Junior Accountant

JOB FUNCTION: Finance & Accounting
JOB TYPE: Temp to Hire
LOCATION: New York, NY
COMPENSATION: $60k - $70k
REMOTE / ONSITE: Hybrid
POSTED: Nov 15, 2022

Our client is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products and content that inspire people to get away more. As a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, they seek individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply for this opportunity. They are creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Their customers are global and diverse, so they are building a team that is too and are looking to add a Junior Accountant. Through initiatives like their employee resource groups, anti-racism training, and bias prevention initiatives, they are building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional and physical space to bring their authentic selves to work.

Salary/Hourly Rate:

$60k – $70k

Position Overview:

The Junior Accountant will have experience within an AP function and deeply understand controls such as three-way match and invoice approvals. The Junior Accountant will report to the Senior Manager, Inventory Accounting, and work very closely with the other Staff Accountants and Inventory Senior Accountants.

Responsibilities of the Junior Accountant:

  • Work with the Production and Purchasing teams to ensure you are capturing and entering purchase orders for inventory into the ERP system
  • Enter invoices from inventory manufacturers and other inventory-related vendors into the ERP system
  • Perform three-way match (either manually or through ERP) for all inventory-related purchases to ensure the quantity and price invoiced and received agree to the PO
  • Track and enter all invoices related to freight, customs, duties, and third-party logistics providers, including obtaining proper approvals and requesting credits for any discrepancies
  • Review freight/shipping accounts and be able to identify where each cost belongs in the financial statements
  • Interact with suppliers to resolve transactional issues and gather critical information regarding invoices, tracking info, etc.
  • Maintain updated vendor master data for all inventory-related vendors
  • Initiate inventory-related wires to ensure timely and accurate payments
  • Coordinate month-end close procedures with the Procurement team and rest of the Accounting team to ensure inventory is accurately accrued, recorded, reconciled, and coded in the GL
  • Maintain clear documentation and an audit trail of procurement activities, and work with the Production and Procurement teams to continuously improve processes
  • Support financial statement and statutory audits

Qualifications for the Junior Accountant:

  • 1 – 3 years of accounting experience with at least 1 year in an accounts payable function
  • Experience working at inventory-based companies and/or direct experience with vendors like Flexport, UPS, third-party logistics companies, and overseas manufacturers is a plus
  • A self-starter who can take ownership of initiatives, with the ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong technology skills including advanced Excel
  • Hardworking with a “no task is too small” attitude
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Passionate about travel

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is required.

Benefits:

  • Atrium Care Package available, upon eligibility
As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), age, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.
Position ID: 116073