Accountant

Galaide Professional Services, Inc. - Hagåtña, GU

30+ days agoFull-time

The position of the accountant performs accounting work of more than average difficulty; may train, and direct clerical employees in the maintenance of financial reporting procedures and application of accounting principles as needed; and to perform related work as required. This is a journey level non-supervisory position. Under general direction of the Director of Business Operations as well as the other company executive leaders, the incumbent performs the most difficult accounting tasks of collecting, classifying and summarizing fiscal data, interpreting financial data, and monitoring financial reporting procedures.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:

  • Maintains and reconciles subsidiary and control accounts.
  • Manage general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and assets accounting.
  • Enter general journal entries, billings and invoices in QuickBooks financial system.
  • Process and monitor company’s payroll, tax reports, gross receipts taxes, and all corporate taxes to ensure all are paid and in compliance with applicable laws.
  • Work closely with Director of Business Operations and all board members by preparing and providing reports, charts and graphs of analysis on company’s financial status, performance; tracking of current year budget and project future year budget.
  • Prepare bank reconciliation of company general and payroll accounts.
  • Send out monthly statements and follow-up with clients on status of collections.
  • Prepare accounts payable or reimbursement checks for signature(s).
  • Monitor and develop financial status reports for company loan requirements from financial institutions.
  • Monitor and prepare reporting of all costing data for projects/contracts.
  • Review and monitor monthly, quarterly and closing reports required by local and federal government.
  • Provide advice and counsel to board members on local and federal government accounting and tax laws.
  • Develop internal controls and financial policies based on accounting standards mandated by appropriate laws.
  • Calculate indirect and/or direct costs related to federal contracts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • Accounting and bookkeeping principles, practices and procedures.
  • Office practices and procedures in processing and recording accounting or bookkeeping transactions.
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), QuickBooks and Federal Government invoice processing program iRAPT (training can/will be provided).
  • Government and cost accounting.
  • Policies, procedures and requirements established by Defense Contracting Audit Agency (DCAA) and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) or obtain the knowledge if not known previously.
  • Telephone, office, and online etiquette.
  • Current technology and trends in the profession.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Interpret, analyze, and reconcile accounting and computer financial transactions and reports.
  • Perform arithmetic calculations accurately.
  • Operate computer equipment and calculating machines.
  • Analyze and interpret various financial reports.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Establish effective working relationships with management, employees and the public representing diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Treat all employees and representatives of outside agencies with courtesy and respect.
  • Assess internal/external customer needs and ensure customer’s receipt of needed services through personal service or making appropriate referrals.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information; analyze and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds and function calmly in challenging situations, which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact and diplomacy.

Desirable Traits

Leadership, Communicates Effectively, Knowledge Worker, Holds Self and Others Accountable, Problem Solving and Innovation, Demonstrates Ethical Behavior, Leverage Resources, Drives to Excel, Maximizes Team Effectiveness, Supportive of Change.

Education and/or Experience

Education, training, and/or experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above. Examples of qualifying education/experience:

  • Two (2) years of experience as a Senior Account Clerk or Account Clerk Specialist performing difficult clerical accounting work; OR,
  • Three (3) years of recent accounting or bookkeeping experience performing maintenance of entry accounts (such as collecting, classifying or summarizing fiscal transactions) and preparing periodic statements and reports; OR,
  • An Associate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in accounting and one (1) year experience as a Senior Account Clerk or Account Clerk Specialist performing difficult clerical accounting work; OR,
  • An Associate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in accounting or bookkeeping experience performing maintenance of entry accounts (such as collecting, classifying or summarizing fiscal transactions) and preparing periodic statements and report’s.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS

License

A valid Guam Class C driver’s license, which must be maintained throughout employment in this class, is required at the time of appointment, or the ability to arrange necessary and timely transportation for the field travel. Employees in this class may be required to use their own vehicle.

Certification/Registration

None required.

SPECIAL NOTES

Working Conditions

Office environment; exposure to computer screens.

Essential Physical Characteristics

The physical characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classifications. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a qualified disability to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

Continuous: upward and downward flexion of the neck. Frequent: standing, sitting, bending and stooping, twisting of waist, side-to-side turning of neck; fine finger dexterity to operate keyboards and writing materials. Occasional: walking, standing, bending and twisting of neck, squatting, simple grasping, reaching above and below shoulder level, and lifting and carrying files weighing up to 15-20 pounds.

Background Investigation

Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness. Misdemeanor and/or felony convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and recentness. Candidates must provide latest copy of police and court clearances. A background investigation may/may not be conducted.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

Candidates for this position will serve a 6-month probationary period. Benefits are not affected by this period and are subject to the company’s standard 90-day policy.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Accounting/Bookkeeping: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • Associate (Required)

Location:

  • Hagåtña, GU (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)