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Robert Half Staff Accountant in Wayne, New Jersey


Global food import and manufacturing company seeks a Staff/Senior Accountant to join their growing finance & accounting group. Great opportunity for someone with general accounting skills to learn cost accounting and analysis. Robert Half is working with a thriving, fast-paced company that recognizes talent and effort, to find an ambitious, detail-oriented Staff/Senior Accountant. This position is a challenging, multi-faceted opportunity to work for a company that recognizes and rewards hard work. The ideal candidate for this position can prepare journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation and be responsible for many aspects of internal reporting during the monthly close. If you want to participate in compliance, interact with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules reporting processes, this role might be right for you. Do you have a complex understanding of Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets? You'll be preferred for this role.

Key responsibilities

  • Periodic maintenance and reconciliation of journal entries

  • Manage depreciation, fixed asset ledgers, and reconciliation

  • Special projects and impromptu reporting, upon request

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

  • Organize and review a variety of financial data, reporting it in a way that is useful and understandable

  • Take part in various department-wide initiatives

  • Conduct month end close and compose journal entries with minimal supervision

  • Become well-versed in month end balance sheet account reconciliations

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

  • Maintain intercompany transactions, billings, and reconciliation

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

  • Manage schedules for monthly payments and capital lease

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

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

  • Proficient in ERP systems

  • Spreadsheet and database capabilities

  • Adeptness in Inventory Audits

  • Cost accounting experience required

  • General ledger experience desired

  • Deep understanding of financial reporting

  • Monthly Financial Reporting experience preferred

  • Experience with inventory analysis

  • Candidate must possess first-rate analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills required

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and constantly changing company environment

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

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

  • Be detailed, flexible, and organized

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

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