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Staff Accountant

Kforce Finance and Accounting

This is a Full-time position in Union, NJ posted November 30, 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client in search of a Staff Accountants
– Retail in Union, New Jersey (NJ).

Responsibilities will include: Primary responsibility is the coordination and completion of the fiscal month end closing process; Ensure journal entries are recorded timely and accurately Preparing account analysis and reconciliations on various balance sheet and income statement accounts using Excel including pivot tables or Access databases; Provide explanations for significant variances to prior year or budget amounts in a clear and concise manner Prepare schedules for the year-end audit and quarterly reviews Operate as the liaison between the Accounting Team and other business partners involved in the month end closing process Complete special projects and additional responsibilities as assigned; Some assignments may require this individual to work closely with business partners and be proactive in addressing their needs Develop written procedures to ensure adherence, consistency and overall efficiency of the department and assist in cross training Assist in the implementation of process improvements in order to create efficiencies and reduce timeframes for deliverables in the financial close and reporting processes REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with strong knowledge of GAAP; CPA or CPA candidate preferred Strong accounting background with 3-5 years of accounting experience; Experience in a Big 4 Accounting firm and/or retail environment a plus Strong proficiency in general accounting and financial analysis Stellar communication skills (oral, written, and listening) Excellent interpersonal skills
– able to work effectively as a team member Ability to pick up responsibilities quickly Self-starter with the ability to work independently and communicate progress Analytic and problem-solving skills are a must Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize responsibilities accordingly Strong organizational skills Dedication, passion, attentive to detail and ability to effectively multi-task operations/projects with deadlines Strong computer skills including expertise in Excel (including VLOOKUP and pivot tables) and Access Lawson general ledger knowledge a plus Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.