Careers / Staff Accountant
The Countsy Staff Accountant is responsible for upholding the Company’s commitment to the Client by focusing on quality in all aspects of delivery. In addition, the Staff Accountant has the skills to meet the objectives of the specific assignment with minimal supervision with occasional guidance and mentoring from other Accountants at a higher level.
This position is primarily responsible for performing the day-to-day administrative Accounting tasks for multiple Countsy Clients. The Staff Accountant will function as a contributing team member to their assigned team, working with other Staff Accountants, Accounting Managers, Senior Accountants, HR Generalists, Payroll Specialists, and the team’s Controller and Assistant Controller. From time to time, the Staff Accountant may be asked to help with coverage of other team member’s clients.
The ideal candidate must be able to work with the designated Startup CFO or Accounting Manager/Senior Accountant for each client, and deliver a timely, and quality service to the Client, while adhering to all appropriate policies and procedures that are GAAP compliant. This position requires a high degree of independent judgment and decision making. Assistance may be sought from other Accountants on the client’s Accounting team, or the Assistant Controller/Controller.
Effectively communicate with Client, and Countsy staff to understand and document priorities and work status
Develop an understanding of the client's business
Demonstrate commitment to client success. Become familiar with project scope and tool sets required
Execute work plan while meeting agreed upon deadlines and commitments
Perform Accounts Payable and credit card upload/reconciliations functions for multiple business entities
Assist other Accountants in monthly and quarterly close including credit card processing and receipt collections
Prepare and/or assist with annual 1099 reporting
Effectively navigate and utilize the latest cloud-based technology and software programs including Dropbox, NetSuite, Bill.com, Expensify, Quickbase, and EchoSign to seamlessly provide excellent client service
Manage a high volume of e-mails in multiple client folders within Microsoft Outlook to prioritize and complete daily client tasks
Seek and communicate ways to improve client satisfaction
Support client and team with timely response to information requests
Take ownership of work and follow tasks through to completion
Utilize research and knowledge management channels
Use and administer company practices, standards, procedures, tools and methodologies
Effectively interact with and support other Countsy staff, management and internal staff
Perform all necessary administrative responsibilities in a timely manner (e.g. Timesheet and expense report submission, annual review, response to e-mail and voice-mail, forecasting of upcoming availability)
Comply with Countsy policies and procedures
Work effectively with client and Countsy staff and be positive and respectful in all interactions
The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and
should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities.
Solid knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in a variety of different industries and circumstances
Ability to research accounting issues, reach logical conclusions, and apply to clients’ situation
Proven analytical skills
Excellent time-management and ability to prioritize changing tasks
Sense of urgency necessary to meet goals, objectives and deadlines
Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills aiding in acting as an effective team member
Ability to adjust to new conditions, clients, and tasks
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven analysis, research, and problem solving skills
Ability to communicate Accounting principles and issues to other staff
Prior experience with multi-entity or startup clients (strongly recommended)
Ability to work with people of varied levels of accounting knowledge
Demonstrated high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Excel – familiar with higher formulas (i.e. pivot tables, IF statements, VLOOKUP, etc.)
Ability to accept responsibility for errors, propose corrective measures and ensure controls are in place for non-recurrence
Knowledge of Company policy, procedures and organizational structure
Proficiency with various softwares, ERP systems, and Microsoft Office.
Will interact directly with Client’s staff at all management levels
Will interact internally with Startup CFO’s and other Countsy staff
Will need to interact with Client vendors and contacts
Education: Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Computer Information Systems or related field or equivalent experience is a plus
Experience: Minimum of three (3) years as Accounting professional or equivalent experience. Must have prior experience in Accounting and Accounts Payable in a high-volume environment
Experience with software is required, specific platform tool experience is a strong plus.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Controller