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Staff Accountant

Location: 

Salt Lake City, US Chicago, US

Job Title

Staff Accountant

 

Job Description

The Staff Accountant will support the North American Finance Department in accounts receivable and accounts payable functions, month-end close and financial statement processes, journal entry preparation and review, bank and balance sheet reconciliations, and other financial activities.  

 

In this role, you will be asked to: 

 

  • Collaborate effectively as required with local Utah finance personnel in addition to the larger North American finance group 
  • Perform various month-end bank and balance sheet reconciliations 
  • Create invoices according to company practices; submit invoices to customers accurately and in a timely manner
  • Prepare, verify, and record customer payments 
  • Maintain and update customer files, including name or address changes, invoice contacts, etc. 
  • Identify delinquent customer accounts by reviewing reports/files, and draft correspondence for collections purposes
  • Manage credit card and expense reporting processes 
  • Enter and process vendor bills accurately and in a timely manner, with a broader understanding of the accounting implications of the vendor transactions 
  • Create and send paper checks as necessary
  • Initiate vendor bill payments by ACH/wire on a regular basis
  • Prepare, review and post payroll-related journal entries 
  • Assist with updating and tracking team budgets 
  • Assist with the migration of financial data between major accounting systems
  • Perform accounting research as requested to ensure the proper treatment of transactions 
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements
  • Perform analysis of budget-to-actual variances and period-over-period changes in the financial statements 
  • Develop, generate and review various vendor, customer, and financial statement reports to assist with the Finance Department’s reporting needs
  • Provide audit support through the compilation of information to internal/external auditors
  • Identify opportunities for and implement task efficiencies and process improvements
  • Perform other duties as requested

 

Qualifications/Requirements

 

The characteristics and qualities we are looking for:

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Positive attitude, a desire to learn, and a willingness to be mentored/coached
  • Understanding of GAAP accounting and financial statements
  • Excellent professional communication
  • Expect to be a hybrid position, Salt Lake City or Chicago based

 

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Strong work ethic, responsiveness and passion for customer service and quality
  • Excellent team player and interpersonal skills 
  • Organized, proactive, and a track record of following through on commitments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external parties 
  • Ability to work independently, managing schedules and prioritizing tasks with minimal oversight (e.g. remote work situations)
  • Willingness to follow instructions, receive feedback and review comments on work prepared
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt and develop ideas and creative solutions
  • Communicate with team members and managers any questions or issues that arise 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (e.g. pivots, lookups)

 

Education and Experience:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • One to three years of related experience preferred
  • Experience with SAP accounting systems preferred

 


Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City