Staff Accountant Job Description

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Staff Accountant Job Description

Job Title: Staff Accountant


Location: [Insert Location]


Job Type: Full-time


Reports to: [Insert Accounting Manager]


Salary: [Insert Salary Range]


Job Overview:

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for maintaining accurate and complete financial records for the company. This position will assist with general ledger accounting, account reconciliations, and month-end closing activities. The Staff Accountant will also prepare financial statements, analyze financial data, and assist with budgeting and forecasting activities.



• Assist with general ledger accounting, including preparing and posting journal entries

• Perform account reconciliations and investigate and resolve any discrepancies

• Assist with month-end closing activities, including preparing and analyzing financial statements

• Prepare and analyze financial data, including budgets and forecasts

• Collaborate with other departments to ensure accurate and complete financial records

• Maintain fixed asset records and prepare depreciation schedules

• Assist with accounts payable and accounts receivable activities, as needed

• Prepare and file tax returns, including sales tax and property tax

• Participate in audits and provide documentation and support as needed

• Stay up-to-date on changes in accounting standards and regulations

• Perform other accounting duties as assigned



• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field

• Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in accounting or a related field

• Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Ability to work independently and in a team environment

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Proficiency in accounting software, such as QuickBooks or Sage, and Microsoft Office, especially Excel

• Knowledge of accounting principles and standards, including GAAP

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information

• CPA or CPA candidate preferred, but not required