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Robert Half Staff Accountant in Santa Fe, New Mexico


If you have governmental / fund accounting experience and are looking for a great place to work, Robert Half has an opportunity for you as a full-time Staff Accountant!

Candidates should be driven by challenges and working with many components. The Staff Accountant will prepare journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation. To succeed in this role, you will need to perform internal reporting during the monthly close, participate in compliance, interact with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules reporting processes. This is a challenging, multi-faceted opportunity in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area, at a company where effort is rewarded. If you're a detail-oriented and analytical thinker with a talent for creating Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets, this may be the role for you.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain capital lease and monthly payment schedules

  • Perform the month end close and produce journal entries under minimal supervision

  • Recurring journal entries maintenance and reconciliation

  • Impromptu reporting and special projects, when requested

  • Support the month end, quarter end and year end closing process by preparing monthly financial close workbooks

  • Maintain fixed asset ledgers, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet and income statement analyses for management reporting

  • Manage intercompany billings, transactions, and reconciliation

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

  • Assist in implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • In-depth experience with month end balance sheet account reconciliations

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

  • Produce complex journal entries and account reconciliations which include, but are not limited to, cash, prepaid expenses, and payroll

** Great growth opportunities exist with generous PTO/Holiday/Sick of 36 days! Laptop and phone provided! Ideal for candidates in the Santa Fe / Los Alamos area.

** Contact Joe Mercadante at (505) 465-7515 for immediate and confidential consideration


Ideal candidate will have:

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

  • 3+ years of Governmental / Fund Accounting

  • Proficient with Excel spreadsheets

  • Abila MIP experience preferred

  • Adjusting Journal Entries experience preferred

  • Adeptness in Bank Account Reconciliation

  • Proficiency in journal entries

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Monthly Account Reconciliation

  • Solid understanding of general ledger

  • Account reconciliation experience

  • Fully formed organizational, written and verbal communication skills

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