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Staff Accountant in Bloomington, MN at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

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Job Description

SNI companies is looking for a Staff Accountant for a Top client in Bloomington, MN for a 6 month Plus contract.

Job Title: Staff Accountant - Credit Services (AR & Collections) & Accounts Payable

Location: Bloomington, MN

Pay: $30 - $33 an hour

Duration: 6 months with possibilities of an Extension.


The staff accountants are responsible for the Back office tasks for accounts receivables and payables. The billing and collections of accounts receivables from the existing client base and all other aspects of collections in an international environment, is to be completed by the staff accountants. The accounts payable section is to be managed by the staff accountants who will be responsible for the day to day data entry, expense realization, vendor master, and payment disbursement.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Invoice and credit issuance based upon contractual terms and outlines.
  • Process payments to, and on behalf of foreign offices in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Maintains accurate client collection files within Finance system.
  • Prepares various aging reports for management and sales associates as required.
  • Communicates with clients (internal and external) to resolve invoicing questions and assure timely payment.
  • Maintains purchase order requisition process and system. Investigates and resolves discrepancies before processing invoices into the accounting system. Selects and processes invoices for payment and maintains vendor files.
  • Understand and maintain all sales tax records, including both customer and vendor sales and use tax. 1099 reporting and maintaining of.
  • Maintains fixed asset accounting records.
  • Process payments to, and on behalf of foreign offices in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Reconcile and analyze various GL accounts and reports as requested.
  • Prepare schedules and work papers for auditors.
  • Prepare and enter select journal entries into the Great Plains accounting system.
  • Prepare various analytical and metric reports for management as required.
  • Maintains month-end closing activities.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field.
  • 3+ years collection experience.
  • Great Plains experience.
  • Ability to streamline processes, innovate and problem solve.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with multi-currency.
  • Understanding of standard accounting procedures/principles.
  • Proven excellence in communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and complete work within agreed deadlines.
  • Ability to read and follow written procedures and work with only general supervision.
  • Intermediate skills using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Creative and energetic approach to daily work, always seeking new ways to accomplish tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • Comfortable with tight deadlines and a diverse work culture.