• Staff Accountant

    Location CR-Heredia
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/28/2018 11:41 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Positions
    Accounting/Finance - Accounting
  • Job Summary

    The Staff Accountant position reports to the Accounting Supervisor. The position performs various senior and mid-level accounting tasks on a daily and monthly basis, including processing of journal entries, support to the month-end close, key account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, and support to the reporting package.  The following is a high level overview of the activities to be performed for this function. This position might require travel to client sites that are located outside of Costa Rica area. 


    This Staff Accountant must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.


    • GL Account and Sub-Ledger Reconciliations and variance analysis
    • Journal Entry Processing
    • Preparation of accruals in GL
    • Chart of Account maintenance
    • Bank Reconciliations
    • Fixed Asset administration
    • Daily batch upload to ERP systems
    • Closing periods in accounting, disbursements and billing modules in client ERP system
    • Systems/Modules reconciliations (i.e., ERP)
    • Regular reconciliation and application of cash accounts, in accordance with established timelines
    • Monitor cash balance with company bank accounts
    • Analyze data and take action when out of balance conditions occur
    • In addition, the Staff Accountant supports the Senior Accountants in gathering data and reporting on the department's processing metrics including determining relevant statistical data to measure.
    • This position requires a high level of communication to internal and external customers, proposals to management for process improvement solutions, ad-hoc report development for special projects.

    Skills and Experience

    • 1 – 3 years’ experience working in general accounting area, preferably for a company with US operations
    • Knowledge of and experience of the complete accounting cycle
    • Technical Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred
    • Strong knowledge of MS Office tools (Excel)
    • Knowledge of SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle or other comparable ERP system is highly desired
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and to work independently
    • Team oriented person who can focus on the details. Detail oriented and strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
    • Team building skills and the ability to establish effective relationships and rapport with a wide variety of individuals will be crucial to success.
    • Ability to deal effectively with tight month end closing process
    • Demonstrates initiative to follow up on pending issues and organize assigned work
    • Ability to research, collect, assimilate, retain and analyze business information, including diagnosis and correction of the problem
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to express oneself in a logical and concise manner are essential
    • Great confidence and an excellent business sense


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