Junior Staff Accountant

Merritt Group
Mclean, VA
May 03, 2022
May 15, 2022
Full Time
Job Description Merritt Group and Cutline are nationally recognized, fast-paced and fast-growing communications firms. Both organizations have built strong cultures made up of smart, hard-working, fun-loving and team-oriented individuals. We push ourselves and our clients to deliver excellent results, but we balance it with a healthy dose of fun and humility. We are seeking a qualified Junior Staff Accountant for our Tysons Corner, VA office who will perform general bookkeeping, maintain accurate financial records, and assist in a wide variety of accounting, office management & IT related tasks. This position reports directly to the Senior Staff Accountant. The ideal candidate will possess a strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and will have an appreciation for both efficiency and accuracy. KEY FUNCTIONS Assist with month end, quarterly and annual financial close process Ensure the integrity of accounting system data, keeping information current and accurate Perform general ledger account reconciliations, resolve discrepancies, and maintain supporting records Classify and record transactions Work with HR to ensure that labor costs, and records are well maintained File periodic tax returns and other compliance requirements with multiple state, local, and federal agencies Assist with and perform billing activities, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable duties. Other duties as assigned KEY SOFT SKILLS Knowledge of accounting principles Ability to identify problems and work proactively to find solutions Organizational skills sufficient to prioritize work and complete tasks efficiently and accurately Critical reasoning and analytical skills Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential information REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Computer Information Systems One to three years' experience Competency in MS Excel and Google Suite Experience with accounting software - preferably Workamajig (formerly Creative Manager Pro) Experience in the professional services industry preferred

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