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Staff Accountant

  • Location: melville, NY
  • Start Date: 11/8/2019
  • Job ID: 19-00667
  • Posting Date: 11/8/2019
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
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JOB OVERVIEW:
This position is responsible for assisting in monthly close activities focusing payroll, bonus/MBOs, monthly accruals and Bank reconciliations across business groups. This role reports to the Core Accounting Operations Manager and works closely with others on the Corporate Accounting team.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform day to day month end close activities, including manual journal entries, account reconciliations, & roll-forwards/other analyses
  • Perform analyses, record periodic, recurring journal entries based on business rules
  • Liaise with Management to provide insight into significant account balance fluctuations
  • Support initiatives with BU Finance teams to drive process improvements and ensure accurate accounting
  • Perform Payroll, MBO and Bonus accruals and appropriate re-classes
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations and related journal entries for payroll, AP/AR and Bank reconciliations.
 
KNOWLEDGE:
Intermediate level professional; developing knowledge within own discipline. Some evaluation, originality or ingenuity required to perform tasks. Frequently apply the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of a particular field. Apply company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
 
COMPLEXITY:
Work on problems of limited to moderate scope and impact where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Analyze possible solutions using standard procedures to solve straightforward problems. Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practice to determine appropriate action. Build productive internal/external working relationships.
 
SUPERVISION:
Receive a moderate level of instruction on day-to-day work and detailed instruction and guidance on new projects or assignments.
 
Qualifications
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:
Typically 1 to 3 years of related professional experience.
 
PREFERRED EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree or Masters in Accounting required. CPA a +.
 
GENERAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
  • Basic understanding of industry practices
  • General proficiency with tools, systems JDE, HFM, Great Plains & Macola) and procedures
  • Basic planning/organizational skills and techniques
  • Good decision making, analysis and problem solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic presentation and public speaking skills
  • Basic interpersonal skills
  • Developing professional credibility
 
SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
  • Experience in Distribution / Healthcare industry preferred
  • Intermediate level Excel skills required
  • General proficiency of tools and systems (HFM, PBCS, Concur), JDE, Macola, Great Plains.
  • Experience gathering and interpreting data
Posted by Geoff Sarro

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