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Job Description

Position Overview

The Staff Accountant is responsible for maintaining the general ledger and assisting with month-close procedures as well as ad hoc projects as necessary. Ideal candidates will have either a background in public accounting or industry, preferably with life sciences and/or medical device experience, and the ability and desire to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

The successful candidate will report to directly to the Assistant Controller and play an instrumental role in the financial growth of the Company.

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare journal entries and perform period end general ledger close
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations to ensure all Company cash, prepaid expenses, and liabilities are properly recorded and accrued
  • Prepare monthly flux analysis including cash
  • Interface with customers on collection activity
  • Assist in grant management, including compliance to terms and reporting
  • File necessary regulatory filings, including 1099s, Sales and Use Tax Return, and others as necessary
  • Review the monthly variance analysis and make recommendations for resolution of issues
  • Ensure the accounting function continually provides first class customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Partner effectively with both internal and external business partners, including auditors, to address and resolve accounting and reporting issues
  • Assist with special projects, analysis and other tasks as appropriate

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting
  • 1 - 3 years of relevant work experience in either public accounting and/or life sciences organization; medical device/diagnostics company experience a plus
  • CPA preferred
  • Experience with US GAAP
  • Highly proficient with Excel and overall M/S Office proficiency
  • Experience with Netsuite is a plus
  • Elite attention to detail and accuracy
  • Professional, responsive, and customer-focused working relationships with all levels of staff
  • Ability to clearly communicate about accounting issues verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work seamlessly in a cross-functional, rapidly changing environment, and to lead and drive complex initiatives
  • Attention to detail, organized and thorough with desire for continuous improvement
  • Positive team attitude with a willingness to work on both smaller and large tasks to help get the job done

Skills for Staff Accountant

The job skills required for Staff Accountant include Accounting, Analysis, General Ledger, GAAP, CPA,and Attention to Detail 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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Career Path for Staff Accountant

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