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Staff Accountant in Bloomington, MN at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 8/31/2020

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Job Description

We have seen increased demand for Staff Accountants with many of our valued clients throughout the twin cities metro. Accounting Now specializes in helping financial professionals build their careers by matching them up with the right contract or full-time job opportunities in finance, accounting and banking. The Staff Accountant coordinates and manages General Ledger activities with Regional and Branch operations, performs monthly closing, and assists with internal / external audits. We are looking for a Staff Accountant with a strong accounting background and excellent communication skills with the ability to prepare and present financial information.

Job Responsibilities

As a Staff Accountant you will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and reporting financial statements and other financial reports to management. You will also provide assistance to the Accounting and Financial Reporting staff by preparing journal entries, performing GL account analyses, participating in the monthly, quarterly financial statements close, and preparing financial statements.
Additional duties:
* Preparing journal entries and assisting in month-end accounting close functions to include preparing journal entries, posting transactions, accruals, and account reconciliations and analysis
* Assisting with the preparation and analysis of monthly internal management reporting package for results of operations
* Assisting in preparing required reports for external reporting as necessary
* Providing cross-functional backup to other accounting functions
* Actively participating in the documenting / development of accounting policies and internal controls
* Participating in special projects to support management's need for financial statement analysis and process improvement projects
* Executing process efficiency improvements utilizing LEAN tools
* Assisting in GAAP and SOX compliance


* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance
* 3 or more years of total finance and accounting experience including knowledge of US GAAP and financial statement preparation
* Working Knowledge of ERP financial applications (i.e. Oracle, SAP),JD Edwards OneWorld and Hyperion HFM experience, a plus
* Working knowledge of Microsoft applications especially Excel and PowerPoint
* Strong analytical skills
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills
* Excellent problem solving, relationship management and critical thinking skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects, meetings and deadlines
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team
* Willingness to assist internal and external customers with any concerns