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Staff Accountant

Milwaukee, WI 53214

Posted: 05/26/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 563875 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Pay Rate: $24/hr


The Accountant-I is responsible for performing professional accounting duties in support of various accounting functions. They will assist with the completion of the month-end close and ensure accuracy in accordance with IFRS and GAAP standards.


  1. Complete month-end close and perform variance analysis for multiple operating facilities to ensure accuracy.

  2. Prepare journal entries and maintain proper supporting documentation

  3. Reconcile Balance Sheet accounts monthly, and maintain a monthly close binder

  4. Understanding of fundamental accounting concepts

  5. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills with good vocabulary, good grammar and the ability to independently compose routine written communications.

  6. Must possess strong telephone etiquette

  7. Must have strong computer skills with good working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other software programs.

  8. Must have ability to develop spreadsheets and modify formats in order to complete assignments

  9. Must demonstrate ability to pay close attention to details, and present good planning, organization, and time management skills

  10. Must have the ability to handle diverse tasks simultaneously and be able to work effectively with interruptions

  11. Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information or issues

  12. Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Admin preferred
  • 0-2 years of related work experience
  • Detail orientated
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and manage varying tasks
  • Ability to work autonomously
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