Staff Accountant- Midtown

Grant Associates - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.4


Junior Staff Accountant
Grant Associates is a national, award-winning workforce development company. Since opening our doors in 1997, we have collaborated with government agencies to develop workforce programs and solutions that advance job seekers, businesses and local economies, all with exceptional results.

At Grant Associates, we know every community’s workforce needs are unique. With proven models and in active partnership with government, Grant Associates’ mission is to tailor solutions that build workforce capacity, proving over the past two decades that our approach helps a community reach its potential.

Working under contract with federal, state and local agencies, Grant Associates has served more than 20,000 companies and helped more than 100,000 people define realistic goals, further their education and training, find jobs and embark on new career paths.

General Description
This position is responsible to assist in the monthly financial closing. Responsibilities may include account analysis, preparation of journal entries, accounts receivable and cash receipts postings, accounts payable coding, prepaid and cash reconciliations, fixed asset analysis and year-end audit requirements. Assistance with monthly billings may also be required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.

Responsibilities
Assist with the monthly financial closing
Prepare various account analysis
Prepare monthly reconciliations including cash
Assist in preparing accounts receivable aging
Assist with monthly billing
Assist with budget reporting
Assist with accounts payable
Prepare journal entries
Assist with time sheet review
Assist with prepaid and accruals
Assist with inputting budgets and invoices to various systems
All other duties as assigned
Assist and serve as back up in the processing of bi-weekly payroll through ADP and processing of weekly time-cards in SL
Assist employees with resolving time-card related issues
Work and Education Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
1-2 years at most of experience in general accounting
Excellent computer skills (Excel)
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of GAAP
Familiarity with Government Contracting Accounting software a plus.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports to business leaders, managers and staff. Ability to speak effectively before managers, staff and customers.

MATHEMATICAL AND REASONING SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, businesses and community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties with awareness and in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; occasionally walk and stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The employee may work extended work hours while performing the duties of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.