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455 Central Park Ave
Scarsdale, NY 10583
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Guardian Navigation • Scarsdale, NY
Posted 2 months ago
Job Type: Full-time, salaried with excellent benefits, at-will employment
Education: Undergraduate Degree or higher
Experience: Accounting, 1-5 years
Work authorization: United States (Required)
About the Company:
Growing global maritime dry bulk Shipping Corporation (located in Scarsdale) managing a fleet of 20+ bulk carriers seeks a Staff Accountant. Ideal candidate should demonstrate strong attention to detail and be computer savvy with expertise in Microsoft Excel and preferably Microsoft Dynamics SL. Experience of 1-5 years with an Accounting undergraduate degree is highly desirable. Competitive salary offered commensurate with experience.
About the Staff Accountant Role:
The Staff Accountant is responsible for processing disbursements accounts, updating the general ledger, acting as back-up for the accounts receivable function and assisting with special projects as needed. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded bookkeeping professional with the ability to adapt to dynamic environments.
● Voyage accounting and Agents accounts:
o Process final disbursement accounts using DA-Desk system; including reviewing supporting documents, and importing disbursement account file into Dynamics SL.
o Regularly monitor group email for advances, and liaise with Operations department to ensure expenses and advances are recorded in the GL.
o Reconcile vendor statements to GL.
o Process month-end items.
● Accounts receivable:
o Monitor and record incoming funds and send internal and external confirmations for funds received.
o Follow up internally (using aging reports from GL) on outstanding receivable balances from customers, and missing documentation from brokers.
o Coordinate with operations department to issue invoices.
o Coordinate time-charter receivables and process hire-statements.
● Other tasks:
o Assist with external audit requests and respond to inquiries.
o Perform monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts held by the Company.
o Assist CFO and Assistant Controller in other ad-hoc requests.
o Back-up for other accounting functions.
Required Essential Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
● Accounting undergraduate degree with fundamental accounting knowledge.
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office – specifically, in Excel.
● Working knowledge of standard accounting software (preferably Dynamics SL in the shipping or logistics industry).
● Clear and proactive communicator through verbal and written interactions.
● Problem-solving and time-management skills with the ability to multi-task.
● Self-motivated and able to take initiative to identify and solve problems.