Casella Waste Systems Inc. Staff Accountant in Springfield, Massachusetts
The Staff Accountant prepares, analyzes, and reviews financial statements and activities using accounting principles and assists with budget and close processes, conducts internal audits, and ensures proper documentation to track accounts payable.
Maintains financial statements and other documents regarding the organization's financial position in order to provide reports and audits when needed.
Prepares reports and accounts entries by compiling documents to analyze analyzing accounting activities
Contributes to the development and review of annual budgets and performance projections to help increase company growth.
Monitors policies and procedures per assigned departments and suggest improvements for reporting and recording to meet business or department needs.
Updates records and reports for profit and loss, taxes, liabilities, and assets to provide financial assistance for departments and the company.
Assembles specific financial reports by request by management or departments.
Implements best practices, standards and procedures in all accounting functions and activities.
Establishes good rapport with clients, vendors, auditors, and company personnel to maintain strong relationships.
Participates in training and other learning opportunities to expand knowledge of the company, products, sales, and services and performs any other duties needed to help drive our vision, fulfill our mission, and/or abide by our core values.
Levels Definitions & Distinctions:
Level 1: Demonstrates a general understanding of commodity pricing and the different types of commodities in the division’s inventory. Demonstrates to ability to participate in month end close processes such as post accruals pertaining to transactions that missed both month end deadlines, prepare balance reconciliations, prepare inventory calculations, and prepare revenue and tonnage entries. Demonstrates a general knowledge of programs such as NetSuite and SoftPak. Has the ability to locate and navigate through key statements on NetSuite. Is trained in the Operation of SoftPak billing processes and has knowledge of key reports and how to run them.
Level 2: Demonstrates the ability and confidence to actively use purchase orders in NetSuite. Demonstrates the ability to use master spreadsheets in Longview for Excel and is willing to learn to create ad hoc reports using analysis and reporting. Contributes to month end close by developing an understanding of variance analysis and completing a variance analysis CRS report. Is able to complete municipal invoice preparation. Can explain what makes up net revenue for MRF operations and understands SOX controls related to recycling.
Senior: Demonstrates the ability to review and set pricing for divisions and becomes proficient in the use of forecasting templates. Demonstrates an understanding of critical parts of contracts for divisions and develops a working knowledge of plant operations and equipment. Demonstrates the ability to communicate an understanding of a division’s financial position using region key performance indicators and understands the MOR process and the necessary preparation needed for the meeting.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field or equivalent work experience, 2-4 years of business experience with increasing responsibilities, a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment and be legally eligible to work in the US. An advanced degree and experience or interest in an environmental and/or sustainability field is preferred.
Outstanding relationship management skills, excellent listening, communication and problem solving skills, and a demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel is required.
Analytical, team-oriented individual who is attentive to detail, hard worker, creative, trustworthy, adaptable, and results-oriented with the ability to see the larger picture while focusing on detailed information.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Insurance, Maternity & Parental Leave, Flexible Spending Accounts, Discounted Stock Program, 401K, Employee Awards, Employee Assistance Plan, Wellness Incentive, Tuition Assistance, Career Pathways, and More.
Job ID: 2023-3401
External Company Name: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
External Company URL: casella.com
Street: 89 Guion Street
Eligible for Telecommute: No