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Staff Accountant

Company: ARS National Services
Location: Escondido
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

It's time to Start the New Year off Right and we have an opportunity for you! We are actively seeking a Staff Accountant to join our hardworking, detail orientated, and energetic Accounting Department.--We know now more than ever, our jobs matter and we all want a career we can rely on. At ARS we are stronger than ever. The health and safety of our employees, their families, our clients, candidates, and our communities are of the utmost importance to us.ARS brings more than 25 years' experience in the industry helping customers resolve their overdue accounts with dignity, transparency, and recognition of each individual's financial situation.Under general direction of the Corporate Controller, the Staff Accountant will work on large volume journal entries, reconciliations and other department-specific or ad-hoc reports with a focus on timeliness and accuracy. This position will support the Senior Staff Accountant in month-end close and indirectly oversee the Junior Staff Accountant responsibilities. This position will also support the Payroll Supervisor with payroll functions: processing payroll and payroll system changes, reviewing and approving time sheets, and responding to employee inquiries.Due to the COVID-19 situation, this role will temporarily be performed remotely. The successful candidate MUST live within the Escondido area, as this position will train and work from home until such time as it is determined that the role can safely transition back into the office work site full-time.?Essential Duties:* Assist in the completion of month-end journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations* Verify accuracy of accounting records and analyze discrepancies* Assist with audit preparation for clients and year-end CPA visit* Provide support to the Controller or designee for special projects and process improvements* Provide backup for Junior Staff Accountant daily banking duties* Assist Payroll Supervisor with preparation of bi-weekly payroll and monthly bonus payroll runs* Process, review and ensure accuracy of payroll reports* Prepare ad hoc reports in response to requests from users within other departments* Follow up with various department supervisors on missing or incomplete timecards* Input payroll data such as W-4 and direct deposits changes, etc.* Respond and resolve employee questions and/or problems in a timely manner* Perform other duties as assignedCompetencies:* Organization.* Action Oriented: Able to move quickly and execute new processes and programs effectively* Customer Focus: Act with internal and external customers in mind* Integrity & Trust: Is widely trusted, is seen as a direct, truthful individual, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, and doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gainPosition Specific:* Critical Thinking: Problem-solve logically, must be able to maintain the confidentiality of employee information* Communication: Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with all levels of employees and management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills* Time Management: Ability to work under deadline pressure, cope well with changing priorities and effectively manage multiple projects* Organizing: Excellent organizational skills. Ability to discern critical items, perform follow up, and strong attention to detail* Self-Directed: Must be able to work independently or collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment* Composure: Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain composure in a fast-paced environment while meeting deadlinesTechnical and/or Functional Skills & Knowledge:* At least 1-year previous experience handling large volume journal entries and reconciliations* Must be an independent and detail-oriented professional* Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously* Ability to work under aggressive deadlines* Strong analytical and problem-solving skillsQualifications:* Bachelor's degree in Accounting* Advanced Excel, Outlook skills* Experience with PowerPoint, Access a plus* General knowledge of GAAPARS is dedicated to fostering an environment that appreciates humanity. ARS respectfully promotes cultural awareness and treats everyone with kindness. As a method to increase cultural competency, ARS:* provides education on diversity, equity, and inclusion,* promotes various ethnic events, and* sponsors the development of Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) to cultivate inclusiveness while ensuring that all team members thrive.ARS is passionately driven to solve complex challenges involving diversity and inclusion.Job Benefits:At ARS we enjoy 8 paid holidays to spend with your family and friends, including the day after Thanksgiving. Full benefits that include medical, dental, vision and 401k. Eligible employees begin to accrue PTO hours per the scheduled rates beginning with the first pay period. A business casual dress code, as long as its professional; dress comfortably and with your own style. Wellbeing initiatives and daily motivation through our social media platforms.Disclaimer:ARS is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual's qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religious creed (which includes religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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