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Primary Location: Greenville, SC

Job Tile: Staff Accountant

Job Number: 2017-50564

Date Posted: 7-21-2017

Job Summary:

The Staff Accountant will perform a wide variety of moderately complex accounting activities related to preparing monthly financial statements. Responsibilities include preparing manual general journal entries during month-end closing process, reviewing financial statements and general ledger during month-end, along with resolving all outstanding issues in a timely and accurate manner. This person will communicate with various internal departments regarding any issues related to departmental expenses

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

STRATEGIC

  • Lead various aspects of the general ledger close process including the preparation, and review in many instances, of journal entries and account reconciliations ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Support external and internal audit processes by providing support for balance sheet reconciliation, fluctuation analyses, etc
  • Key participant in period and year-end closing process and financial statement review/analysis
  • Support development and documentation of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage the maintenance of fixed asset records and tracking of capital expenditures

TACTICAL

  • Responsible for the accurate and timely input of financial information to the general ledger on a period by period basis and reconciliations of same
  • Assist with balance sheet analysis including support for quarterly financial certification process and maintenance of Sarbanes Oxley internal control compliance processes
  • Analyze, prepare and post journal entries to the general ledger including both basic transactions as well as those of a more complex nature (i.e. commodity accounting, capitalized manufacturing variances etc
  • Assist in the documentation and maintenance of effective internal controls within various processes of operations
  • Prepare/review balance sheet account reconciliation and analyses of balance sheet reserves (pensions, self-insurance, medical, environmental, trade promotions, etc.).
    • Ensure the timely and accurate journalization of all accounts and transactions to the general ledger
    • Reconcile intercompany balances with corporate and electronically transmit financial results on a period basis
    • Provide assistance to operational management in the analysis of all financial information as requested
    • Assist in the development of accounting policies and procedures to ensure the safeguarding of corporate assets
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts on a period basis
  • Preparation of financial reports; Assist in the preparation of the quarterly cash flow statements

  • Identifies variance between actual and budget
  • Miscellaneous accounts receivable functions
  • Input of weekly payroll information
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications:

Minimum

· >3 years general accounting experience

· >3 years experience with MS Excel

Preferred

· >5 years general accounting experience in a manufacturing environment

· >2 years working experience with MAPICS or similar AS400 systems

Education

Minimum

· Four year accounting degree

Preferred

· Related professional accounting/business certifications

Qualifications

  • Ability to meet communicated deadlines
  • Continuous improvement mindset and results oriented
  • Self-motivated and able to see the big picture as well as work with the details
  • Assumes ownership for individual actions and work
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Highly detail oriented and well organized
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with ERP applications a plus (MAPICS preferred)

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