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A&A Staff Accountant

Objective: The Staff Accountant supports the Firm’s goals and values through all professional communications and the maintenance of positive working relationships. Depending on the size and complexity of the engagement, an A&A Staff Accountant may function as a light Senior Accountant.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

CLIENT SERVICE

  • Works on various audit or accounting under direct supervision of a superior (depending on the size of the engagement, the supervisor could be a Senior Accountant, Manager or Officer).
  • Prepares workpapers following the Firm policies and procedures.
  • Prepares financial statements.
  • Brings unusual/significant accounting and auditing questions to the supervisor.
  • Performs any other work assigned by a superior.
  • Becomes familiar with the Firm’s policies, procedures, manuals, forms, and relevant software.
  • Performs audit, review, compilation, or accounting procedures as assigned by supervisors.
  • Documents understanding of accounting systems and transaction flows, reviews, and tests internal controls.
  • Understands basic business environment performs basic analytical procedures.
  • Prepares working trial balance and adjusting journal entries.
  • Maintains property and equipment records and calculate depreciation and amortization.
  • Prepares and reconciles account schedules as required.
  • Prepares, mails and controls confirmation requests.
  • Performs year-end inventory observations.
  • Compiles all necessary data and paper files and supplies to support fieldwork.
  • May be responsible for documenting engagement planning.
  • Contributes to the development of client-centered correspondence.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

  • May be responsible for supervising and training less experienced Staff Accountants.
  • Acts as a mentor to entry level Staff Accountants on an informal basis.

BUSINESS PROMOTION AND GROWTH.

  • Understands key elements of client care and service.
  • Develops personal marketing plan / programs.
  • Gains an understanding of all Firm services.
  • Develops an awareness of Firm marketing strategies.
  • Participates in community activities and may begin to establish external referral network.
  • Develops writing, communication, inter-personal and other human relation skills.
  • Actively pursues CPA certification by sitting for all scheduled exams.

DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION.

  • Supports departmental goals, policies, and guidelines.
  • Assumes responsibilities as a “champion” in specific departmental software applications.
  • Participates in other administrative activities as requested by the Officers, Managers or Senior Accountants.
Position Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred.
  • Typically, 0-3 years professional experience in public accounting
  • Actively pursuing CPA certification, by sitting for all scheduled exams Proficient in use of computers and basic software applications
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills Successful problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to perform in highly interruptive conditions Project management ability.
  • Ability to perform under time-pressures and meet deadlines.
  • Professional behavior and appearance
  • Strong work ethic, honest and ethical 
  • Proactive, resourceful and customer oriented
  • Ability to sit for travel and/or computer use for extended periods of time. Ability to travel by air and car.
  • Ability to carry and transport bags, computers, etc.
  • Ability to provide own transportation for traveling to client assignments and for personal development programs.
  • Infrequent out-of-town travel with overnight stay for work at clients’, meetings, or seminars; regular regional travel
  • Overtime work required periodically throughout year.
  • Total hours generally range from 2,080-2,300, including PTO.

Benefits

  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid Holidays
  • Group Medical and Life Insurance as well as vision and dental
  • 401k Plan
  • Professional Development
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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