HQ - Staff Accountant
Atlanta, Georgia  


We have a Contract position for "HQ - Staff Accountant" with one of our direct clients in Atlanta, Georgia for initial contract duration of  3+ months. No third party candidates considered for this position. US citizens and all those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

In addition to overall experience in job description, the below is most important

  • Sound knowledge of the overall flow of payroll transactions through the P&L and BS;
  • Sound knowledge of the payroll process and reconciliation of transactions with third party service vendors (e.g. ADP)
  • Strong excel know how (intermediate to advanced)
  • 18+ months experience in use of Blackline reconciliation software (should include knowledge of the matching tool and the accrual, amortization and sub-ledger template formats)

Responsible for assisting in the day-to-day maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and in preparing basic financial reports. Records journal entries assist with daily and monthly asset management, complete sales tax returns and performs variance analysis. Processes reports to support account details and assists field personnel with issues and questions. Reports to Accounting Supervisor.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepares timely balance sheet reconciliations for benefits and payroll related accounts
  • Prepares timely balance sheet reconciliations for other accounts as assigned ensuring appropriate and timely resolution of reconciling items
  • Ensures general ledger accounts are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Prepares and/or assists with consolidation and other general ledger processes
  • Journal entry preparation and review
  • Assists subsidiaries with account analysis and research
  • Participates in development of functional specifications for projects and updates and ensures customizations are defined, documented, and tested, and conclusions are properly documented
  • Evaluates trends, identifies and investigates unusual or unexpected account variances
  • Generates daily and monthly reports to assist in above duties
  • Prepares other management and statutory reports, as required
  • Makes recommendations to resolve issues and makes corrections, as necessary
  • Process asset management transactions daily and monthly
  • Assist with Intercompany Billings
  • Fulfill Audit Requests and Controls Review
  • Promotes teamwork between operational groups and departments
  • Assist with Blackline Reporting and distribution to management
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years accounting experience
  • Basic knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures as relates to general ledger accounting
  • PeopleSoft experience preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent computer skills, especially with Excel
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team player

 

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