Staff Accountant

Champaign, IL


The staff accountant reports to the Director of Finance and is part of the finance team. The staff accountant is responsible for assisting the finance department in creating accurate and timely financial records for the organization, assisting with accounts payable and receivable, filing multi state sales and use taxes, preparing for assorted audits, budgeting, inventory control, job costing, payroll, benefits, human resources, and fixed assets. The successful candidate should have excellent computer (Excel, Word, and Great Plains) skills; exceptional problem-solving abilities and good organizational skills.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare tax filings for multi states and municipalities
  • Accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts such as general ledger account, documenting business transactions, and complete corresponding reconciliations.
  • Review, investigate, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports
  • Ensures all deadlines are met accordance with the closing dates set by management
  • Maintains prompt and regular attendance
  • Reconciles bank accounts
  • Reconcile credit card transactions for staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills:

  • High-level communication skills: professional communication, demeanor, and appearance
  • Superior customer service skills: professionalism, soft skills, and phone etiquette
  • Detail oriented, organized while maintaining production volume
  • Time management, prioritization and multitasking abilities
  • Works independently and collaborates well with a team
  • Desire to work hard and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to easily adapt to changes in processes, procedures and priority
  • Willing to participate in cross training and backup other team members
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Forward planning and organizational skills
  • Dependability

Experience Requirements and Positives:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Experience with multi state tax filings
  • Experience in audit preparation and process
  • Experience in construction and/or telecommunication industries
  • Familiar with job costing and project accounting
  • Experience processing payroll