Robert Half International Staff Accountant in Westlake Village, California

Accountemps is looking to find a talented, efficient Staff Accountant to join an esteemed organization. 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'll have responsibility over many aspects of internal reporting. Your duties will also include participating in compliance, reviewing schedules for the reporting processes, and staying connected with our external auditors throughout quarterly reviews and annual audits. A good deal of time in this position will be spent on producing Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. The Westlake Village, California based company is offering this position on a short term temporary basis. They provide an innovative work environment where effort is rewarded.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Be a part of various initiatives spanning multiple departments

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

  • Maintain monthly payment schedules

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

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

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as requested

  • Keep up fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Execute month end close, journal entries, with little supervision

  • Ready 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

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

  • Proven analytical skills - defining problems, collecting relevant data, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending improvement/corrective actions

  • Command of accounts receivable

  • Foundational knowledge in shipping receiving

  • Well-founded grasp of Microsoft Excel

  • Proven knowledge of QuickBooks

  • Solid understanding of accounts payable

  • Consumer collections experience highly desired

  • Strong familiarity with accounts receivable aging

  • High attention to detail

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

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

  • Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Proficient in ERP systems

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

  • experienced organizational, written and verbal communication skills

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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