Staff Accountant

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POSITION SUMMARY

Direct responsibility for maintaining general ledger accounts, preparing journal entries and posting to the General Ledger, assisting in inventory and fixed asset management, serving as an intermediary between Operations and the Accounting department, managing operational data, and producing various accounting and financial reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

• Assisting the Accounting Manager and Controller in the direction of the accounting functions of the organization.

• Assisting the Accounting Manager and Controller in ensuring timeliness and accuracy of the financial statements.

• Analyzing variances, preparing explanations, and providing support for actual vs. budgeted performance.

• Presenting the various accounting reports to the top management and making suitable observations and recommendations.

• Managing operational data and maintaining data accuracy and integrity.

• Preventing inaccuracies in financial statements by setting up internal control systems and adopting proper policies for financial reporting.

• Reviewing financial data to ensure fairness and completeness of the data.

• Assisting in the development of system controls for ensuring data integrity.

• Developing proper operational data documentation and troubleshooting procedures.

• Conducting account reconciliations and analysis.

• Assisting in the company’s monthly and yearly closing.

• Assisting in special projects.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. 
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others. 
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task. 
  • Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer. 
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. 
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy. 
  • Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation. 
  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct. 
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. 
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely. 
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. 
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. 

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting - Required

Experience: 1- 3 years in the Accounting field

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Excel – Required; Experience with JD Edwards - Preferred

Certifications & Licenses: CPA or CPA Candidate - Preferred

Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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