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Robert Half International Staff Accountant in Lowell, Massachusetts

Description Accountemps is looking for a Staff Accountant for a long-term temporary role. The Staff Accountant is responsible for preparing journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation. During the monthly close, you will be responsible for many aspects of internal reporting. You will assist with the development and implementation of accounting policies. In addition, you will play an active role in compliance, collaborate with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules for the reporting processes. This very involved position works to produce Cash Flow projections, Financial Statements, and Budgets. Based in the Lowell, Massachusetts region, this company offers an engaging and mulit-faceted opportunity where effort is rewarded.

Major responsibilities

  • Be a part of various department-wide initiatives

  • Complete month end close, journal entries, without supervision

  • Help with the implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Support capital lease and monthly payment schedules

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as requested

  • Be responsible for account reconciliations including prepaid expenses, payroll, and other assignments

  • Carry out fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Be responsible for analysis of income statements and balance sheets and communicate findings to management

  • Report on a wide variety of financial data and communicate it in a useful and understandable manner

  • Play a role in the month end, quarter end and year end closing process including monthly financial close workbook preparation Requirements

  • Strong familiarity with general ledger

  • Accounts Receivable (AR) experience required

  • Expense Reporting experience highly desired

  • Adeptness in Payment Processing

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Analyzing Financial Statements

  • Journal entries experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Accounts Payable (AP)

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • Mature organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • Great attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple projects and deadlines

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Spreadsheet and database capabilities

  • Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

  • 2+ years of recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches skilled accounting and finance professionals with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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