Accounting Assistant – Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs

This position is responsible for supporting the internal accounting department with various assigned and unassigned duties. The ability and interest to work in a team environment, with a variety of personalities, is helpful along with a positive, enthusiastic attitude. Dependability as well as a professional demeanor is required. Guidance is provided from the controller or director of finance as needed. Duties require efficient and accurate input and review of financial information into a variety of different systems. Duties also require the ability to interact and communicate professionally with individuals at all levels inside and outside of the Firm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Code and enter payables and into
Print and organize checks and invoices for Shareholder signature
Review expense reports to ensure they comply with company policy
Record and reconcile credit card expenses
Communicate credit card authorizations to vendors
Review, correct and post client expenses into billing software
Review and correct time entries
Update Paid Time Off (PTO) schedule
Create, reconcile and update general ledger detail schedules
Train new hires on Expense Reporting and Time Entry
Generate and/or review journal entries and posting journals
Create and distribute management reports as needed

Benefits include competitive salary, flexible work schedules, PTO, retirement plan, insurance, and continuing education, daily selection of coffees and sodas, breakfast on Fridays. The right candidate has great learning and promotional opportunities. Bonus paid upon successful completion of CPA exam.

Education and/or Experience:
This position requires three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience in a professional services firm. A stable work history is also required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be accurate, thorough, effective, and complete work within the prescribed time frame.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to exercise independent
Must be able to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information and adhere to firm and professional ethical standards.
Possess excellent communications skills
Must be able to interact effectively and diplomatically with others.
Ability to complete assignments, follow up on messages and resolve open issues.
Must be willing to assume responsibility for assigned work without undue supervision as well as initiative to assist in areas outside regular assignments when needed.
Must be able to set priorities, anticipate problems, plan, schedule, control and complete the work assigned.
Must be highly proficient with Excel
Experience with time and billing software preferred
Experience with CCH Practice Management, and Sage preferred
Accounts Payable experience preferred
Experience reconciling and correcting professional time entry preferred
Flexibility to work overtime on short notice, especially during peak times of the month

Salary Range: Based on Experience.

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