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Robert Half Staff Accountant in Amherst, Massachusetts

Description Robert Half is looking for an experienced Staff Accountant with an eye for accuracy to fill a long-term contract / temporary position at a growing company. As a Staff Accountant, you will prepare journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance and general ledger reconciliation. You will be responsible for many aspects of internal reporting during the monthly close. You will provide support in developing and implementing accounting policies. In addition, you will take part in compliance, communicate 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, Budgets, and Financial Statements. This company offers a challenging and multi-faceted opportunity where effort is rewarded and the role is based in the Whately, Massachusetts region.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage the design and creation of balance sheet analysis and communicate reports to management

  • Carry out fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Perform month end close, journal entries with minimum supervision

  • Offer descriptions of a large number of financial data and communicate insights in a useful and understandable manner

  • Partake in annual closing processes

  • Assist in implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Be a part of various initiatives spanning multiple departments

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as requested

  • Maintain monthly payment schedules

  • Maintain intricate journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll Requirements - Proficient with spreadsheets and databases

  • Fully formed organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work within spreadsheets and databases

  • NetSuite experience highly desired

  • Solid understanding of Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Cash applications experience preferred

  • Adeptness in Microsoft Excel

  • Proficiency in bank reconciliations

  • Foundational knowledge in Monthly Bank Reconciliation

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

  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to retain complex work directions

  • Efficient in ERP systems

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. Stay on top of every opportunity – even on the go. Download the Robert Half app and get 1-tap apply, instant notifications for AI-matched jobs, and more.

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 contract/temporary professionals. Visit https://roberthalf.gobenefits.net/ for more information.

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