Robert Half Accountemps Staff Accountant in Newton, Massachusetts

Accountemps is looking for an experienced, organized individual to take on the short term temporary role of Staff Accountant at a growing, dynamic company in the IT Software industry. As a Staff Accountant, you will prepare journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance and general ledger reconciliation. You will be responsible for many aspects of internal reporting during the monthly close. In addition, you will support the development and implementation of accounting policies. In addition, you will take part in compliance, communicate with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules for the reporting processes. This very involved position works to produce Cash Flow projections, Financial Statements, and Budgets. Based in the Newton, Massachusetts region, this company offers an engaging and mulit-faceted opportunity where effort is rewarded.

What you get to do every single day

  • Assist in monthly financial close workbook preparation, including annual closing process

  • Take part in various department-wide initiatives

  • Perform month end close, journal entries with minimum supervision

  • Support implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls under SOX and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Be responsible for analysis of income statements and balance sheets and communicate findings to management

  • Carry out fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Maintain capital lease and monthly payment schedules

  • Ad-hoc tasks and special projects, as needed

  • Prepare complex journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll

  • Offer descriptions of a large number of financial data and communicate insights in a useful and understandable manner

  • Current and relevant ERP system experience

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

  • 5+ years of recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Spreadsheet and database capabilities

  • Detailed and have the ability work independently

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel

  • Quality experience with financial reconciliation

  • Deep understanding of NetSuite

  • Journal entries experience preferred

  • Practical knowledge of account reconciliation

  • Accounts payable experience desired

  • Expertise in general ledger

  • Well-founded grasp of cash management

  • General familiarity with bank reconciliations

  • Wide ranging experience with month end closings

  • Proven knowledge of fixed assets

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • Sharp, analytical thinking abilities, always seeking to draw connections and identify the "why"

Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Contact your local Accountemps office at 888.670.5403 or visit www.accountemps.com to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

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