JOB FUNCTION: Finance & Accounting
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire

COMPENSATION: $60k - $65k
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
POSTED: Sep 11, 2019

Our client is a global leader in the cosmetics and skincare industry. They are seeking a Junior Staff Accountant to join their Accounting and Finance Team. The company will soon be expanding into new international markets. The company has a track record of promoting from within, as many of the senior level employees started in entry level positions. The company headquarters are in Midtown Manhattan and has multiple office locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. This is a full-time position located in NYC.

Salary/Hourly Rate:  $60k-$65k + bonus

Position Overview: The Junior Staff Accountant reports directly to the Accounting Manager and will be working alongside two Staff Accountants. You will play a key role in maintaining the company’ operating budget. In this role, you will be responsible for assisting in the inter-company development of processes and procedures, maintaining the general ledger, Accounts Payable operations, and a small degree of Accounts Receivables processes. You will be working with the Senior Accountant and the Accounting Manager regarding preparing the necessary journal entries and schedules relative to month-end close. Candidates with experience in the retail industry or inventory audits are a huge perk, but not a requirement.

Responsibilities of the Junior Staff Accountant:

  • Processing Accounts Payable invoices and payments
  • Managing payments with vendors
  • Assist with the analysis and the reporting of all General Ledger entries and schedules
  • Balance sheet reconciliations and account analysis
  • Assist in controls and process improvement implementation for both current and new office locations
  • Preparing and posting journal entries during month-end close
  • Asses discrepancies in the ledger and adjust accordingly

Qualifications for the Junior Staff Accountant:

  • Proficient in Excel (Pivot Tables, V-LOOKUPS)
  • Previous experience with a large ERP software required (NetSuite, Oracle, SAP, Dynamics)
  • 1-3 year minimum Accounting experience is required
  • Able to work independently and assume new responsibilities on an as needed basis
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

Benefits:  Medical, dental, vision, 401k, commuter benefits, generous PTO and great office environment!


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