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Staff Accountant


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




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