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Staff Accountant

Company: Construction Specialties
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Construction Specialties, Inc.
Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties (CS) is a specialty building products manufacturer. CS provides solutions to building challenges that architects, designers, building owners, facility managers, and contractors face every day. Since inventing the first extruded louver, CS has become a global leader in all our product categories. Our products are a part of some of the most iconic buildings around the world-from the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, to the Oculus at the World Trade Center Transit Hub in Manhattan. If you want to work in an inspiring atmosphere and collaborate with customers and colleagues to solve challenges, we're the right place for you. CS: Making Buildings Better
The Staff Accountant will be responsible for analyzing and verifying complex financial information, preparing financial reporting, reconciling general ledger accounts and performing month-end close activities.
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, including but not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Compile and input financial data to GL accounts and document business transactions.
  • Preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations
  • Prepare analysis for IT related Prepaid expenses including cost distribution to domestic and international divisions for certain expense categories
  • Coordinate department & account coding of invoices/contract payments ensuring timely payment & proper expense recognition
  • Support Finance and Corporate departments with preparation of periodic forecasts & annual budgets
  • Perform profit and loss analysis and variance analysis on Corporate department expenses
  • Analyze and review inter-company invoices to ensure appropriate General Ledger coding
  • Reconcile and analyze various accrual accounts, including but not limited to, deposits, prepaid expenses, and various liabilities
  • Prepare month/quarter-end journal entries and review budgets
  • Reconcile Balance Sheet accounts and resolve reconciling items on a timely basis
  • Continually evaluate internal department's changing business requirements, and produce new reports and services to help them meet their goals
  • Prepare balance sheet/ income statement trend analysis
  • Prepare schedules for internal/external auditors in connection with reviews/audits
  • Prepare analyses and make recommendations that aid management in determining the proper accounting of reserves, assets, liabilities and expenditures
  • Interface with and support corporate finance personnel
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies and reporting deadlines
  • Ensure transactions are performed within a sound internal control environment
  • Provide recommendations for process improvements and efficient use of resources
  • Perform additional work as assigned

    KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE/ EDUCATION: (Minimum Education and/or Experience required)

    • bachelor's or graduate degree in accounting or finance
    • 3 years' experience in financial accounting
    • Active CPA certification or candidate a plus
    • Knowledge of standard accounting practices and procedures required
    • General knowledge of internal controls (knowledge of controls in an ERP environment a plus)
    • Personal computing skills with a high degree of competence in Microsoft Office software such as, Excel, Word & Outlook
    • Able to accept/drive change in business processes for quality and efficiency improvement
    • Excellent Troubleshooting, Listening and Problem-Solving Skills
    • Able to work in a multi-task environment
    • Effective oral and written communications


Keywords: Construction Specialties, Trenton , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Lebanon, New Jersey

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