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Accountant - I at Ascent Services Group

Accountant - I

Ascent Services Group Denver, CO Contractor
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Position Title: Accountant
Type: 6+ Month Contract
Location: Denver, CO
Job Overview
Maintains accounting policies and fiscal controls, prepares financial reports, and safeguards the organization's assets. Ensures compliance with financial transaction recording standards and maintains accounting and financial reports including general ledger, cash payments/collections, financial statements, regulatory and management reports for assigned assets.
External Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 1-3 years’ experience; oil and gas industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of General Accounting Principles (GAAP) and relevant legislation
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel -vlookups, tables, formulas etc.); integrated accounting systems such as PeopleSoft, QLM, RightAngle, Allegro, and Tips experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to build relationships and influence at a local level and across a broad organization
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Analytical thinker who can prioritize their time
  • Self-motivated to learn and grow in a challenging industry
  • Performs basic accounting tasks such recording entries to the general ledger or the preparation of various accounting statements and reports.
  • Conducts basic monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close functions with all transactions recorded, valued, and documented in accordance with US General Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other regulatory guidelines.
  • Completes reconciliations accurately and timely ensuring that balances are valid, supportable and match, that ledgers are compliant with relevant standards, and that any outstanding items are followed up and resolved.
  • Analyzes accounting reports and schedules for internal (management reporting) and/or external audiences (compliance reporting) while being able to explain all significant variances from estimate.
  • Works proactively with external auditors to drive timely closure of accounting matters and supports the Finance teams to ensure proper accounting and disclosures.
  • Assists in the review and evaluation of financial accounting/ administration and internal control processes and procedures with ongoing testing in accordance to Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Accrues transactions on an estimate basis, analyzes actual monthly margins, and compares to business estimates to accurately report true-up results discussed in earnings calls and reported to management.
  • Learns to identify financial accounting risks and contributes towards developing and implementing mitigating strategies.
  • Exercises judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate solutions to projects of limited scope and complexity ensuring compliance with current federal and/or state accounting related laws and regulations.

Recommended Skills

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Accounting Systems
  • Financial Statements
  • Ledgers (Accounting)
  • General Ledger
  • Accounting
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