Junior accountant

  • location: San Francisco, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $20 - $25 per hour
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job description

Junior accountant

job summary:
General Accounting Duties:

  • Assisting with month end close
  • Performing monthly reconciliation of General Ledger accounts
  • Preparing various financial accounting journal entries
  • Participate in year-end close activities including processing 1099s
  • Assisting with audit and tax preparation support
  • Assisting with state escheatment compliance
  • Oversee maintenance of the Billing and Collections policy and procedures manual
  • Proactive engagement in providing process improvements to the overall improvement of department
  • Ability to extract and analyze data to propose appropriate correcting journal entries
  • Other special projects as they arise
Accounts Payable:

  • Assist in managing the AP inbox
  • Assisting with entering bills, paying, oversee payable procedure and vendor relations.
  • Supporting account reconciliation during month end close.
  • Act as vacation backup to the Senior Accountant in handling accounts payable processing (e.g. vendors, employee and corporate credit cards)
  • Proactive in ensuring compliance to internal policy and regulations as part of the AP team.
Billing/Accounts Receivable:

  • Assist with all billing responsibilities, such as Publication Fees, Advertising, Collections, and other products as they arise. This includes responsibility for sending reminders for past due author fees.
  • Working as a team, person must be accurate and fast to handle collections volume of 300 - 400 invoice payments per week. This will entail posting payments received against accounts receivables.
  • Research skills are essential in identifying misapplied payments, unidentified customer payments and finding updated customer contact information.
  • Research, judgment, and diplomacy are expected in the soft touch collections effort for past due customers. This requires strong verbal and written communication skills when interacting with customers in a professional manner. Work will also entail research to locate customers to re-establish lost contact.
  • Respond to customer billing inquiries via email and phone in a professional manner. This requires strong written and verbal communications.
  • This person is expected to be a strong team player in collaborating with the Billing and Collections team and will serve as vacation backup for team members.
  • Work with Controller to improve aged receivables targets.
Interpersonal and Work Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication; exceptional interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to handle short deadlines, work well under pressure, and prioritize multiple projects
  • Fast learner; ability to work successfully both individually and as a member of a team
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, ask questions and use judgment
  • Strong organization skills with attention to details
Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business-related field required
  • 1 year of experience in the accounting field, and general familiarity with GAAP
  • Must have solid computer/systems skills
  • Proficient with MS Office products, especially Excel (pivot tables and VLOOKUPs)
  • Proven ability to handle a fast-paced, dynamic growth and rapidly changing work environment required
 
location: San Francisco, California
job type: Contract
salary: $20 - 25 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Unknown
experience: 1 Years
 
responsibilities:
General Accounting Duties:

  • Assisting with month end close
  • Performing monthly reconciliation of General Ledger accounts
  • Preparing various financial accounting journal entries
  • Participate in year-end close activities including processing 1099s
  • Assisting with audit and tax preparation support
  • Assisting with state escheatment compliance
  • Oversee maintenance of the Billing and Collections policy and procedures manual
  • Proactive engagement in providing process improvements to the overall improvement of department
  • Ability to extract and analyze data to propose appropriate correcting journal entries
  • Other special projects as they arise
Accounts Payable:

  • Assist in managing the AP inbox
  • Assisting with entering bills, paying, oversee payable procedure and vendor relations.
  • Supporting account reconciliation during month end close.
  • Act as vacation backup to the Senior Accountant in handling accounts payable processing (e.g. vendors, employee and corporate credit cards)
  • Proactive in ensuring compliance to internal policy and regulations as part of the AP team.
Billing/Accounts Receivable:

  • Assist with all billing responsibilities, such as Publication Fees, Advertising, Collections, and other products as they arise. This includes responsibility for sending reminders for past due author fees.
  • Working as a team, person must be accurate and fast to handle collections volume of 300 - 400 invoice payments per week. This will entail posting payments received against accounts receivables.
  • Research skills are essential in identifying misapplied payments, unidentified customer payments and finding updated customer contact information.
  • Research, judgment, and diplomacy are expected in the soft touch collections effort for past due customers. This requires strong verbal and written communication skills when interacting with customers in a professional manner. Work will also entail research to locate customers to re-establish lost contact.
  • Respond to customer billing inquiries via email and phone in a professional manner. This requires strong written and verbal communications.
  • This person is expected to be a strong team player in collaborating with the Billing and Collections team and will serve as vacation backup for team members.
  • Work with Controller to improve aged receivables targets.
Interpersonal and Work Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication; exceptional interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to handle short deadlines, work well under pressure, and prioritize multiple projects
  • Fast learner; ability to work successfully both individually and as a member of a team
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, ask questions and use judgment
  • Strong organization skills with attention to details
 
qualifications:
Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business-related field required
  • 1 year of experience in the accounting field, and general familiarity with GAAP
  • Must have solid computer/systems skills
  • Proficient with MS Office products, especially Excel (pivot tables and VLOOKUPs)
  • Proven ability to handle a fast-paced, dynamic growth and rapidly changing work environment required
 
skills: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, A/P Processing, 1099s
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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