Staff Accountant

Georgia, McDonough
Posted 4 months ago

POSITION:               Staff Accountant

DEPARTMENT:      Accounting

REPORTS TO:         Controller



The Staff Accountant works under the supervision of the Controller. This position is a member of the Accounting team for the company. This Staff Accountant must possess strong time management and analytical skills, attention to detail, and solid communication abilities. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. Strong technology skills are critical, particularly expertise with Microsoft Excel.


 Essential Functions and Duties:

  • 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
  • Assist the Controller with daily and weekly tasks for the Accounting Team
  • 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
  • Additional duties as assigned by management

 Knowledge, Skills, and Qualification:

  • Knowledge of general accounting principles, regulatory standards and compliance requirements
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including the ability to operate computerized accounting, specifically Microsoft Dynamics – GP and spreadsheet programs
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL and ACCURACY – Quality and organization are of utmost importance.
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Excellent data entry and math skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Effective organizational, stress and time management skills
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member
  • Must work well in a team environment and maintain good communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with times of high stress and volume.
  • Ability to use good judgment and logic.
  • Good punctuality and attendance.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Mature attitude.
  • Pride in work.
  • Ability to multitask and remain flexible.
  • Must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
  • Regularly move from sitting to standing positions effortlessly
  • Regularly spend long hours in intense concentration reviewing and entering financial information into a computer
  • Regularly use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects
  • Regularly see details of objects that are less than a few feet away
  • Regularly speak clearly so listeners can understand
  • Regularly understand the speech of another person
  • Frequently work in on projects that require deadlines
  • Frequently bend to file and maintain files
  • Occasionally lift 5-10 pounds

 Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting/Finance (required).
  • CPA with minimum 4 years prior experience in public accounting (preferred)
  • Experience working in wholesale distribution company.
  • Experience managing multiple companies.
  • Experience with international companies.
  • Defined accomplishment of automation, streamlining processes, and moving to a paperless workflow.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP).
  • Experience with fast paced growth companies led by an entrepreneur
  • Experience with closely held/managed companies


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