Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Accounting Assistant

A friend of mine sent this job description from her company in the Westport area:

Job Description:
Clayton area consulting firm is searching for an Accounting Assistant! Direct Hire for the right candidate!
Location: St. Louis, MO. (clayton area)
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
-Assist with the day-to-day accounting activities of small business client engagements in accordance with Client Service Standards, including, but not limited to establishing a chart of accounts (for new companies), payroll processing, accounts payable/prepare checks, and accounts receivable/invoices, record income and expenses, etc.
-Reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
-Prepare or assist with recording of transactions and general ledger accounting, i.E. Journal entries.
-Assist in maintaining Fixed Asset reporting and depreciation schedules.
-Maintain client records and files, including general ledger, on automated systems.
-Prepare sales tax returns for multiple cities and counties.
-Prepare payroll tax reports and filings.
-Prepare 1099 and W-2 forms.
-Monitor budget and cash flow.
-Review client documentation and format for use in preparation of financial reports, financial statements and tax return preparation.
-Perform financial analyses, as requested.
-Implement accounting policies and procedures.
-Assist with other accounting duties, as needed.

Job Requirements:
-Associates degree in Accounting or related degree, preferred but not required
-Prior public accounting experience is preferred
-Strong technical skills including the ability to effectively utilize technology and the commitment to learning in a technology environment
-Strong team orientation
-Energetic, enthusiastic and willingness to take initiative and instruction
-Ability to meet challenging client requirements and provide quality client service
-Utilize analytical and research abilities
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel required).
-Experience with QuickBooks is required, Peachtree is a plus
-Excellent interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
-Strict adherence to professional ethics
-Ability to successfully contribute to the success of a strategic business unit of the firm

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