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Staff Accountant I

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Lowell, Arkansas, United States
Closing date
Apr 22, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary:

Under routine supervision, this position is an entry level accountant role responsible for assuring that business owned accounts are fairly and accurately represented on company financial statements. Responsibilities will involve developing innovative and effective solutions to problems in financial analysis, reporting and forecasting. Routines are generally prescribed and supervision is readily available.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist with analysis and review of the organization's financial performance by collecting, analyzing, and reporting financial and statistical data.
  • Maintain records of organization's financial activity in accordance with GAAP, organizational standards, and in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and similar regulatory requirements.
  • Work with various departments to assist with their expense management strategies and procedures.
  • Analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Support the preparation of operating budgets with and for various departments to support organization's expense management goals.
  • Perform accounting functions for the organization, including record keeping and reporting.
  • Examine and review unusual cost records and ensure cost data is allocated correctly.
  • Support the creation of standard reports on financial performance for internal and external use.
  • Create and utilize automated tools for the updating, analyzing, and reporting of consolidated financial results


Minimum Qualification:
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, or related field, or foreign equivalent, or suitable combination of education, experience and training in a related field; with 0 - 1 year of Finance and/or Accounting experience.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work both individually and as a team
  • Knowledge of Financial systems
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and Excel
  • Proficient time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional designation such as CPA, CFA, etc., or progress toward a designation
  • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business related field and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience or training with 0 to 1 year of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of SQL and data management tools (QMF, SQL Server, TOAD)


Factors which may affect starting pay within this range may include skills, education, experience, geography, and other qualifications of the successful candidate. This position may be eligible for annual bonus and incentives based on profitability or volumes in accordance with the terms of the Company's bonus and incentive plans, as applicable and in effect from time to time.


The Company offers the following benefits for full-time positions, subject to applicable eligibility requirements, as may be in effect from time to time: medical benefit, dental benefit, vision benefit, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, paid time off commensurate with tenure (includes vacation and sick time), six weeks of paid maternity leave along with two weeks of paid parental leave, and six paid holidays annually.


Bachelors: Accounting (Required), GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:

Accounting/Payroll, Finance

Job Opening ID:

00544010 Staff Accountant I (Open)

"This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements 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."

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.

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