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Robert Half Staff Accountant in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa


Robert Half has an opportunity for you to become a critical part of an innovative Healthcare, Hospitals, Social Assistance company, as a full-time Staff Accountant. We're looking for people who are driven by a challenging work environment with many components. The Staff Accountant will prepare journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation. This role will involve internal reporting during the monthly close, participation in compliance, interaction with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and reviewing schedules reporting processes. This Cedar Rapids, Iowa area-based position is a challenging, multi-faceted opportunity to work for a company that recognizes and rewards hard work. To thrive in this position, you will need to be a detail-oriented and analytical thinker with a talent for creating Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets.


  • Contribute to the implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Prepare financial statements for assigned departments including income statements

  • Arrange schedules for capital lease and monthly payments

  • Survey and organize various financial data, reporting it in a useful and understandable manner

  • Play a part in a variety of department-wide initiatives

  • Maintain intercompany transactions, billings, and reconciliation

  • Assemble journal entries and thorough account reconciliations that include, but are not limited to, cash, prepaid expenses, and payroll

  • Oversee depreciation, fixed asset ledgers, and reconciliation

  • Prepare monthly financial close workbooks to support the month end, quarter end and year end closing process

  • Compose analyses for income statements and monthly balance sheets for management reporting

  • In-depth knowledge of reconciling month end balance sheet accounts

  • Compose journal entries and conduct the month end close with minimal supervision

  • Upon request, take part in special projects and impromptu reporting


  • Mature organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Ability to work within spreadsheets and databases

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Ability to prioritize deals and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent, and to thrive in a dynamic, high pressure environment

  • Great attention to detail

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines

  • Financial analysis experience highly preferred

  • Background working with reconciliations

  • Adeptness in Annual Budget

  • Deep understanding of Income Statements

  • Earlier work involving Ecw would be a plus

  • Practical knowledge of Fixed Asset Accounting

  • Financial statement preparation experience

  • Good understanding of Microsoft Excel

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Annual Budget

  • Solid understanding of Accounting Principles

  • Dynamics experience highly valued

  • Balance sheets experience preferred

  • General familiarity with Refund Checks

  • Previous experience working with Dynamics GP would be helpful

  • Journal entries experience

  • Efficient in ERP systems

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics preferred, minimum of AS/AA required

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