Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by Wilkinson Asset Management
Summary: The Staff Accountant is responsible for preparation of monthly financial statements and oversight of accounting questions.
- The staff accountant prepares the monthly financial statements for the managed properties for internal and external users.
- The financial statement preparation process includes reconciling bank accounts, reviewing accounts payable and accounts receivable, maintaining balance sheet workpapers, posting accruals in the general ledger, answering questions from A/P and A/R processors, researching errors or outstanding items that arise throughout the month, and generating the monthly reports in the accounting system.
- The staff accountant answers questions, by email or phone, from the properties relating to the accounting process. This may include making decisions on how to code invoices, reconcile petty cash, research a question about the monthly financial reports, etc.
- The staff accountant is responsible to manage cash during the month to ensure obligations can be met for payroll, payables, intercompany balances, etc.
- The staff accountant completes various tax forms for the property, such as personal property tax returns, sales and use tax returns, etc.
- Analysis of monthly financials to determine completion and accuracy.
- All other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
- Bachelors degree in Accounting, or Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting (understanding of accounting principles) is required.
- 2+ years of experience in an accounting position that interweaves A/R, A/P, and accrual-based accounting procedures.
- Team-members may be required to work beyond standard working hours periodically to meet the business needs.
- Must have strong organizational skills.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
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