Staff Accountant Job Description


 The Staff Accountant reports to the controller and assists in the responsibilities of the Finance/Accounting Department to include the maintenance of financial records, reports, and the general ledger.  This position performs various general accounting functions and is also responsible for billing activities which include accounts payable and accounts receivable.  The Staff Accountant also performs administrative duties such as providing telephone support to vendors, customers, and other internal company departments.



Job Responsibilities


  • Prepare accounting related entries to numerous registers, journals, and logs to record revenues, expenses, and other financial activity
  • Follow established accounting processes (internal company procedures)
  • Perform accounts payable activities to ensure accuracy and timeliness of invoice entry and payments and to maximize discounts where applicable
  • Perform daily bank reconciliation and record daily cash activity
  • Provide detailed analysis and explanations of all transactions
  • Perform such other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Prepare correspondence as needed within the department
  • Develops and implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommend changes where appropriate
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Department coverage in the absence of the Controller
  • Other general duties as assigned by the Controller


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