Robert Half Accountemps Staff Accountant in Goleta, California

If you're looking to build your career in accounting, there's currently a Staff Accountant position through Accountemps that you may want to check out. Located in the Goleta, California area, this short term temporary-to-fulltime position is an engaging, multi-faceted opportunity where hard work is rewarded. The Staff Accountant is responsible for preparing monthly and year-end closings, journal entries, fixed asset maintenance, bank reconciliation, and general ledger reconciliation. The majority of time spent will be dedicated to producing Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. And during the monthly close, your responsibilities will also cover various aspects of internal reporting. You'll also review schedules for the reporting processes, stay in touch with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and play an active role in compliance.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Assist in implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls under SOX and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Participate in various initiatives spanning multiple departments

  • Assist in the month end, quarter end and year end closing process including monthly financial close workbook preparation

  • Complete month end close, journal entries, without supervision

  • Produce complex journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll

  • Report on a wide variety of financial data and communicate it in a useful and understandable manner

  • Oversee the creation of monthly balance sheet and income statement analyses for reporting to management

  • Maintain fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Ad-hoc tasks and special projects, as needed

  • Maintain monthly payment schedules

  • Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets and databases

  • Proficient in ERP systems

  • Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

  • Demonstrated analytical abilities, tendency to quickly connect dots and surmise logical outcomes

  • 3+ years of recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Proficiency in accounts receivable

  • Comprehensive knowledge of account reconciliation

  • General ledger experience preferred

  • Expertise in accounts payable

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills required

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • Commitment and abilities to meet critical business deadlines

  • Spreadsheet and database capabilities

Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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