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Staff Accountant

Company: EASTERSEALS LOUISIANA INC
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Staff Accountant will prepare and maintain financial records to track the organization's assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liabilities, and other related financial activities.



GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES





Maintaining financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts.


Preparing journal entries, analyses, and account reconciliations and assisting with monthly close processes.


Contributing to the development and review of annual operating budgets and performance projections.


Maintaining documentation for accounts payable, accounts receivables.


Performing monthly balance sheet reconciliations.


Meeting processing and reporting deadlines.


Responding to information requests, reviewing financial statements, and assisting with audits.


Ensuring compliance with GAAP.


Provide support as needed for payroll back-up


Assisting the COO and VP of Finance as needed.


Part-Time Position; Must be able to work at least 20-25 Hours a week





COMPETENCIES:





Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).


Experience in implementing best accounting policies and procedures;


Budgets and financial analysis and projections;


Auditing principles and practices;


Superior proficiency with spreadsheet practices and techniques.


Knowledge of State and governmental grants or programs accounting and/or not for profit fund accounting.


Commitment to and willingness to advocate for ESL's mission.


Plan, organize, and perform professional- level budget and accounting duties.


Apply non-profit accounting principles and procedures in the duties performed.


Ability to work well with diverse individuals.


Ability to plan and organize; including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, and meet strict timelines under considerable changes in priorities at times.


Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.


Strong commitment to on-going professional development.


Work independently and be self-motivated.


Excellent problem-solving skills.


Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment.


Ability to maintain a professional manner and attitude in all situations.


Must possess working knowledge of Accounting Software, Google Suite and Microsoft Office software.


Willingness to advance the use of technology as needed and desired by management.






QUALIFICATIONS:



Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required.


Two or more years of accounting experience, non-profit experience preferable.


Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.


Working knowledge of GAAP.


Strong numeracy and analytical skills.


Good problem-solving and time management skills.


Highly organized and detail-oriented.


Proficient in Excel.



PHYSICAL REQUIREM ENTS with or without accommodation:



This job requires availability to work outside of regular business hours when necessary.


The employee is regularly required to operate a computer, file and retrieve written documents, communicate with others on the phone and in-person.


The employee is frequently required to move independently, walk, sit, use hands, and lift and/or move lightweight items.


Must be able to travel throughout the state of Louisiana and beyond.





Salary: Up to $30 Hour depending on experience


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Keywords: EASTERSEALS LOUISIANA INC, New Orleans , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , New Orleans, Louisiana

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