Staff Accountant

Employer
Colonial Group Incorporated
Location
Fairfax, VA
Posted
Jul 17, 2017
Closes
Aug 07, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Job Description Founded in 1996, Colonial Energy's core business is supplying natural gas to business customers in the Eastern United States and Gulf Coast regions. Colonial combines strategic perspective and analytical skills with our day-to-day operational capabilities. By working closely with the major producers within the Gulf coast and Appalachian supply regions, Colonial has developed a diverse natural gas supply portfolio. Colonial Energy is a member of Colonial Group, Inc., a family owned, well-established, award-winning, 93-year distributor of fuel and nationally branded lubricants. Colonial Energy has locations in Houston, TX, Pittsburgh PA, and Fairfax, VA. Under the direction of the Treasurer, the Staff Accountant is responsible for tasks relating to general accounting functions, financial reporting, and business unit operational accounting. This position is responsible for a variety of daily, weekly and monthly tasks associated with Colonial Energy, Inc.'s accounting processes. JOB EXPECTATIONS/DUTIES Analyze financial transactions and accounts to determine accuracy and completeness of entries. Create journal entries to record the revenues, expenses, and tax provisions. Prepare monthly cash reconciliations and record related journal entries. Review, investigate and correct errors and inconsistencies between purchase orders and supplier invoices. Prepare vouchers for the payment of supplier invoices. Research and respond to accounting inquiries from various personnel. Communicate findings in a clear and concise manner. Develop an in-depth working knowledge of all operational and accounting computer software/equipment systems that impact the accounting and financial reporting processes. Ensure that all deadlines are met in accordance with department closing dates. Assist with accounting of certain inventory items. Reconcile related general ledger accounts. Prepare various other monthly account reconciliations which may include receivables, payables, accrued expenses, and other accounts. This responsibility includes any daily or weekly processes that lead to the overall reconciliation of the monthly activity. Other special projects, reports, tasks, and financial assessments as assigned by the Treasurer or Senior Management. POSITION REQUIREMENTS Education/Experience Requirements: BA/BS in Accounting is required. Some related prior experience is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) is required, and the candidate should be comfortable working with multiple PC software platforms and large automated accounting systems. Strong verbal and written communication skills, problem solving ability, and developed interpersonal skills are required. The ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines, and thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment is necessary. Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Travel may be required up to 10%. Eligibility Requirements: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US Colonial Group, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer and committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our organizations. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. Colonial Group, Inc. prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Company Description Colonial Group, Inc. is a family owned, well-established, award winning, 93 year distributor of fuel and nationally branded lubricants and Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Colonial has locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.