Staff Accountant (Long term temp role no end date) HOUSTON, TEXAS

Job Description
•Perform general accounting activities for the assigned departments and account areas to maintain accurate and complete accounting records:
oReview disbursement instructions and related supporting documents for appropriate documentation, approval and general ledger coding.
oApply cash receipts to accounts receivable and communicate with the trade departments to resolve payment discrepancies.
oPrepare journal entries for assigned general ledger accounts and include adequate supporting documents.
oSend payment requests to cash management and liaison with cash management and trade departments to resolve issues related to disbursements.
oMaintain and file account documentation in a timely and organized manner.
oPerform other duties as required and assigned.
•Execute accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close activities:
oEfficiently plan and perform assigned tasks and provide all deliverables to managers’ review in a timely manner.
oAnalyze and prepare journal entries & supporting schedules for assigned accounts.
oCoordinate with the assigned trade departments to obtain information for closing, such as quarterly reporting forms, and assist managers in preparing account reconciliations, analyses and financial reports.
•Work closely with the assigned trade departments and other corporate functions to provide ongoing accounting support, respond to inquiries and provide the requested information timely and accurately with manager consultation as necessary.
•Assist managers in collecting information related to audit and internal controls related requests, reviewing the information for accuracy and completeness, and submitting them timely.
•Conduct semi-annual balance confirmation process for the assigned trade departments.
•Assist in preparing balance confirmation requests from customers/suppliers and their auditors.
•Perform other accounting activities, including the following:
oAssist in documenting accounting process and workflow manual/guidance.
oWork with other team members to send accounting files to storage locations for record retention.
oPerform ad-hock tasks and substitute for others in the event of absence or when emergency situations arise.
•Timely and proactively report issues and work status to managers and consult with them after conducting research.

Competencies
Knowledge and Skills
•Required:
o3-5 years of relevant experience in the financial accounting field
oProficient in Microsoft Office
oAbility to prioritize and complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner
oAbility to work effectively within a team
oStrong organizational skills
oExcellent communication skills, both written and verbal
•Preferred:
oSAP experience is beneficial.
Relevant Experience and Education
•Education/Training:
oBachelor’s degree in accounting or related field preferred.
•Licenses or certifications required, if any:
oCPA license or certification is preferred.