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Staff Accountant

Colchester, VT | Full Time
8 Days Ago

Job Description

We are a mid-sized company of environmental consultants and engineers and technical, scientific, and business software application developers and engineers that provides environmental, health and safety services to large industrial companies.

 

The Staff Accountant performs a variety of tasks in broad-spectrum areas of accounting and administration. 


Essential duties

  • Perform basic research into billing inquiries from clients.
  • Accounts payable. 
  • Accounts receivable and collections. 
  • Reconcile credit card statements. 
  • Monitor client accounts to follow up on, collect, and allocate payments.
  • Process credit card payments and record payments.
  • Purchase supplies, services and equipment under the direction and supervision of the project manager.
  • Generate and send out invoices to clients.

Position requirements

  • 3 years of experience in an accounting position.
  • The ability to interact with many different types of individuals, including executives, scientists, engineers, and other business professionals.
  • Strong technical writing and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate ideas and properly describe problems and solutions.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Display a solid work history and proven record of success.
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel; Adobe Acrobat proficiency is a plus.
  • Accurate data entry skills (45 words per minute with minimal errors).
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Working conditions

  • The job requires some physical exertion, including sitting, standing, occasional light lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling. The job requires operation of standard office equipment, including computers, telephones, copiers, etc. The job requires following written and oral instructions, attention to detail, ability to multitask, ability to work with others and ability to meet deadlines.  The job requires following established policies and procedures, meeting quality and safety standards and regular attendance. The job requires making decisions based on experience and knowledge without supervision and requires responsibility for results.


Other desirable skills 

  • Experience with Accounts Receivable such as collections and billing.
  • Experience using Quickbooks and Quickbooks Online.

Skills for Staff Accountant

The job skills required for Staff Accountant include Accounting, Accounts Receivable, QuickBooks, Billing, Attention to Detail,and Responsibility etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a Staff Accountant. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Staff Accountant. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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