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Staff Accountant

Detroit, MI 48216

Posted: 05/03/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: JT677981753 Pay Rate: $40000-60000 / year

Job Description

Seeking a proven Staff Accountant for the Finance Department to support our companies General Ledger function for all programs (internal and external). This position is based out of our Detroit Office. In this role, the position will report to the Controller and will have a significant impact on the corporate financial reporting.
Under general direction, performs a variety of complex technical and support services involving financial data entry into the B1 Ledger, customized company accounting software, payroll and reporting function. Also, responsible for creating, analyzing, and maintaining financial information for the organization.
Benefits offered to the Staff Accountant position-
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
  • 2 weeks of PTO per calendar year
  • 9 paid holidays per year.
  • Excellent health, dental, optical, and life insurance benefit program, with a significant portion of premium paid by the company.
  • Company sponsored training and Tuition Reimbursement program
  • 401K match program
For this position, someone with governmental accounting experience and corporate accounting experience is ideal. Working with Executive and Senior Level Management a PLUS
  • Manages continual process improvement/projects using best practice models for reporting financial results
  • Create and maintain project set up and program planning and reporting in B1
  • Program plan analysis; forecasting for profitability, cost benefits and resource management
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and consolidated financial statements through the month­ end close process within a tight deadline
  • Responsible for accuracy of the general ledger by managing/performing monthly account analysis and reconciliations and correcting discoveries
  • Analytic review of financials for Chief Administrative Officer and Owner Partners
  • Assist with planning and implementing smooth and effective accounting integration for acquisition initiatives
  • Understand and maintain the Company's key internal controls and ensure they are being performed properly and timely. Modify/add controls as necessary to be more effective as changes within the business warrant
  • Close interaction with the reporting, budgeting and forecasting teams to ensure all objectives and requirements are being satisfied and making adjustments as necessary
  • Monitor development and improve policies and procedures for more efficient, accurate and timely financial reporting by utilizing originality and ingenuity
  • Keep up to date on changes in pertinent accounting rules and regulations and work with our CPA to perform GAAP research as required
  • Develops and gives presentations to assist in program delivery and execution
  • Drafts and delivers client reports and communications on a regular basis
  • Performs related work as required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting; or related 3 - 5 years’ work experience
  • MBA or CPA Certification preferred, and; or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience providing the knowledge, abilities, and skills cited above
  • Experience with working with Executive and Senior Management
  • Ability to work in cross-functional and matrix-managed teams to support management level finance goals
  • Knowledge of enterprise accounting software skills; training in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles "GAAP" and knowledge
  • Proven leadership skills to motivate diverse teams
  • Adept at listening in order to gather clear and complete information, and disseminate to others through excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication
  • Solid judgment skills
  • Demonstrated accuracy and timeliness in preparing reports and analysis
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
  • Team player with the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously while prioritizing work
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing activities
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Successful experience developing and implementing processes
  • Knowledge of MS Excel and Word
  • Strong experience working with commercial and industrial customers and/or utility conservation organizations
  • Relies on pre-established guidelines, processes and/or procedures to perform job functions
  • Ability to pass background check and drug screen
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