Staff Accountant
Job Details
COLLEGE AVE - Columbus, OH
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Position Summary: Performs general accounting, including preparing balance sheets, income statements & cash flow statements. Reconciles general ledger, bank accounts, petty cash records, cash disbursement accounts, payroll accounts & customer accounts. Manages accounts receivable balances & collections processes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
General Staff Accountant Job Duties:
Assists in preparing internal financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments.
Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports & verifying information.
Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts.
Prepares payments by accruing expenses; assigning account numbers; requesting disbursements; reconciling accounts.
Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures & recommending changes.
Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
Specific Duties/Responsibilities:
Performs general accounting and other related duties for the organization.
Assists in preparing monthly / quarterly / annual balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
Inputs the annual budget and projections into accounting software.
Reconciles general ledger accounts and assists in closing the monthly books.
Assists in reconciling bank accounts monthly, verifies deposits & expenditures, and addresses inquiries from banks.
Maintains petty cash records; reconciles and replenishes monthly for all sites.
Reconciles cash disbursement accounts, payroll accounts, customer accounts, and other financial accounts.
Manages accounts receivable balances and collections process; reports delinquent accounts quarterly to collection agency.
Verifies and/or completes payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensures payments are charged to the appropriate accounts.
Provides outside auditors with assistance; gathers necessary account information and documents to perform annual audit.
Assists outside tax accountants with preparation of federal, state, and local government income tax forms.
Maintains knowledge of acceptable accounting practices and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.

1. Knowledge and Education - Minimum Required or Preferred: Bachelors degree in accounting or related business field required.
2. Experience - Minimum Required or Preferred: At least two years of related experience preferred.
3. Special Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent time management & organizational skills and attention to detail. Knowledge of general financial accounting, basic cost accounting and best practice internal controls. Understanding of and the ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles. Ability to correctly prepare reports for tax reporting. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software and accounting software. Ability to quickly learn and apply other software packages, including Salesforce based software.
4. Physical Requirements: Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.