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Staff Accountant

Wilmington, NC | Other
2 Days Ago

Job Description

Overview

We are seeking a Staff Accountant to join the GPM Accounting Team!  The Staff Accountant is responsible for performing high level accounting tasks, detailed analysis, general ledger entries and account reconciliations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices.

Responsibilities

  • Perform accounting for various transactions of the business and ensure they are properly accounted for and accurately reflected in the financial statements
  • Analyze financial data and use independent judgment for purposes of identifying variances, when possible resolving accounting operating system issues, compiling statistical information and developing procedures to improve current processes
  • Research a wide variety of financial topics in order to provide information or recommendations that impact the organizations operations
  • Responsible for general ledger entries, reconciliations and financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices
  • Process incoming payments from customers, vendors and other misc transactions. (This requires partial-day attendance in the Wilmington, NC office 2 – 3 days per week.
  • Conform and adhere to internal controls over accounting procedures as set forth by upper management
  • Interfaces frequently with various levels within the organization

Qualifications

  •  Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance
  • 3 years of General Ledger Accounting and reconciliation experience in a corporate environment
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP
  • Proficient in the utilization of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
  • Ability to multi-task and complete projects within specific deadlines
  • Experience completing detailed accounting schedules
  • Ability to read and understand P&L statements
  • Strong computer, presentation and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management skills

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