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ACCOUNTANT II

Organization: InterVarsity Press
Date Posted: 5/30/2019
Date Needed: 6/3/2019
City: Westmont
Location: Illinois
Country: United States
Primary Category: Finance (Credit, Accounting, Bookkeeping)
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Description & Details

This position will serve InterVarsity Press staff and management by insuring the prompt and accurate accounting of financial records according to IRS requirements, generally accepted accounting principles and InterVarsity polices. The Accountant II will be responsible for general ledger accounting, assisting with the month-end closing process, financial reporting, variance analysis, sales/us tax preparation and annual audits. 

 

A complete listing of duties is available by visiting the website noted in the "How to Apply/Contact" section above.

 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

GENERAL ACCOUNTING - Creating and maintaining sound financial records by:

  •  Preparing and recording (data entry) of financial transactions within the books of records according to generally accepted accounting principles and InterVarsity policies and procedures
  • Analyzing accounts, records, reports, accounts receivable and payable, journal vouchers, general and subsidiary ledgers and other accounting documents for accuracy and completeness. Investigate and resolve accounting problems for the area of responsibility
  • Preparing monthly financial information utilizing the applicable support systems. Duties include preparing journal entries, coding invoices/vouchers, reconciling the balance sheet and analyzing variances.
  • Maintaining and update accounting systems to properly record financial transactions
  • Ensuring sales/use tax compliance, prepare, file and accrue use tax when needed
  • Preparing account reconciliations and analyze accounts
  • Suggesting control improvements by researching and interpreting accounting policies and system capabilities
  • Participating in the annual financial statement audit by working with the external auditors to provide an understanding of processes and supporting documentation for various accounts

 

 

GENERAL - Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Finance team by:

  • Performing office functions to support work
  • Assisting with other functions as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Faith.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 3+ years general accounting experience
  • Proficient in preparing reconciliations, journal entries and financial statements
  • Experience with handling sales tax with a multi-state filer (preferred)
  • Experience with accounting information systems (Workday preferred) and Microsoft Software applications
  • Strong and effective written and oral communication skills, experience translating information to non-technical staff
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills (proficiency with VLookup and Pivot Tables)

How to Apply / Contact

Interested candidates should visit https://www.ivpress.com/jobs-and-internships to complete an online application and also view the complete Accountant II position description and responsibilities.  

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