Accountant

Job Description: Accountant

The Accountant enters data into the accounting and operating systems on a frequency specified by the client and performs other work as assigned by the Team Lead.

Responsibilities

The Accountant’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Input data from cash receipts cycle, including customer purchase orders, acknowledgements and payments.
  • Input data from purchasing and accounts payable cycle, including generating purchase orders and distribution to vendors, following up on past due purchase orders, matching purchase orders to receivers, matching vendor invoice to purchase order, and processing checks.
  • Follow up with customers on past due invoices.
  • Analyze jobs to determine whether on budget.
  • Account reconciliation.
  • Provide support for external accountants, auditors, bankers, and other service providers as needed.
  • Maintain the fixed asset subledger.
  • Calculate debt covenant and other external requirements monthly, quarterly and annually.
  • Process payroll.
  • Calculate sales representative commissions.
  • Generate estimates used for job costing and percentage of completion purposes.
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and year end close.
  • Provide support to senior leadership on as needed basis.
  • Generate reports and presentations monthly, quarterly, and annually or as needed.
  • Work independently.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, the Accountant should demonstrate the following competencies:

Intellectual:  Analytical – collects and researches data.  Problem Solving – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.  Technical Skills – pursues training and development opportunities.

Interpersonal:  Client Service – manages difficult or emotional client situations; responds to requests for service and assistance.  Oral Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Responds well to questions.  Written Communication – writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information.

Organization:  Ethics – Works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.  Organizational Support – follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time and adheres to Company internal control policies.

Self-Management:  adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.  Attendance/Punctuality – is consistently at work and on time.  Available for overtime as needed.  Dependability – follows instructions, responds to management direction.  Innovation – generates suggestions for improving work.  Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.  Quality – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.  Quantity – meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.  Analysis – can perform analysis to draw conclusion (i.e. problem solving ability).  Reliable – when a project/task is assigned, will follow through to completion. Works independently.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience

  • 2+/- years work experience as accountant at an operating company
  • 2+ years of work experience at a public accounting firm
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Business or other related field
  • CPA preferred

Language Ability

The accountant must be able to:

  • Read and interpret documents.
  • Write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Communicate instructions and resolve conflicts with outside parties and internal teams.

Math Ability

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, quantities, loan amortization, and depreciation.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft Office products, and a variety of timekeeping systems.