Staff Accountant

Arlington, TX

Post Date: 06/21/2017 Job ID: 42937 Industry: Accounting Pay Rate: $45K-$58K

Staff Accountant Arlington, TX 76001

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This Staff Accountant will be expected to perform basic accounting functions in a fast paced environment, have good communication skills, and be able to balance high-level strategic goals with everyday tasks. This candidate will be able to work well on a team but also be self-motivated to work efficiently on his/her own. This position is a DIRECT HIRE, paying $45k-$58k/yr!

Responsibilities:

  • Understand, adhere, and demonstrate to the company s commitment to QUALITY and SAFETY!
  • Support month-end closing activities, as well as, supporting internal / external audits along with the Controller
  • Complete timely the general ledger reconciliations and records
  • Support the budget process and development of departmental budgets to control costs and find savings opportunities
  • Assist in the preparation activities of the Accounting Department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, weekly metrics, internal and external monthly financial statements, and annual audits and annual budgets
  • Assist Controller and HR in managing some functions such as workers compensation, health insurance, changes to employee status (Baan) or other items as required
  • Preparing capital authorization requests and monitor spending of capital expenditures.
  • Set up new customers and vendors in Baan and perform inventory adjustments.
  • Maintain systems and controls, which verify the integrity of all systems (Baan), processes and data, and enhance the Company's value
  • Cross train on all functions within Finance to assist/support other staff, including A/R, A/P, and payroll.
  • Work directly with control and process owners to ensure understanding and knowledge of SOX processes and procedures.
  • Assess the adequacy of SOX internal controls and efficiencies in business processes.
  • Responsible for documentation of SOX process and control activities via narratives, matrices, and test scripts etc.
  • Audit and test SOX controls to ensure that they are performed as required and is in accordance with test scripts/control objectives and within budgeted time allowed. Testing is adequately documented and cross-referenced and adheres with sample size requirements and internal SOX methodology.
  • Work with process owners to ensure SOX documentation is updated (as needed).
  • Maintain a library of SOX documentation including narratives, test scripts, and risk matrices.
  • Build strong relationships with SOX control and process owner s, IT SOX internal control team, internal audit, external auditors, internal control team and compliance department.
  • Be an active employee in finding continuous improvements, cost reductions or eliminating non-value added tasks to streamline processes
  • May occasionally perform special projects;
  • Maintaining regular and punctual attendance according to shift-times or a pre-arranged work schedule.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must have the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet expectations for required competencies in position, which includes: 1) safety, health, and environmental awareness, 2) business ethics and compliance, 3) technical/professional competence and quality & time management, 4) interpersonal relations and communication skills, 5) initiative, flexibility, innovation, and adaptability, 6) continuous improvement and problem solving, and 7) planning and organizing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point);
  • Familiar with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations
  • Strong general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, income tax and banking working knowledge.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication, collaboration, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates prioritization and planning skills.
  • Bachelor s Degree in Accounting or Finance;
  • CPA/CMA certification preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in Finance
  • 1-3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

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