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Junior Accountant

Employer
CHARTER SCHOOLS USA INC
Location
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Role
Assistant Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JOB PURPOSE
Reports to the Accounting Manager and assists with multiple duties in regards to accounting functions of Charter Schools USA within established deadlines. The Staff Accountant provides a wide variety of customer services for school locations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements for multiple entities, which includes the following:
Perform bank reconciliations
Prepare and post required journal entries
Review & reconcile all balance sheet accounts
Prepare summary of significant events and budget variances
Prepare supporting documentation for financial statements including balance sheet schedules and other reconciliations
Work closely with independent auditors during annual financial statement audit with preparing schedules and invoices, providing explanations of supporting materials and procedures, and preparing any other necessary data.
Posting of accounts to the General Ledger for:
Accounts Receivable
Cash Receipts
Accounts Payable
Cash Disbursements
Payroll
Maintain records of all financial documents with appropriate supporting material; update records as necessary.
Communicate with co-workers, management, clients, schools, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions.
Provide support such as schedules, data, information, etc. for the annual budget process.

**MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED**

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required personnel so classified.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment toward the position and the mission of the company; supports company's goals and strategic priorities.
Works and interacts with staff and relates to individuals at all levels of the organization; relates to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the incumbent must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image.
Demonstrates ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
Prepares and analyzes complex financial reports, including writing report sections, integrating content, and formatting business documents.
Establishes a set of operating principles and routines; driving projects to completion, while insisting on highest level of quality.
Ability to consistently be at work, to arrive on time, to follow instructions, to respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Strives to research, evaluate and implement best practices.
Establishes excellent interpersonal skills between all constituents: being courteous, professional, and helpful; demonstrates high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
Demonstrates excellent oral (including presentations), written, interpersonal (active listening), skills and ability in negotiating and influencing; great phone etiquette.
Good knowledge of company and departmental policies and procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements for K-12 schools and charter school law.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting or related field.
1-3 years bookkeeping or other relevant accounting experience
Computer Basics - MS Windows (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); proficiency in accounting software.
Commitment to company values.
Such alternatives to the above requirements as CSUSA may find appropriate and acceptable.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the responsibilities of this position, the work environment characteristics listed below are representative of the environment the employee will encounter:

Usual office working conditions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
No physical exertion required.
Travel within or outside of state.
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with CSUSA salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Charter Schools USA.

FLSA OVERTIME CATEGORY

Job is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

EVALUATION

Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Charter Schools USA's policy.

DECLARATION

The Charter Schools USA Human Resources Department retains the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by Human Resources Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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