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Staff Accountant in Tallahassee, FL at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 9/23/2020

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Job Description

Job description of Direct Hire ($45,000 - $53,000) role below.
The Staff Accountant will have responsibility for daily client trust activity and the maintenance of client trust files under the supervision of the Trust Accounting Supervisor and the Treasury Controller. This position will also have responsibility for reconciling general ledger accounts as directed by the Accounting Manager, preparing and analyzing monthly financial statements and preparing financial schedules as required and assist the Director of Accounting and the Director of Tax and Payroll as needed.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

General Ledger Accounting/Month-end Close

  • Reviewing and preparing reconciliations on a monthly basis for assigned balance sheet accounts.
  • Responding to day-to-day general ledger expense queries, providing information, preparing and inputting journal entries as needed.
  • Creating and distributing financial reports in the Firm's financial reports system on a monthly and as needed basis.
  • Assisting in the interim and year end audit as well as preparing schedules as required; providing information, responding and researching all questions from the auditors as necessary.
  • Preparing daily reports for the monitoring of cash balances and ensuring appropriate funding.
  • Fulfilling additional responsibilities in the absence of other accountants.
  • Assisting the Director of Accounting and the Director of Tax as required.

Trust Accounting

  • Researching and resolving trust issues.
  • Posting client trust activity including receipts and disbursements.
  • Assisting in the review of all trust accounts on at least a bi-annual basis to provide guidance to attorneys on resolution of stale-dated trust accounts.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in general ledger/financial reporting.
  • Experience at a law firm or other professional services organization preferred.
  • Public accounting or audit experience preferred.
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (data manipulation, advanced formulas, pivot tables, vlookups, etc.).
  • A strong general knowledge of accounting, including journal entries, reconciliations, expense variations, etc.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic focus.
  • Possess exceptional judgement and professionalism.
  • Ability to define goals and follow through to achieve results.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Possess reliability, dependability and motivation.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Exceptional client service both internal and external


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