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Staff Accountant Job Description

Staff Accountant Job Description

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Staff Accountant Job Description

We are looking for a Staff Accountant to manage general accounting and financial processes of our company.

To be successful as staff accountant, you should be able to accurately maintain a general ledger and ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). An outstanding staff accountant should also have excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

Staff Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts.

  • Preparing journal entries, analyses, and account reconciliations and assisting with monthly close processes.

  • Contributing to the development and review of annual operating budgets and performance projections.

  • Maintaining documentation for accounts payable, purchasing, and treasury and conducting internal audits.

  • Performing monthly balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Meeting processing and reporting deadlines.

  • Responding to information requests, reviewing financial statements, and assisting with audits.

  • Ensuring compliance with GAAP.

  • Assisting the accounting manager as needed.

Staff Accountant Requirements

  • Similar experience as a Staff Accountant or relevant role in accounting

  • Excellent use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel; very good with spreadsheets

  • Knowledge of an accounting information system is a plus

  • Good math skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Confidentiality and integrity

  • Degree in Accounting; MSc is a plus