re looking for a qualified staff accountant to keep our company and clients’ numbers and budgets on track with unwavering accuracy. The most successful people will have a natural passion for math, and a strong understanding of the intricacies of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, and other financial transactions within an organization. He or she will play an enormously important supportive role, keeping our company and clients’ financial outlook bright with precision and proactive measures.

Objectives of this Role

  • Execute mid-level general ledger account reconciliations, accurate reporting, and data verification, enabling senior staff to analyze options and make financial decisions aligned with company objectives
  • Monitor policies and procedures for assigned departments, and identify and suggest improvements for accounting reporting and recording procedures
  • Comply with federal, state, and local financial requirements by studying existing and new legislation, and maintaining compliance
  • Continue ongoing education by participating in webinars, workshops, and networking events

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Performs mid-level general ledger account reconciliations, verify accuracy of data, and report, identify, and correct errors made by both internal and external personnel
  • Support timely monthly, quarterly, half-year, and year-end financial close, including assigned journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, accruals, and overall maintenance of all operational management accounts
  • Assists in providing schedules and commentary with respects to operating maintenance accounts results and variances, and with the production of working capital, cash-flow reports, as well as applicable commentary
  • Maintain and update records and reports for profit and loss, taxes, liabilities, and assets
  • Prepare special financial reports as requested by management by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business accounting, or finance
  • Internship or professional accounting experience
  • Ability and willingness to keep maintain confidentiality
  • Familiarity with accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and organize efficiently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active pursuit of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license
  • Experience in audit accounting
  • Knowledge of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.) a plus
  • Desire to continue to grow through continuing training
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