Accountant
Hillsdale, NY Accounting
Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Verifies, allocates, and posts details of business transactions to subsidiary accounts in journals via the current accounting application software.

 

Compiles reports to show statistics such as cash receipts and disbursements, accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets, sales and income taxes and other items pertinent to the operation of the business.

 

Assists in preparation and mailing of monthly statements to customers.

 

Performs general office tasks including reception, typing, word processing, correspondence composition and preparation, and mail processing.

 

Enters, verifies & posts accounts payable invoices.  Routes to responsible manager for payment authorization.

 

Responds to vendor inquiries and requests documentation from vendors to resolve discrepancies.

 

Enters, verifies, and posts accounts receivable transactions.

 

Responds to customer inquiries.

 

Prepares checks and cash for deposit.

 

Prepares checks for signature, stamps invoices “PAID” and maintains files of paid and pending invoices.

 

Reconciles general ledger accounts with subsidiary ledgers and source documents.

 

Participates in all required training assignments.

 

Displays teamwork and effort in performance of all duties.

 

Supports the goals and objectives of Ed Herrington, Inc. through adherence to company policies, safety guidelines, and work requirements for successful completion of all assignments.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree (A.A.S.) in accounting or business or similar degree from two-year college or technical school; or 1-2 years related experience in bookkeeping or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience in building materials industry may be substituted for education requirements.

 


Clear communication skills.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to greet and communicate with customers in a manner that reflects customer service objectives of Ed Herrington, Inc.

 


High degree of match aptitude including the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages.

 


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists resulting in a reasonable and accurate conclusion that can be well communicated.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear and access documents located in other areas of the accounting offices.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock while working around electrically powered office equipment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

OTHER

10-key calculator keypad experience and proficiency

Extensive keyboard/typing skills.

Full time, part time, or seasonal position.  Hours as assigned in a Sunday through Saturday work week.

May require use of personal vehicle for mail and bank run duties at reimbursable mileage expense.

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