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Staff Accountant

Accountemps • Santa Clara, CA

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

$38.00 - $50.00/Hour
Accounting - Finance, Banking - Financial Services, Credit - Loan - Collections
Accounting, Finance, Professional Services

Job Description

Ref ID:00160-9501897130

Classification:Accountant - Staff

Compensation:$38.00 to $50.00 per hour

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the accurate and timely maintenance of general ledger and bank accounts, month-end close, cash-flow monitoring and audit preparation. Other essential duties of the Staff Accountant include, but are not limited to, the following: Responsible for the accurate and timely maintenance of assigned general ledgers and bank accounts, including developing support schedules, writing journal entries and account analysis and reconciliation. Responsible for month-end close activities. Compares actuals to budget and follows up with department managers as needed. Uploads payroll to the general ledger, evaluates entries for reasonableness and researches transactions. Prepares a significant number of high-level support schedules in preparation annual audits, including regular maintenance, as well as more numerous and detailed year-end support schedules. Acts as liaison to external auditors, answers questions, provides information and documentation. Assists Controller in preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Prepares a variety of miscellaneous reports, such as the National Transit Database reports, State Controller's report and B-10/11 reports to SANDAG. Assists with cash-flow monitoring and projections. Provides excellent service to MTS employees needing accounting information. Researches charges hitting departmental budgets, provides requested information in a timely manner and answers finance procedure questions. Performs other tasks and special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

Experience/Education/Certificates/License(s) The successful candidate must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, as well as a minimum of three years of experience that demonstrates substantial knowledge and the ability to perform the specific job functions. CPA certification and experience in governmental accounting are strongly preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License. Please email

Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Contact your local Accountemps office at 888-490-3195 or visit to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

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