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SPRINGFIELD, MO | Full Time
4 Days Ago

Job Description

Job Title: Accountant

Reports To: Controller

Classification: Salary/ Non-Exempt

Job Summary

Killian Construction Company is looking for an Accountant to provide assistance with the general accounting function including; preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers and account and bank reconciliations. Assisting with monthly closings and account analysis and supporting the Controller in carrying out the responsibilities of the accounting and finance department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains financial records for companies by analyzing balance sheets and general ledger accounts
  • Monthly state tax reporting
  • Reconcile general and subsidiary bank accounts by gathering and balancing information
  • Month end journal entries and close process
  • Assist in general ledger operations and closings and preparation of monthly financial statements
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts
  • Analyze income statements for variances and report to Controller
  • Prepare analysis of accounts as requested
  • Assist with year-end closings
  • Assist in preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Monitor and resolve bank issues
  • Assist with preparation and coordination of the audit process
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 2-5 years accounting experience required
  • Previous experience in Construction Accounting preferred
  • Experienced using Construction accounting software; experience with Acumatica a plus
  • Knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices
  • Advance QuickBooks, Excel & VBA experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with financial reporting
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding accounting, finances and taxation
  • Technical accounting skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Deadline and detail oriented, performs work with a high level of accuracy
  • Great people skills and a positive attitude will also be an attribute of the perfect candidate

 

Physical requirements

  • Sitting 90%
  • Standing and walking 10%
  •  Ability to lift, push, or pull to 15 pounds on an occasional basis

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