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Robert Half Accounting Consultant in Portland, Maine


The Accounting Consultant will be tasked to assist the accounting department of a company. The consultant advises businesses concerning the accounting system used by the organization. It is also through the accounting consultant's help that improvements in the accounting process are proposed, the determination of problematic areas in the workflow, possible issues in the future, and everything that needs upgrading. The accounting consultant also helps businesses conform to legal policies set about by State and Federal legislation.


  • Work independently online of business projects to automate derivative processes and system enhancement testing.

  • Share oversight for recruitment, human resources and advertising.

  • Provide support to accounts payable department in tagging and recording of fix assets during an ERP system transition

  • Work with governance and internal audit team ensuring SOX compliance during monthly & quarterly reviews as well as the annual audit.

  • Collaborate with accounting department in monthly closing process and development of internal controls to support SOX requirements.

  • Improve audit performance of major medical center by clearing backlog of account reconciliations across multiple medical billing systems.

  • Develop strong relationships with auditors; provide direction and oversight for the annual audit process.

  • Review their accounting systems, research ERP systems and recommend a replacement to their current outdate and outsource accounting system.

  • Reconstruct multiple year general ledgers for tax engagements.

  • Research and resolve discrepancies using PeopleSoft and other financial reports.

  • Test PeopleSoft financial software functionality and review existing business processes.

  • Generate highly detail GAAP financial reports requiring precision and rapid turnaround.

  • Verify transactions in compliance with financial policies, procedures and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

  • Analyze and record transactions including the amortization of prepay and accruals and income statement allocation.

  • Audit accounting systems and recommend re-organization of ledgers and sub-ledgers for more accurate financial reporting.


  • Microsoft Excel

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