Staff Accountant

AP Professionals of WNY
July 26, 2018
Job Type


Staff Accountant  - 50k permanent 

The Staff Accountant is responsible for accounts payable functions and month end closing duties including journal entries, account reconciliations, and accruals. This role also serves as an auditor, ensuring that invoices are accurate and that proper accounting procedures are followed.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Review and verify invoices and check requests
  • Sort, code and match invoices and set up for payment
  • Track expenses and process expense reports
  • Prepare and process electronic transfers and payments
  • Prepare and perform check runs
  • Monitor accounts to ensure payments are up-to-date
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
  • Maintain vendor files and correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries
  • Produce monthly reports and assist with month end closing
  • Provide supporting documentation for audits
  • Reconcile assigned Balance Sheet accounts
  • Issue customer credit memos from billing system
  • Compile work order variance spreadsheet
  • Ad hoc projects as assigned

Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of entire accounting cycle and GAAP
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Team-oriented with high attention to detail
  • Ethical conduct; Exercise confidentiality
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft office including Excel and Word

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required
  • 3+ years accounts payable or general accounting experience
  • Proficient in data entry and management
  • ERP system experience is a plus
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