Accountant 1

Columbus, OH 43215

Posted: 08/13/2019 Industry: Accounting Job Number: 520602
A Client is seeking an experienced Accountant for a temporary role in the Columbus, Ohio area. Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm.

Position Summary:

Performs professional work in the maintenance and completion of general ledger activities and for assistance in the preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices and principles.

Job Functions:

Works with the Accounting team to perform the monthly closing of the Authority's books, including preparation of necessary journal entries as required;
Performs monthly reconciliations of bank accounts;
Maintains various support schedules necessary to make monthly journal entries (prepaids, commission, accruals, travel expense reports, etc.);
Maintains and assists in the preparation of all accounting for grant projects, including reconciling monthly general ledger activity. Performs accounting functions related to Fixed Asset Management. Maintains various depreciation schedules for buildings, vehicles and equipment and other capitalized assets. Reconciliation of appropriate accounts, booking required journal entries in coordination with the Grants Administrator;
Prepares year-end schedules in support of the annual audit requirements;
Prints AP checks to pay vendors and review payments to ensure proper approval has been received and payment amounts are correct;
Maintains cores (for bus parts) spreadsheet, working with vendors, storeroom, AP and purchasing to ensure correct quantities and GL balances;
Preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR);
Assists in the maintenance of Accounting System and Chart of Accounts;
Performs account analysis of all balance sheet accounts and identify, resolve and report findings to Manager for approval;
Serves as backup for Accounting & Reporting Manager; and
Performs other duties as assigned.
Regular, predictable and punctual attendance required.

Experience and Education:

Requires a Bachelor s Degree in business or an accounting-related field required and three (3) years of progressive accounting experience including experience with computerized general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, computerized bank reconciliation, variance analysis-balance sheets and expense accounts.
Knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and practices of accounting economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data;
Knowledge of inventory management control;
Skills in verbal and written communication;
Skills in human relations;
Ability to learn new computer programs (software and applications); and
Ability to define problems, research issues and develop logical and practical solutions within the framework of general principles of accounting and the policies and procedures of the Authority.





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