Merritt Staffing

Accountant

Location
Shelton, Connecticut
Salary
$40,000 - $52,000 plus bonus plus profit sharing
Posted
Sep 01, 2016
Closes
Oct 31, 2016
Ref
1-6746
Industry
Chemical
Employer Type
Recruiter
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Accountant facilitates the inventory and sales process for ingredients and fine chemical products. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Accounts Receivable

-Setup new customers and credit limits in IFS

-Review invoice packets for accuracy and consistency

-Approve invoice costing and post vouchers to general ledger 

-Post manual adjustments to general ledger

-Generate list of accounts delinquent accounts for collections

Accounts Payable

-Reviews W-9s and setup new vendors accounts and wire information in IFS

-Review vendor invoices for accuracy; reconcile any differences

-Process timely payment of invoices via wire transfer and checks, including payments to federal and state governments for taxes

-Post vendor invoices to general ledger

-Post manual adjustments to general ledger

-Approve vendor invoices for payment in weekly check runs

Cash Management

-Check online bank account for customer payments

-Post daily cash receipts and deposit into company account

-Post cash disbursements; Print and distribute checks for weekly check runs 

-Post and arrange foreign wire payments to be approved by CFO

-Bank reconciliations monthly

Reporting / Audits

-Closing entries including the depreciation of assets (monthly S/L) and amortization of prepaid expenses (monthly)

-Report financial statements to parent company in Sweden via IBM Cognos software Profit & Loss Monthly, Balance Sheet Trimester 

-Prepare documentation for audits

 

  JOB QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related discipline and 3-5 years of experience.  This position requires someone that is highly organized, communicates information professionally and follows up in a clear and timely manner. The individual must have excellent attention to detail, analytical and time management skills.  Demonstrated ability to successfully manage several projects at a time while meeting deadlines.  S/he should have strong written and verbal communication skills.  S/he should have good interpersonal skills and a passion for providing excellent service.  The individual must be able to work independently and as part of a team.  We are looking for the candidate to be a team player who embraces change, has a sense of urgency, and a “forward thinking” attitude. Positive, energetic and enthusiastic attitude, proactive, responsible, problem/solution oriented, flexible to the needs of the business. Strong computer skills (MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), experience in IFS and GroupWise a plus.   

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