• Accountant 1

    Job Locations US-PA-State College
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/23/2019 12:09 PM)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Under limited supervision, applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by performing the following duties.



    Essential Functions Statement(s)

    • Accounts Receivable:
      • Daily: Process customer shipments from packing lists to invoices. Requires verification of accurate pricing, pack-list approval, generating & mailing of invoices.
      • Weekly: Review customer A/R aging and work with customers to resolve past due invoices.
      • As Needed: Maintain Customer Information database, including: bill to addresses & payment methods.
    • Accounts Payable:
      • Daily: Post A/P vouchers into ERP system and/or coordinate posting with Accounting Assistant.
      • Weekly: Assist Accounting Supervisor and Accounting Assistant with A/P disbursements.
      • Yearly (Calendar): Prepare 1099-MISC tax forms.
      • As Needed: Support urgent disbursement needs via petty cash or manual checks.
    • Cash Management
      • Daily: Receive, deposit and apply record cash receipts to the general ledger. Record incoming wire transfers to the general ledger. Monitor bank web site for cash balances. Make updates to check register spreadsheet. Monitor and record deposits from the manual checks received log that is updated by the Administrative Assistant 3.
      • Weekly: Assist Accounting Supervisor with managing Cash entries and bank accounts.
      • Monthly: Prepare bank statement reconciliation spreadsheet(s).
    • General Ledger:
      • Weekly: Processing & tie-out of Visual reports versus trial balance.
      • Monthly: Perform steps as listed in the STI Financial Closing Procedures Guidelines.
      • Quarterly (Fiscal): assist with completing corporate schedules
      • Yearly (Fiscal): assist with corporate accounting & tax schedules
      • As Needed: Assist and/or lead efforts for SOX, internal audit and external audit compliance.
    • Fixed Assets:
      • Monthly: Tie fixed asset software to general ledger. Prepare fixed asset roll-forward in excel. Run & record depreciation expense.
      • Yearly (Fiscal): Perform physical inventory, summarize & record adjustments with Accounting Manager’s approval.
      • As Needed: Work with Purchasing Department to insure proper coding of fixed asset purchase orders. Update fixed asset software with additions/disposals/location transfers. Prepare and attach asset tags.
    • Payroll:
      • Daily: Document payroll issues for next payroll cycle.
      • Bi-Weekly: Process payroll cycle and prepare related journal entries.
      • Monthly: Prepare payroll accrual and benefits journal entries for fiscal month closing.
      • Yearly (Calendar): Prepare & distribute employee W-2’s.
    • Customer Orders / Customer Credit Maintenance:
      • Weekly: Update Customer PO log. Work with Product Owner to resolve non-standard terms with the customer.
      • As Needed: Review/Resolve customer credit issues that prevent order entry, including: max A/R days, credit dollar ceiling. Update Credit Advisory Log with changes. Involve/Inform the Accounting Manager to resolve non-standard issues.
    • Returned Material Authorization (RMA):
      • Weekly: Process RMA disposition transactions.
      • Monthly: Prepare summary of RMA activity for Warranty Reserve adjustments.
      • Yearly: Audit customer order database for stale information & purge as necessary.



    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting or Related field.



    A minimum of one to three years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Specialized Knowledge and Skills

    Strong analytical and technical accounting skills are required as well as the ability to handle multiple priorities. Ability to work independently, attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills are essential.


    Equipment and Applications

    Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products, especially spreadsheet development/use with Excel.



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