Staff Accountant

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.


Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions. 


Distributes expenditures, encumbrances, receipts, and receivables according to schedules. 


Performs statistical analyses to determine trends, estimates, and significant changes, and writes narrative reports explaining findings.


Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position for other managers. 


Audits contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement. 


Determines proper handling of financial transactions and approves transactions within designated limits. 


Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures. 


Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports. 


Installs, modifies, documents, and coordinates implementation of accounting systems and accounting control procedures. 


Devises and implements system for general accounting.  Makes recommendations regarding the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.  Conducts studies and submits recommendations for improving the organizations accounting operation. 


Collects appropriate data and prepares federal, state, and local reports and tax returns.


Other duties as needed.





To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data.


Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.


Project Management - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.


Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality.


Oral Communication - Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.


Written Communication - Presents numerical data effectively.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.


Visionary Leadership - Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.


Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.


Managing People - Takes responsibility for subordinates activities; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates skills and encourages growth; Improves processes, products and services.


Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.


Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability.


Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.


Ethics - Keeps commitments; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.


Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.


Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.


Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.


Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


Quality - Monitors own work to ensure quality.


Adaptability - Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Dependability - Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience Bachelor’s degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 1
  • Negotiable
  • None
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  • Hi-348903
  • Permanent
  • 25

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