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Staff Accountant

Vaco

This is a Contract position in Houston, TX posted August 28, 2021.

Title: Staff Accountant Intro: We have been retained by a prestigious, Fortune 100 financial services organization to provide outsourced accounting services to its Controllership organization.

The team will support an ongoing initiative to bring accounting operations back to US soil.

We are looking for motivated, collaborative, and process focused accountants to help us Job Responsibilities: Full Cycle operational accounting (loan accounting, treasury accounting, cash forecasting, control execution, financial reporting, forecasting, etc.) Managing and executing the daily operations of the accounting department Monitoring and analyzing accounting data and producing financial reports or statements Establishing and enforcing proper accounting methods, policies and principles Participate in the monthly, quarterly, and annual close process Prepare weekly and monthly cash forecasts Prepare journal entries on a daily/weekly/monthly basis Identify and research financial reporting issues and conduct variance reporting and investigation Prepare and perform balance sheet account reconciliations Review financial statements for accuracy and legal compliance Assist with the development and maintenance of accounting systems for financial transactions Ensure all financial transactions within the company are accounted for and follow legal standards Analyze variances to prior year and budget and prepare analysis and explanations of variances Reconcile Intercompany Accounts for various operating entities Participate in the general ledger, fixed assets, collections, accounts payable and cash management areas Qualifications: Associates degree in Accounting or Finance or work experience that demonstrates an equivalent level of proficiency (required); Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance strongly preferred.

Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office specifically in Excel (mid-level preferred) and/or the Google Suite (Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slides, etc.) Experience in banking, lending, deposits, capital markets, treasury, and/or financial services a plus.

Ability to learn new technology quickly (PeopleSoft and/or Hyperion experience preferred).

Clear understanding of General Ledger concepts.

Experience with accounting processes, including reconciliations, journal entry preparation, financial forecasting, financial reporting, developing roll forwards, etc.

or equivalent operational processes in other functional areas.

Ability to meet deadlines and take a creative approach to problem resolution.

Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is: Dependable more reliable than spontaneous People-oriented enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects Adaptable/flexible enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction Detail-oriented would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture Achievement-oriented enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail Autonomous/Independent enjoys working with little direction

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