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Staff Accountant

Company: Traffic Solutions
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Staff AccountantStatewide Safety Systems, classified as an essential business, is the premier resource for providing work zone traffic control services and products in the Western United States. Work in a fast paced, exciting, dynamic environment with a dedicated group of team players.The Staff Accountant provides oversight of the company's treasury accounting process and controls. Due to the sensitive nature of the position, the candidate must work on-site in the corporate office location, not remotely. The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to management of the high volume of daily banking transactions, recording electronic receipts and payments, preparation of accurate and timely reconciliations for multiple entities and analysis of financial information.Essential Functions:Daily Roles and Responsibilities:process and clear a large number of ACHs, lockbox deposits, incoming checks, credit card transactions and incoming and outgoing wire transfers on a timely basis.Reconcile credit card batch transactions daily to the bank using reports from IQ/Vantivinvestigate positive pay exceptions and process to ensure authorized checks and ACHs are paid.provide accounts payable a listing of outgoing ACHs and wiresprovide daily bank reports to AR and managementmonitor bank account balances and report to management based on established thresholdsrun credit card transactions upon request for all branchesMonthly Roles and Responsibilities:develop and maintain large sets of financial data with use of Excel and other tools to summarize the data in order to reconcile accounts.timely reconcile operating and collection bank accounts from multiple banks institutions for several entities. (25 bank accounts; 11 with heavy volume of transactions)ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of multiple bank accounts (checks, cash, credit cards, ACH, etc.) related to AR, AP, and all other cash applications.Ongoing Roles and Responsibilities:compile and analyze financial information to prepare reconciliations and journal entriesprocess check inquiries on a timely basis (research if check is paid, pull copy of check or place stop payment on unpaid checks).identify EPA(ACH debits) exceptions and follow through to set-up account properly.assist in the preparation of bank documents when needed (signature cards, new bank features).ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures in accordance with GAAPbank account maintenance including account service updates, analysis of fees and insuring integrity of internal bank account dataestablish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control proceduresresolve accounting discrepancies and irregularitiesinvolvement in streamlining the role through new uses of technology in order to be involved in other accounting areas.directly engage with senior management, specifically around the treasury function and overall cash management, funding requirements, and projections.assist with special projects and work with Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) department with monthly reporting and ad hoc financial analysis as neededKnowledge and Skill:heavy bank reconciliation experience with accounts with a large number of transactionsexperience with credit card processing portals. Experience with IQ/Vantiv is preferredaccounting degree or equivalentknowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles (GAAP)knowledge of economic principlesknowledge of auditing practices and principlesknowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulationsproficient in Microsoft Office and ability to learn and use job specific computer programsadvanced Excel skills - pivot tables, lookups, index, index/match and handling large amounts of dataideally 2-3 years of experience in treasury or accounting, high degree of attention to detail and accuracyfamiliarity with the processes, concepts, methods and tools for maintaining accurate and thorough records of financial transactionsCharacteristics:trustworthiness: honesty and integrityfulfills commitments and dedicated to working a 40 hour weekself-starter and able to develop processes with minimal training and supervisioninnovation and collaborationsolid organizational and time management skillsstrong communication, interpersonal and problem solving skillsability to retain an open mind for change and make recommendations for improvemententrepreneurial spiritWORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The majority of the work related to this job is performed indoors. The noise level is the work environment is usually low/moderate.This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.Traffic Solutions Corp dba Statewide Safety Systems complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination against employees and applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other protected classifications under applicable law. Traffic Solutions Corp complies with all federal government contracting laws and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for qualified employees and applicants, such as women, minorities, persons with disabilities and certain groups of veterans. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, promotions, and training, working conditions, compensation and benefits. Traffic Solutions Corp policies and practices reflect our commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment, including contracting opportunities for vendors and suppliers.

Keywords: Traffic Solutions, Santa Ana , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Santa Ana, California

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