9482 General Accountant

Temp
Connecticut
Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Title:          General Accountant   
Location:                  Wethersfield, CT area
Relocation:              No
Position Type:        Long Term Temporary
Salary:                       $20 – $25 per hour, D.O.E.
Position Number:   9482

SUMMARY:

Our Client, MIRA (Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority) has asked Hallmark to help them find a General Accountant for their local office, on a temporary basis. Reports to the Manager of Accounting and Financial Reporting. This is a full time, long term, temp assignment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The General Accountant has an important role in ensuring the timely progress of accounting workflow through the preparation and submission of journal entries and audit reports to the Senior Financial Accountant for review in conformance with applicable standards and the established month end, quarter-end and year-end closing schedules and processes.
  • Prepare and sign monthly, quarterly and year-end journal entries such as cash entries, due to/from entries, payroll entries, void check entries, deferred revenue entries, accrual entries, reclassification entries, prepaid entries, use of reserve entries, fuel inventory adjustments, invested in capital assets entries and other entries as needed. Submit entries to the Sr. Financial Accountant.
  • Prepare monthly fixed asset review packages and entries for certain projects by reviewing MIRA’s general ledger. Submit to the Senior Financial Accountant for review.
  • Prepare and sign reconciliation of accounts for month-end, quarter- end and year- end closings such as Authority’s checking account, clearing accounts, STIF accounts, 941 payroll reconciliation, due to/from accounts, accounts receivable accounts, misc. receivable accounts, prepaid accounts, customer deposit accounts, deferred revenue accounts, accounts payable, use of reserve, working trial balance, fuel inventory and invested in capital asset accounts. Submit to the Senior Financial Accountant for review and sign off.
  • Perform monthly revenue audit by selecting samples from general ledger and tracing the samples to source documents and payments. Reconcile and document differences. Prepare and sign a report of the sampling detail, findings, and reconciliation, and submit to the Sr. Financial Accountant for review.
  • Perform monthly onsite audit of MIRA’s Contractor expenses by reviewing and selecting samples from Contractor’s general ledger. Trace samples to the source documents. Prepare a report of the sampling detail, findings, and reconciliation, and submit to the Sr. Financial Accountant for review.
  • Perform monthly paid vendor audit by selecting samples from payment register and tracing the samples to source documents. Reconcile and document differences. Prepare and sign a report of the sampling detail, findings, and reconciliation, and submit to the Sr. Financial Accountant for review.
  • Record keeping: Audit of journal entries on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist Manager of Accounting and Financial Reporting and Senior Financial Accountant in preparation of Notes to Financial Statements and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report as needed.
  • Perform the bi-annual fixed assets physical inventory for each of the Authority’s projects as per directions from the Senior Financial Accountant and the Manager of Accounting and Financial Reporting.
  • Assist in compiling information for annual independent audit, State compliance audits and other audits. Examples include: General ledger and working trial balance reports for revenue and expenses, prepayments, bank statements, reconciliations, fuel inventory reports, and journal entries for audit sampling.
  • Voucher invoices and process check run.
  • Assist Manager of Accounting and Financial Reporting in completion of special projects as needed.

 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university
  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Good knowledge of government accounting, auditing, and reporting requirements
  • Excellent knowledge of personal computers and spreadsheet applications
  • Ability to carry out department objectives with limited supervision
  • Ability to work long hours during year-end closing
  • Strong organization, interpersonal skills and attention to detail required
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lift items or boxes generally weighing up to 20 pounds and infrequently weighing more than 20 pounds (if over 20 lbs. a two-person lift may be required). Boxes of paper should be broken down into smaller parcels for handling.
  • Ability to sit and use a computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions and to communicate effectively with peers and supervisors.

 

OTHER: 

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Hallmark and our Client are Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employers.  We encourage all qualified people with the current right to work for any employer in the USA to apply.  NOTE: We cannot consider H-1 Visa candidates for this position.  Principals only, please.

 

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