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Staff Accountant

Company: Duke Corporate Education
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:The Staff Accountant performs day-to-day general accounting, reporting and analysis across multiple global entities and functional areas. This role will be responsible for specific tasks and transactions, will be involved in process improvement initiatives, and will perform other non-routine assignments.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform regular general ledger and period end activities including, but not limited to, posting journal entries, reviewing and adjusting the trial balance, calculating accruals and deferrals, performing balance sheet reconciliations and balance sheet account analysis.
  • Perform assigned accounting operations including but not limited to cash and banking, fixed asset accounting, accounts payables, accounts receivable, travel expenses, corporate credit cards, and taxes.
  • Maintain appropriate supporting documentation for journal entries, adjustments, accruals, account balances and other such work products.
  • Perform month-end and year-end closing activities including, but not limited to, posting journal entries, reviewing and adjusting the trial balance, calculating accruals and deferrals, performing balance sheet reconciliations and balance sheet account analysis.
  • Review and analyze monthly results and assist in the preparation of monthly or ad-hoc presentation materials.
  • Maintain documentation of current controls, processes, practices and workflows.
  • Furnish data to support entity-level and consolidated operating budget development.
  • Prepare presentation materials for Management, Boards of Directors, Town Halls and other Firm events.
  • Prepare audit schedules and analyses.
  • Partner with appropriate internal and external stakeholders to troubleshoot and resolve accounting and reporting issues.
  • Recommend accounting process and workflow improvements.
  • Participate in special projects to improve process efficiency and performance.
    Position Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
    • Project Management Skills
    • Able to set priorities, organize and manage multiple tasks independently
    • Anticipates needs; takes proactive approach to work
    • Meets deadlines; manages time effectively
    • Strong attention to details; focused on quality
    • Client Relationship Management
    • Ability to communicate effectively across functions and/or geographies within the organization
    • High client services orientation
    • Well-developed sense of urgency and follow-through
    • Financial Management Skills
    • Understanding of US GAAP; exposure to IFRS
    • Able to anticipate, identify, resolve and effectively communicate financial issues
    • Technical Skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Proficient in appropriate ERP systems; able to learn and work in various databases and systems
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
      Education and Experience Requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree in accounting;
      • Minimum 3 years' experience in corporate accounting and/or public accounting.
      • Preference given to candidates with experience in the global finance function of a multi-location, multi-national corporation, or the equivalent exposure in a public accounting firm.
      • Preference given to candidates with professional services industry experience.

Keywords: Duke Corporate Education, Durham , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Durham, North Carolina

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