Staff Accountant

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JOB TITLE: Staff Accountant       

DEPARTMENT: Finance       

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon experience. Contact for details.

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt            

REPORTS TO: Director of Finance 

LOCATION: Katy, Texas

SCHEDULE: Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SUMMARY: The Staff Accountant to provide general accounting support. An ideal candidate combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles and will help create and analyze financial reports.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares monthly journal entries.
  • Assists with the preparation of monthly financial reports and cash flow projections.
  • Verifies accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications within the financial statements.
  • Coordinates accounting matters with other departments within the division.
  • Analyzing and summarizing financial information.
  • Allocates expenditures to correct accounts according to departmental procedures.
  • Reconciling account balances and bank statements.
  • Verify, allocate, post, and reconcile accounts payable and receivable.
  • Preparing month-end close procedures.
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results.
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending.
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures.
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budgets.
  • Assist with external audits, tax audits, and tax returns.
  • Support month-end and year-end close process.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain internal controls.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field.
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures.
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Occasionally required to stand/walk.
  • Frequently required to sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand, finger dexterity, talk and hear.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 5 pounds.
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