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Staff Accountant

Sudley Spgs, VA 20109

Posted: 02/06/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 599214 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


ADDITIONAL INFO - WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF AP AND COST ACCOUNTING EXP WORK BE A PLUS. BASIC FUNCTION

Perform daily operations of sales accounting and accounts receivable. Process weekly plant payrolls. Serve as backup for General Accountant or Operations Accountant.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Sales Accounting & Accounts Receivable
  • Process customer invoices.
  • Prepare weekly expected sales reports and monthly comparative sales actual vs. budget reports.
  • Maintain monthly sales reports, including sales in lbs. by customer and SKU.
  • Calculate broker commission accruals and prepare earned commission payments.
  • Monitor A/R aging on a weekly basis and collect past due accounts.
  • Reconcile A/R balances; research, document and resolve outstanding amounts involving customer deductions. Prepare A/R adjustments for approval by sales account executives or other functional managers.

Payroll
  • Process weekly plant payrolls.
  • Prepare payroll journal entries for period-end closing.
  • Submit check requests for payroll deductions (union dues, 401(k) contributions, garnishments).
  • Prepare health & welfare and pension contributions for union employees.

Month-End Close
  • Prepare journal entries to book vacation and sick accruals and pension for union employees.
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts and prepare appropriate adjusting entries: Reserve for Customer Chargebacks, Customer Deposits, Retailer Chargebacks Payable, Garnishments, Union Dues.

Accounts Payable
  • Prepare backup paperwork (Invoice, Purchase Order and receiving documents) to process A/P checks.

Other
  • Perform other projects assigned by Director of Finance

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business Administration desirable
  • 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to effectively meet scheduled and ad-hoc project deadlines
  • Demonstrated quick study and self-starter competencies
  • A team player committed to high standards of professionalism

Nice to have:
  • Sage 500
  • Worked in a manufacturing environment.
  • Cost accounting
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