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Staff Accountant-Recent Grad.

Madison Marquette Houston Full-Time
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General Summary:


The Staff Accountant is responsible for day-to-day accounting activities, including general ledger account reconciliation and month-end close duties in the Corporate Accounting department.  The position requires a dynamic accounting professional who can work independently, prioritize tasks, is highly organized and detailed-oriented. This position will be required to access a variety of accounting software packages.   


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reconciles general ledger accounts, creates journal entries, and performs month-end close duties.
  • Reviews and analyzes general ledger accounts and profit and loss statement to prepare required accruals  or re-classifications.
  • Reconciles general ledger information to the accounts receivable and accounts payable processes by reconciling accounts to client and vendor billings.
  • Works regularly with detail to resolve discrepancies and make corrections.
  • Assist other team members with generating financial reports, research activities, and resolving discrepancies.
  • Communicates with internal and external parties to discuss account statuses, charges, or discrepancies.
  • Prepares audit schedules and assists with audit questions.
  • Maintains established system of internal controls and suggests improvements to processes.
  • Answers routine questions from internal and external clients.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive data and issues.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in accounting or finance from an accredited four-year college or university required.
  • 2+ years of relevant accounting experience.
  • Experience with accounting software, preferably MRI, but not required.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle a high volume of transactions while maintaining attention to details and accuracy.
  • Ability to analyze account activity.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel required.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Regularly required to sit, talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel documents and office equipment.  May occasionally be required to lift up to 10 pounds a distance of 30 feet as needed.  Must be able to move freely throughout the location, including moving up and down stairs.  Must be able to sit for up to 50% of the work day.

The job tasks are performed in an office environment with moderate environmental conditions present, such as temperature, noise levels, etc.


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Accruals
General Ledger
Reconciliation
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Payable
Financial Statements

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