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Robert Half Staff Accountant in Sarasota, Florida


Take the next step in your accounting career by becoming a salaried, full time project accountant! You'll get the opportunity to grow your skillset and career by solving problems for a range of clients working in multiple industries and software's. We partner with esteemed organizations to find an experienced Staff Accountant for their teams, that go in to work 3, 6, 9, 12 month projects. You are full time through Robert Half, so you are salaried, even between projects. We then offer educational opportunities to grow your career when you are between projects in the field. All of the opportunities are local to the Sarasota market, either onsite, remote or hybrid.

The responsibilities of the Staff Accountant include preparing journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation. During the monthly close, you will have charge over many aspects of internal reporting. You'll also be participating in compliance, reviewing schedules for the reporting processes, and staying connected with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits. A very involved position, the Staff Accountant spends a good deal of time producing Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets.


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

  • Assist in the month end, quarter end and year end closing process including monthly financial close workbook preparation

  • Carry out month end close, journal entries, without supervision

  • Oversee the creation of monthly balance sheet and income statement analyses for reporting to management

  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as requested

  • Maintain capital lease and monthly payment schedules

  • Commentate on a wide variety of financial data and communicate it in a useful and understandable manner

  • Be responsible for account reconciliations including prepaid expenses, payroll, and other assignments

  • Maintain fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliations

    Requirements - Vow to meet business deadlines

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

  • Efficient in ERP systems

  • Strong analytical capabilities and discernment

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

  • Accounts Payable (AP) experience preferred

  • Monthly Financials experience

  • Microsoft Excel experience desired

  • Adeptness in Subcontract Agreements

  • Strong familiarity with billing

  • Foundational knowledge in Job Cost

  • Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibilities

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

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Detailed and have the ability work independently

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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