Staff Accountant - Buffalo, New York United States - 35770


Job #: 35770
Title: Staff Accountant
Job Location: Buffalo, New York - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO


Staff Accountant Job Overview

The Staff Accountant is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of general ledger accounts, accounts payable processing and banking; provides analysis of accounting transactions to assist the finance team and Controller in the preparation of financial statements, regulatory reports, budgets and forecasts. 



  • Maintaining overall accuracy of the general ledger
  • Key aspects of the monthly financial closing process, including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations, analyses and financial reports
  • Determining the correctness and accuracy of transaction activity. Investigate and resolve discrepancies; interacting with peers and senior management as necessary. Making corrections where necessary.
  • Evaluating work processes, recommending improvements in order to increase efficiency and accuracy
  • Identifying internal control weaknesses; proposing and implementing corrective actions
  • Performing monthly account analyses and preparing work paper documentation
  • Computing depreciation and accrued expense calculations
  • Preparing and reconciling daily cash reports; reconciling bank accounts monthly
  • Reconciling intercompany accounts and transactions
  • Providing analytical support to the Revenue & AR Accountant, Senior Accountant, Controller and President
  • Responding to requests for analyses and information from senior management, including Superintendent and President.
  • Crosstraining with Senior Accountant to perform all aspects of accounts payable processing
  • Crosstraining with Revenue & AR Accountant to perform all aspects of that role and payroll processing. 
  • Preparing annual sales tax returns, quarterly HUT returns and various regulatory report (JCOPE)
  • Serving as liaison between outside auditors and finance team; lead the annual audit, including preparation of reports and responding to inquiries.
  • Preparing annual operating budget
  • Boxing records and maintaining document retention inventory in Excel
  • Writing procedures for all assigned tasks; updating as necessary, ensuring procedures are current and accurate
  • Assisting Controller with implementation of new software and technology and with training staff
  • Completing other duties and tasks as requested by the Controller and President




  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration or related field is required.
  • 5+ years experience in a similar role.
  • Able to demonstrate specific instances of outstanding service, including identifying and anticipating needs, delivering to expectations and follow through.
  • Demonstrates a strong attention to detail; identifying and correcting errors in text or number sequences. 
  • Ability to work independently in completing assigned duties.
  • Demonstrates commitment to producing work that is accurate the first time. 
  • Strong organizational skills that permeate all aspects of work from organizing the physical work space, to filing, to time and deadline management.
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written, coupled with excellent listening skills.  Able to adjust communication style in order to effectively convince or persuade others at any level of the organization.
  • Demonstrates initiative, perseverance and creativity in meeting stated objectives, able to effectively problem-solve around challenges to achieve objectives.
  • Understanding of the accounting function and its role in external and regulatory reporting
  • Able to convey understanding of accounting concepts to non-financial employees when necessary
  • Commitment to accuracy, thoroughness, attention to detail and completing work assignments on schedule
  • Good critical thinking skills and sound judgment in decision-making
  • Experience working with business accounting / ERP systems



University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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