Sault Tribe
  • - Accounting
  • MI, USA
  • Year Round - Full Time

The Staff Accountant is responsible for providing assistance to the Senior Accountants with financial information processing and reporting, including, but not limited to, accounting tasks and reconciliations for day-to-day, monthly, quarterly and year end activities.                                                                               

                                                                       

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

 

  • Update and maintain accounting journals,      ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions (i.e.      disbursements, expense vouchers, receipts, etc.).
  • Enters data into computer system using      defined computer programs.                                              
  • Prepares and verifies requisitions,      invoices, complex journal entries or other transaction documents for      accuracy, completeness and compliance.                                                                               
  • Determines if funds are available for      expenditures or requisitions and posts to proper accounts.    
  • Assists with monitoring credit card      charges, payment discrepancies, refunds, returns and miscellaneous      charges.                                                                                  
  • Assists with the processing of      functional and benefits expense allocations, monthly accruals,      amortization of prepaid expenses, fixed asset deprecation and recording of      adjusting and reclassification journal entries, if necessary.                                                                               
  • Assists with verification of inventories      real property and equipment, and records description, value, location and      other information.                                                                                   
  • Perform general accounts analysis and      reconciliations, including bank statements, fixed assets, employer's      benefit costs, accruals and prepaid expenses, and monthly General Ledger      reconciliation as required.       
  • Maintain supporting documentation for      accounting entries to support internal and external audits
  • Assists in the preparation of balance      sheet, profit and loss statement, amortization and depreciation schedules,      and other financial reports.                                                                                   
  • Assists in preparing entries and      reconciliations for month end and annual closing to ensure compliance with      generally accepted accounting principles.                  

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

 

  • Attend      required meetings and trainings when needed.                                                                     
  • All other job related duties as assigned.

 

CONTACTS:           

 

Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Executives, customers and outside vendor/service providers.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Position sedentary primarily sitting/lifting a maximum of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant sitting, use of hearing, near/midrange/far vision, color/field of vision, typing; frequent standing, walking and occasional carrying/lifting, reaching, depth perception, travel and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, and noise and air quality. Potential hazards include constant computer and equipment use.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education: Associate's Degree in Accounting or Business Administration required; Bachelor's preferred.

 

Experience: One year of work experience in an accounting related field required.

 

Certification/License: Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of standard accounting practices, including applicable GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles), Federal, State and Tribal regulations, policies and procedures required.  Must have ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, database software and computer based accounting systems.  Knowledge of AS400, JD Edwards, Microsoft Office Suite, inventory, gas station, point-of-sale software preferred. Working knowledge and ability to use office machines such as calculator, copier, fax, printer, scanner, and computer required. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Must maintain confidentiality.     Native American preferred.

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