Staff Accountant

Date Posted: May 29, 2024

  • Job Structure On-site
  • Job Location Knoxville, TN

Job Description

Summary

The Staff Accountant will play a key role in managing financial records, ensuring compliance with regulations, and supporting the overall financial health of the company. This role involves a variety of accounting tasks, including journal entries, reconciliations, financial reporting, and assisting with audits. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • General Ledger Accounting:
    • Prepare and post journal entries accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts.
  • Financial Reporting:
    • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
    • Prepare and analyze financial reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with accounting standards.
  • Account Reconciliation:
    • Perform account reconciliations to ensure the accuracy of financial data.
    • Investigate and resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable:
    • Assist with the processing of accounts payable and receivable transactions.
    • Ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices and collection of receivables.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting:
    • Assist in the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts.
    • Monitor budget variances and report findings to management.
  • Audit and Compliance:
    • Support internal and external audits by providing necessary documentation and information.
    • Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies, and procedures.
  • Tax Preparation and Filing:
    • Assist in the preparation and filing of tax returns.
    • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal tax regulations.
  • Other Duties:
    • Support the finance team with ad hoc projects and tasks as needed.
    • Stay updated with accounting standards and industry best practices.

Qualifications

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
    • CPA certification or progress towards CPA is a plus.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of accounting experience.
    • Experience in the [industry] is preferred.
  • Skills:
    • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
    • Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, SAP, Oracle) and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

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