This opportunity is located in Scranton, PA. Any qualified candidate must be located in that area. This is a hybrid role that offers the flexibility to work from home 1-2 days a week.

We are seeking someone with strong analytic abilities. Someone who can’t see a thread without pulling it would thrive here. Also, while this role is titled accountant – it is much more than that. This person will work within the finance team but will also be tasked with supporting the business intelligence and forecasting group. With that said, someone who comes with experience in creating custom reports, and using software systems such as Power BI would be of great value. They also use SAGE, and would love someone who has experience with that, however, they are willing to train if there is a strong foundation in general software skills such as Excel and Microsoft Office.

Summary

The staff accountant position is responsible for assisting the Director of Finance to ensure timely and accurate reporting. This includes both month and year end reporting, daily and weekly sales analysis, forecasting, and tracking.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform month end and year end closing process by recording journal entries, reconciling all accounts, and maintaining a close workbook and schedule to ensure that all items are processed to deadlines.
  • Assist in preparing reports that summarize and forecast business activities and financial position in areas of income, expense, and earnings.
  • Create and recommend accounting and other areas’ processes and procedures.
  • Provide guidance and support in resolving complex accounting issues.
  • Update consolidated and overview reports for management and the Board of Directors.
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting on a continual basis. Act as the main contact for reporting needs, ensuring the figures tie to financial reporting.
  • Coordinate with other departments to compile information for annual audits.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual budgets. Collect and analyze records of past and present operations, trends, and costs, estimated and realized revenues, administrative commitments, and obligations incurred to project future revenues and expenses.
  • Compare budgeted to actual expenditures to provide insights and recommendations for control of expenditures for activities such as advertising, marketing, product development, and professional services.
  • Recommend and assist in the development and implementation of cost control measures.
  • Maintain a documented system of internal accounting policies and controls over transactions to minimize risk and safeguard assets.
  • Report on company benchmarks used to measure performance. Prepare and present KPIs to monitor and help ensure business areas are achieving company goals.
  • Proficient in using software systems and able to train new users and answer questions from existing colleagues.
  • Assist with colleagues’ IT issues and direct communication to applicable IT resources.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.