Staff Accountant

Strategic Connections Inc. logo white on black
Job Category: ADMIN
Job Location: Triangle (Raleigh)

The Staff Accountant is responsible for analyzing complex financial data in order to prepare financial reports and
journals, developing and performing analysis as well as reconciliations of accounting data and general ledger
accounts; perform technical accounting research and provide details to the team as needed. Research month-end
variances to assist with the period-end close process and subsequent reporting. Assist with other time sensitive
needs as identified and communicated; Update applicable accounting policies and procedures as needed.
Demonstrate a deep understanding of GAAP; lead or assist in preparation for external review. Lead and contribute
to special projects as assigned. Manage Accounts Receivable and daily collections. The Staff Accountant will
demonstrate initiative in understanding process flows and controls. This position is responsible for general
accounting, trend analysis and profit/loss accounts.

  • Retains overall responsibility for all accounting functions including Accounts Receivable and Accounts
  • Comprehensive understanding of chart of accounts and the attributes of each account in order to perform
    monthly reconciliations of asset, liability and equity accounts.
  • Manage daily collections and cash management
  • Perform regular and recurring accounting functions that require professional competence
  • Perform month-end closing activities such as preparing and reviewing reconciliations and journal entries
  • Analyzes variance of actual to budget results monthly and reviews with department managers.
  • Generate, analyze, review and communication of financial data that reflects actual finance performance
    against the budget
  • Forecasts short and long-range cash requirements as a basis for maintaining adequate funds availability.
  • Executes cash disbursements for payment of company expenditures.
  • Prepare various reports and conduct ad hoc projects as required
  • Work with external auditors in providing documentation/information
  • Document accounting procedures and transactions that will later be used for financial management
  • Propose suggestions to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Identify potential control weaknesses and
    suggesting solutions to strengthen controls
  • Communicate on behalf of the company to other contacts and agencies outside the company
  • Monitor bank receipts for incoming cash daily and apply cash receipts efficiently and correctly to client
  • Input and allocate checks, credit card, ACH payments into the company’s practice management system.
  • Responsible for all activities related to client billing management including preparing and auditing client
    invoices in compliance with the company’s policy and specific client billing guidelines.
  • Identify billing issues, tracking discrepancies within billing from point of entry in the system through billing
    live invoicing.
  • Perform analysis of client aging and follow up on receipts.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of all client accounts.
  • Analyze unbilled revenue and receivable monthly and ensure timely resolution of outstanding amounts.
  • Perform petty cash, monthly accruals, and bank reconciliation.
  • Update client information in the master billing files; researching and responds to inquiries relating to client
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of accounting experience.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of cash collection and accounts receivable management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to administer moderately complex accounting functions with only general supervision
  • Proficient in the use of accounting systems and software.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to adjust priorities to meet deliverables and deadlines.
  • Deep understanding of GAAP and thorough knowledge of general ledger accounting
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and research skills.
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