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Junior Accountant - Direct Hire

Costa Mesa, CA

Posted: 03/14/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Position Industry: Accounting/Bookkeeping Job Number: 40810.1
A thriving company with a regional office in Costa Mesa is looking to add an ambitious up and coming Junior Accountant to their highly productive Accounting Group. The Junior Accountant will perform monthly journal entries, reconcile general ledger accounts, handle all accounts payable and receivables, and provide assistance in a busy accounting team. This is a full time, direct hire opportunity with great growth potential.

Responsibilities: Verify and audit records for accuracy, computing and verifying amounts, coding, matching, and batching of all accounts payable transactions in a timely manner. Prepare and data entry of vouchers, encumbrances and journal entries. Process A/P check runs, assemble, mail checks, and maintain files. Develop and maintain spreadsheets and update database for A/P related items. Prepare monthly G/L account reconciliation schedules. Communicate with internal staff and vendors, research and resolve A/P issues and prepare necessary documentation in a timely manner. General accounting work including journal entries and reconciliations. Manage theday to day billing and accounts receivable process; meet departmental billing and A/R deadlines. Oversee the monthly credit card billing and invoicing and apply payments as they are received. Perform account reconciliations and sales tax reporting. Provide general backup and support to Accounting Department as needed.

Requirements: 2 years of accounting experience in general accounting. Must have a 4 year degree. Strong technical skills with MS Excel. Knowledge of basic accounting principles, including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Ability to learn new applications/software systems effectively and efficiently. Ability to handle shifting priorities.

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