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Staff Accountant

Allen Distribution
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
Closing date
Jun 18, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Accountant

Department: Accounting & Finance

Reports To: Director Corporate Controller

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm - Monday through Friday

Salary: $70,000.00 to $85,000.00/Yearly

Purpose of PositionTo contribute to the keeping of the company's general ledger and other accounting records for all operations of a significant, high volume customer account

Company Expectations

Works the hours needed to support the business goals (including weekends and holidays). Remains open-minded, performs a wide variety of job tasks, transitions from task to task effectively (multi-task).


Always present and punctual; arrives prepared for work. Completes work in a timely, accurate and consistent manner.


Maintains a Whatever it Takes attitude. Lives by company values and inspires others.

Willingness to Learn:

Approaches new tasks with an interest to learn. Has the ability to learn techniques as job task requirements change.


Seeks out additional work when job tasks are completed. Goes above and beyond required tasks.

Quality of Work:

Maintains high standards despite pressing deadlines. Produces accurate, thorough and professional work. Understands the importance of Only Handle It Once - OHIO, by completing work correctly the first time.

Follows Directions:

Follows all written and verbal instructions provided by management, project leader, etc


Shares all information in a professional and factual manner ensuring the best decisions are made for the company.


Maintains an appropriate appearance and dresses in accordance with the established dress code guidelines to your respective



Follows all rules and practices. Informs supervisor immediately if unsafe conduct or conditions arise.

Position Competency
  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance
  • 0-5 years experience of relevant accounting experience
  • A strong grasp of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and effective internal controls
  • The ability to perform account analysis/reconciliations and other accounting activities
  • Advanced problem solving abilities
  • Highly organized with close attention to detail
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and experience with accounting ERP systems
  • Open mind and eager and willing to learn

Role Expectations
  • Actively involved with monthly close processing including posting journal entries and completing account reconciliations
  • Responsible for preparation of journal entries, with appropriate supporting documentation
  • Perform monthly close Balance Sheet reconciliations, as assigned
  • Assist with posting credit card expense transactions ensuring proper approval and correct account posting
  • Reconcile pass-though and cost plus transactions, matching vendor purchases to customer billings
  • Assist with maintaining fixed assets
  • Research and resolve accounting variances
  • Keep up with activity on a daily basis
  • Follow up with operations personnel to obtain needed information and to resolve issues
  • Assist with gathering documentation for the annual financial statement audit
  • Work with customer personnel as needed, always remembering the Customer First value while at the same time representing the company's interest
  • Establish and maintain a process to detect errors and correct them prior to impacting the customer or internal financial reporting
  • Work with the IT department to develop reports needed to support reconciliation activities
  • Implement and document accounting procedures
  • Protect the company's value by keeping financial information confidential
  • Support the Director Corporate Controller, Vice President of Finance and Operations with projects and analysis as required

In no instance should the duties, responsibilities and requirements outlined be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by Management as deemed appropriate.

Compensation details: 70000-85000 Yearly Salary


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