Staff Accountant

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Post Date: 06/19/2018 Job ID: 8302 Industry: Accounting Pay Rate: $55,000.00 - $60,000.00

SUMMARY

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the application and implementation accounting activities to the computerized agency accounting systems. This position s primary responsibilities include managing accounts receivable, cash receipts, vendor payables, general accounting, journal entries, and reconciliations. Additional responsibilities include reviewing client billings, and monthly company payable statements. The Staff Accountant transacts all business, assists in the preparation of monthly variance analyses, and is responsible for issuing monthly production reports, reconciling commission rates, and issuing accounts current on a regular basis. This position communicates and works independently with other agency employees, outside agencies, and customers to answer accounting questions and resolve accounting issues. The Staff Accountant s work is subject to periodic audits and review by the Agency s Outside Auditing/Accounting Firm and Chief Accounting Officer for overall standards of performance.



RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of Accounts Receivable accounting and reporting



  • Daily cash deposits and posting of receipts



  • Daily monitoring of bank account transactions to ensure all items are posted



  • Reconciliation of monthly direct bill commissions received



  • Confirmation & payment of return premiums



  • Vendor payables



  • General ledger posting



  • Review of Accounts Current at least twice a month



  • Monthly reconciliation of bank accounts



  • Reconciliation of monthly bordereau payments



  • Run production reports before Applied monthly closing to identify commission errors



  • Maintain fixed asset/depreciation schedules



  • Reconciliation of intercompany accounts



  • Monthly Producer Cash and Invoiced Reports



  • Assist senior management with ad hoc reports requested



  • Act as backup for company payables and month-end close



  • Assist in work paper preparation for external auditors



  • Research and resolve billing and payment discrepancies



  • Work with management on expense report approvals to confirm adherence to policies



  • Additional projects to be determined





QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree in accounting or finance



  • Minimum five years of staff accounting experience



  • Knowledge of Applied Systems and/or other accounting computer application systems



  • Intermediate Excel skills required



  • Accuracy in working with large amounts of data and transactions.



  • Possess a proficient Business working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel



  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills



  • Ability to work independently, uses good judgment and exercises discretion









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