Robert Half Accountemps Staff Accountant in Fargo, North Dakota

Our client in Fargo, ND is looking for a Staff Accountant ll. This is a long-term position for about 9 months. As the Staff Accountant ll you will be responsible for the following: Supporting the day-to-day operations of the accounting area including all general ledger accounts and financial statements, accountable for timely and accurate financial statement preparation, and ensures accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end closing processes. RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Functions ? Overall knowledge of day-to-day operations of the accounting functions including all general ledger accounts and financial statements. Especially within SAP System. ? Accountable for timely and accurate financial statement preparation and working directly with the accounting and finance teams. ? Contacts state sales tax agencies and provides answers on sales tax policy questions posed by customers, corporate departments and branch employees. ? Adjusts sales taxes on customer invoices when appropriate. Notifies customers when exemption certificates are needed. ? Ensures the collection and maintenance of accurate accounting information as requested in accordance with the requirements of the company's information system. ? Provides accurate, timely documentation of general ledger accounts and other information as requested. ? Performs monthly Taxware updates and applies miscellaneous updates due to tax law changes or Company changes (i.e. tax jurisdiction codes, new cost centers). ? Ensures all required functions are performed meeting the company's high quality standards and that all functions are staffed by qualified personnel. ? Responsible for sales and use tax implications for all company acquisitions. Non-essential Functions ? Assists with the month end close processes. ? Maintains customer sales tax exemption certificates. ? Coordinates and acts as a liaison related to sales tax audits. ? Responsible for education and training of branch and corporate department personnel on sales and use tax issues. QUALIFICATIONS: ? Minimum of a four-year accounting, finance or business administration degree with seven or more years of progressive accounting or related work experience. ? Public accounting experience preferred. ? A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or similar designation is required. ? Ability to read, write and speak in English is preferred. ? Prefer strong working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint), Internet, Email and SAP software. For immediate consideration please apply to or call 320-240-0008.

General Ledger, Tax - Sales Use, Financial Statement Preparation, Month End Close, Collections - Commercial

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