Accounting Specialist, US

Job Title: Accounting Specialist

Position Reports To: Finance Director

Position Location/Territory: US

Position Objectives: An Accounting Specialist at SMUSA will be a financial representative for the organization and support financial objectives related to reporting, vendor/customer partner relationships, and internal departments.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Accurately maintain, balance, and audit a General Ledger by posting/processing checks, deposits and journal entries to produce accurate financial statements
  • Reconcile account receivable, accounts payable, bank accounts, and intercompany accounts
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close using independent judgment and GAAP
  • Prepare budget reports, department allocation reports, inventory reports or other specialized reports or analysis on a regular or ad hoc basis
  • Monitor, analyze and ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information
  • Analyze revenues and expenditures to assure they are within compliance, and budgetary limitations, and accurately recorded in General Ledger
  • Assist the Director of Finance in the daily banking requirements
  • Manage receipts and posting of payments
  • Participate in the maintenance and analysis of accurate financial reporting records including prepaid/accrued expenses
  • Communicate directly with distributors and/or suppliers to resolve any issues or concerns
  • Process all Account payables weekly including import reconciliations and associated transportation costs
  • Be able to file transactions electronically and manually
  • Prepare and track vendor setup and maintenance
  • Prepare appropriate schedules and reports as requested by clients and provide any requested analysis
  • Maintain and reconcile fixed asset ledger; calculate and post monthly depreciation
  • Compile and post monthly expense reports
  • Prepare payment proposals for suppliers
  • Coordinate purchase variances with internal team and parent company
  • Reconcile month-end inventory to General Ledger
  • Periodic system updates and troubleshooting
  • Administer relationship, reconciliations, and payment requests for specialty importer
  • Process and post periodic electronic and check income tax payments
  • Prepare monthly project spending reconciliations
  • Other duties assigned by Office Supervisor

Additional Skills and/or Educational Background:

  • Educational background in Accounting is a must. A few years’ experience in full cycle Accounting is preferred
  • Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles and other financial reporting practices
  • Ability to communicate (both in verbal and written form) with clients, client suppliers, vendors, and banking contacts
  • Analytical ability to develop and implement improvements or recommendations
  • Apply policy or statute to business process to ensure compliance
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism with minimal supervision
  • Ability to operate calculator, computer, and other general office equipment
  • Experience with ERP systems preferred
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting but must be able to do a manual set of books
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills are a must
  • Must be able to keep client matters strictly confidential
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills interfacing with internal and external customers
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within a constantly changing environment with enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of our team