Accountant Associate


Prepares and analyzes financial information to provide accurate and useful information to management for review and decision making. Assembles, creates, and reconciles month-end accounting entries resolving discrepancies; posts and proves the general ledger; proves bank reconciliations and solves related bank problems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Works with other Accountants in preparing income and balance sheet statements, consolidated statements, and various other accounting statements and reports.
Creates and analyzes financial reports and records for management review.
Verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records.
Assists in special studies and development of improved methods and procedures.
May provide training to clerical staff.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associate Degree in Accounting, Finance or similar area plus related work experience or Bachelors degree in Accounting.

3+ years experience in General Accounting, A/P, or A/R clerical and/or entry-level Accountant positions. Experience with automated accounting and financial management systems. Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance may be substituted for experience.

Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations. Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and interact effectively with management, employees and auditors. Must have the ability to convey financial information to non-financial users. Ability to work independently and meet stringent deadlines. Organizational ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.