Accounting Associate jobs in Harrisburg, PA

Accounting Associate jobs in Harrisburg, PA

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Job Title : Accounting Associate

Job Location : Harrisburg, PA

Pay range : $60000/year

Full time

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Job Summary for the Accounting Assistant:
The Accounting Associate has a well-rounded accounting knowledge, focusing on all aspects of payables and receivables within a complex multi-organization culture. With a stringent requirement for attention to detail and a high level of dependability, the role ensures that critical accounting functions are executed accurately and adhering to various deadlines.

As a key player performing a vital role in the daily operations of the business, the incumbent is considered essential staff, indispensable for the seamless continuity and success of the business.

Duties/Responsibilities for the Accounting Assistant:

  • Create and maintain vendors and customers
  • Scan, route and allocate invoices for approval among multiple companies
  • Create and issue checks, ACH transactions and wire payments
  • Process director payments
  • Deposit checks
  • Pull and process all cash receipts and payables receipts
  • Reconcile event accounting for billing to members and customers
  • Create and disseminate monthly invoices to members and customers
  • Review and process employee expense reports
  • Manage credit card process to include monthly reconciliation
  • Monitor AR balances and follow up on overdue invoices
  • Update relevant job processes and procedures
  • Test payables and receivables during accounting software upgrades
  • Order and maintain department office supplies
  • Serve as a backup for critical month-end close functions
  • Assist with special projects, i.e. records retention, document management

Required Skills/Abilities for the Accounting Assistant:

  • A proven track record of applying accounting concepts to transactions preferably in an organization with inter-company transactions between parent and subsidiaries or with brother/sister organizations
  • Ability to manage weekly deliverables, and meet other time-sensitive deadlines
  • Ability to quickly switch tasks, to complete last-minute requests
  • Working experience with software based payables and receivables functions
  • Initiative in identifying ways to make the position more efficient
  • Microsoft Outlook®
  • Microsoft Office®, especially Excel®, Word® & Access®
  • Proficient in Microsoft Business Central is preferred.
  • Proficient in Adaptive WorkDay budget program is preferred.

Competencies for the Accounting Assistant:

  • Organized and able to manage time and email well
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team-environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Dependable
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Education and Experience for the Accounting Assistant:

  • Associate’s degree in Accounting or equivalent experience in accounting in a multi- company environment; Bachelor’s degree a plus
  • A minimum of two years of progressive responsibilities in accounts payable and accounts receivable within a multi-faceted organization
  • Nonprofit or cooperative accounting experience a plus

Physical Requirements for the Accounting Assistant:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Able to travel as needed.

Position Specifics for the Accounting Assistant:

  • Position reports to Manager – Finance

Compensation Range for the Accounting Assistant:

  • Pay Grade 3: $55,000 – $60,000

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