Staff Accountant

Contract TypeContract/Temp to Hire

Job LocationBrooklyn, New York

Staff Accountant

LHH is recruiting for a detailed-oriented Staff Accountant with strong analytical skills to join the Controller’s Office team and provide support for the company's financial operations. You will be responsible for both maintaining and reconciling various financial and accounting data including, Loans, Direct Loans and Pell, payroll, credit cards, and bank reconciliations. We are looking for a candidate who can efficiently assist in our monthly, quarterly, and annual closing processes. If you can demonstrate the ability to prepare comprehensive financial reports, have a concise and well-rounded understanding of accounting and finance principles, as well as display excellent problem-solving abilities, then we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Monthly review and reconciliation of credit cards activities (Chase and American Express) which include doing check runs on a weekly or monthly basis
  • Responsible for interfacing with cardholders, department staff and outside individuals/agencies for issues, questions, and other concerns regarding the card’s activities
  • Perform monthly review and reconciliation of activities for Loans, as well as managing Perkins’s assignments. Managing invoices from Collections Agencies to be paid
  • Prepare a weekly payroll Journal Entry and monthly reconciliation
  • Assist Accounts Payable in inputting Vouchers and reviewing both the monthly 1099 files as well as unclaimed funds
  • Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Bachelor's degree in accounting is preferred.

    Experience: Four years’ experience in general ledger accounting, bank reconciliations, and some treasury function experience, preferably in higher education. Must have experience working with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

    Required Skills:

  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Must possess knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Working knowledge and experience in integrated accounting systems. (Experience with higher education and/or the non-profit industry preferred.)
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word required; as well as experience with Human Capital Management Software - experience with Ellucian's Colleague is a plus.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.lhh.com/us/en/candidate-privacy

    The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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    Staff Accountant

    LHH

    15 days ago

    Contract Type

    Contract/Temp to Hire

    Job Location

    Brooklyn, New York

    Staff Accountant

    LHH is recruiting for a detailed-oriented Staff Accountant with strong analytical skills to join the Controller’s Office team and provide support for the company's financial operations. You will be responsible for both maintaining and reconciling various financial and accounting data including, Loans, Direct Loans and Pell, payroll, credit cards, and bank reconciliations. We are looking for a candidate who can efficiently assist in our monthly, quarterly, and annual closing processes. If you can demonstrate the ability to prepare comprehensive financial reports, have a concise and well-rounded understanding of accounting and finance principles, as well as display excellent problem-solving abilities, then we want to hear from you.

    Responsibilities:

  • Monthly review and reconciliation of credit cards activities (Chase and American Express) which include doing check runs on a weekly or monthly basis
  • Responsible for interfacing with cardholders, department staff and outside individuals/agencies for issues, questions, and other concerns regarding the card’s activities
  • Perform monthly review and reconciliation of activities for Loans, as well as managing Perkins’s assignments. Managing invoices from Collections Agencies to be paid
  • Prepare a weekly payroll Journal Entry and monthly reconciliation
  • Assist Accounts Payable in inputting Vouchers and reviewing both the monthly 1099 files as well as unclaimed funds
  • Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Bachelor's degree in accounting is preferred.

    Experience: Four years’ experience in general ledger accounting, bank reconciliations, and some treasury function experience, preferably in higher education. Must have experience working with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

    Required Skills:

  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Must possess knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Working knowledge and experience in integrated accounting systems. (Experience with higher education and/or the non-profit industry preferred.)
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word required; as well as experience with Human Capital Management Software - experience with Ellucian's Colleague is a plus.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

    To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to https://www.lhh.com/us/en/candidate-privacy

    The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

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