Staff Accountant

Our client, an innovative social marketing company within the Beauty & Cosmetics Industry is looking for a Staff Accountant to be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in private industry is required.
  • 3+ years of accounting experience in any fields, ideally includes working in a distribution and or manufacturing environment.
  • Medium to large company experience is preferred with high growth or turnaround company tenure.
  • Financial systems skills (especially with SAP S/4 HANA) is a big plus.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills, including V-lookups and pivot tables.
  • General Ledger AR, AP, Fixed Assets
  • Ability to manage a broad range of activities and juggle multiple tasks
  • Team work
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to analyze financial data and to prepare accurate reports in a timely fashion.
  • Knowledge and ability in the use of software applications (e.g. Microsoft, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to maintain detailed records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally in English.
  • Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment and to react with discretion under varying conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and appropriate relationships with employees, vendors, agencies and upper management.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and adjust journal entries in SAP S/4 HANA, post monthly, quarterly and yearly accruals
  • Reconcile accounts in a timely manner
  • Maintain and review the general ledger chart of accounts
  • Help with field work for financial and operational audits
  • Research and correct account discrepancies
  • Reconcile and balance general ledger accounts
  • Assist in the financial reporting process for internal management reporting
  • Analyze and reconcile internal general ledger accounts and bank statements
  • Assists in the timely completion of all debits and credits assigned to them for the successful completion of the month end close
  • Collect the existing deficiencies, bugs and errors of the financial system (SAP S/4 HANA) and open IT tickets for the issues.
  • Work with the Senior accountant and Director of Accounting on the new functional requirements for the financial system
  • Support Director of Accounting and VP of Accounting in addressing auditor’s requests
  • Prepare bank and monthly account reconciliations, ensures that balance sheet reconciliations are completed and reviewed in a timely manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance or VP of Accounting