Staff Accountant

Patriot Rail
Published
August 7, 2019
Location
Jacksonville, FL
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Job Type

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Staff Accountant
Job Description
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Staff Accountant may perform any combination of the following: calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain financial data for use in maintaining accounting records.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Prepare, calculate and enter monthly journal entries into the accounting system.
  • Responsible for accounting for multiple entities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Coordinate month-end process with various operations managers, AP and Revenue teams.
  • Analyze monthly financial performance against budget and prepare variance explanations.
  • Prepare ad hoc management reports as needed for research and explanation purposes.
  • Research, identify and correct unusual or incorrect accounting entries.
  • Prepare schedules and sample selections for audit requests.
  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Perform other job-related duties as directed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • BS in Accounting.
  • Must have a strong foundation of accounting knowledge and be able to consistently apply GAAP.
  • Must possess flexibility with work assignments and be able to multi-task.
  • Must be detail-oriented, accurate, and organized.
  • Must have advanced computer and Excel skills
  • General knowledge of accounting and ERP systems.
  • Must maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive information
  • General knowledge of SAP
COMPETENCIES: 
  • Verbal comprehension
       Understand oral and written communications, both general and technical.
  • Communication skills
       Provide clear instructions/directions.
  • Reasoning skills
       Problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Time Management
Values time and manages time effectively.  Effectively prioritizes and can manage a broad range of activities.
  • Technical Learning
Is capable of learning new skills and effectively applying them in their work routine.
ANTICIPATED PERCENT OF TRAVEL:
0%-5%
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