Staff Accountant Job

Children's Health - Accounting Careers

Job Number: 51740

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 7-6-2017



Monitors and maintains the General Ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization, applying the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), that include analytical work and thorough review of financial records. Includes, but is not limited to, journal entries, account reconciliations, variance analysis of interim financial statements and ad/hoc reporting. Provides customer service for both internal and external customers, including light training/instruction of general ledger usage for internal customers. Duties may also include responsibilities related to Accounts Receivable (A/R) and/or Asset Management (AM). A/R duties include, but are not limited to: preparation of invoicing, contract interpretation, analysis and maintenance, A/R aging analysis and collections; and reviewing, analyzing, and recommending adjustments/write-offs, month-end and year-end A/R module closing process, A/R training and troubleshooting, and reconciling A/R system to the general ledger. AM duties include, but are not limited to: recording fixed asset acquisitions and disposals, tracking completion of open projects and ensuring proper capitalization of the expenditures, analysis of general ledger activity, both P&L and B/S according to company policy, determine capitalization requirements related to monthly expenditures, calculate monthly depreciation, perform physical inventories annually, reconcile AM system to the general ledger.


Requires experience in their professional discipline to appropriately apply their knowledge; broadens their professional expertise and acquires higher level skills

Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work

No supervisory responsibilities but may provide informal guidance to new team members

Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using professional/technical experience, judgment and precedents

Impacts quality of their work as well as the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies

Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction

Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations


General Staff Accountant Responsibilities

Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records, and files.

Prepare full monthly reconciliations of general ledger accounts as assigned.

Analyze information by developing spreadsheet reports and verifying information.

Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual account variance analysis, for assigned balance sheet and income statement accounts, for month/quarter/year-end financial review, and prepare and post adjusting entries as needed.

Assist in the review and posting of reclass entries and correction of the error suspense account.

Maintain and process escheatment’s and required regulatory filings for each state.

Prepare supporting documents for quarterly and annual financial statements.

Prepare audit schedules as needed and respond to audit inquiries.

Effectively interface with other departments, as well as outside vendors, in order to solve any billing, reconciliation, or reclass issues.

Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.

Other duties/projects as assigned.

A/R Specific Staff Accountant Responsibilities

Review contracts.

Prepare invoices in accordance with outstanding contracts as well as internal correspondence provided as backup for the billed amounts, and maintains an accurate billing database.

Conduct A/R account research and analysis.

Maintain an accurate aging report, send statements to customers initiate and assist with collections of aged accounts, and interact with customers to resolve any other outstanding issues.

Reconcile Other A/R to the G/L.

Process credit card payments from Other A/R customers as needed.

Conduct analysis of A/R as requested by management.

A/R vendor and term maintenance.

Process the monthly close of the A/R Module.

Preparation of necessary Ad/Hoc reports.

Subject matter expert for Lawson A/R Module.

AM Specific Staff Accountant Responsibilities

Record fixed asset acquisitions and disposals/retirements in the system, calculate gain/(loss) on disposals/retirements.

Track open projects ensuring expenditures are properly categorized as capital or expense. Upon close-out record the capital portion in the AM system.

Review all assets posted to the CIP account to ensure that they are properly categorized.

Creation and maintenance of Asset Management templates.

Calculate depreciation for all fixed assets.

Reconcile the AM system to the GL.

Process the monthly close of the AM system.

Prepare estimate of depreciation expense for budgeting purposes.

Review expensed equipment for items that should be capital and handle appropriately.

Perform an annual inventory of fixed assets with internal customers.

Preparation of necessary Ad/Hoc reports and fixed asset analysis as requested by management.

Subject matter expert for Lawson AM Module.


GL reconciliation and analysis (2-3 years’ experience) required

A/R invoicing, analysis, collections (2-3 years) [A/R specific position] preferred

AM recording of acquisitions/disposals, system maintenance (2-3 years)[AM specific position]required


Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required

Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience preferred


CPA preferred

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.

Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.

Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.

Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.

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