JPL

Staff Accountant

Category
Finance
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Responsibilities include oversight of billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll, and primary responsibility for general ledger.  Responsibilities also include assisting with financial reporting and execution of accounting functions for JPL and two subsidiaries.

The Accountant position requires an individual with self-motivation, patience, attention to detail, and flexibility to assist in all accounting functions as needed and meet deadlines as priorities shift.

Responsibilities

Accounts Payable

  • Assist in accounts payable and credit card charge entry and provide coverage
  • File and maintain vendor invoices after payment
  • Handle manual check payments and recordkeeping

Accounts Receivables

  • Assist in monthly billing meetings and provide coverage for monthly billings
  • Work with billing specialist to write off uncollectible receivables
  • Apply AR credits and refund clients as necessary

Cash Receipts and cash management

  • Process and record miscellaneous deposits
  • Reconcile bank statements monthly
  • Monitor bank accounts daily

Taxes

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual tax reports for local municipalities
  • Review AR invoice registers for PA Sales tax compliance
  • Review AP invoices and credit card charges for PA Use tax obligations
  • Prepare monthly report for Sales and Use tax obligations
  • Request refunds for PA Sales and Use tax as necessary

Payroll

  • Collect weekly timesheet data and complete spreadsheet entry
  • Follow-up with timesheet discrepancies

General Ledger

  • Create recurring journal entries and as needed
  • Reconcile healthcare, insurance, and prepaid accounts monthly
  • Reconcile inter-company overhead charges

Month End

  • Assist in executing closing procedures and follow up on unprocessed items
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial reports and provide coverage
  • Print and maintain monthly reports

Year End

  • Review and prepare 1099s
  • Move older files into storage and create new files for the new year

Additional Duties

  • Assist finance team members with special projects and requests as needed
  • Problem solve for our internal and external clients.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in accounting
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in similar position
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel
  • Ability to function as part of a team
  • Strong investigative, problem solving, judgement and decision-making skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven accuracy and attention to detail

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