Accountant 1

Atlanta, GA 30334

Posted: 11/02/2018 Industry: Professional Job Number: 1801596 Pay Rate: $18.00/hour
Accountant 1

Job Description

Under supervision, analyzes financial information and prepares financial reports to document or maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss or other financial activities within an agency. Records financial transactions, reconciles accounting records and prepares reports.

Job Requirements

Bachelor' s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor' s degree in a business curriculum which included completion of introductory and intermediate accounting sequence. Note: Some positions may require certifications.

Job Duties

Under general supervision and according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), performs professional accounting duties, such as recording financial transactions, preparing accounting reports, and providing information to auditors and other third parties. Duties include, but are not limited to, analyzing accounting data and transactions to ensure accuracy; analyzing, recording, and interpreting financial transactions; reviewing, maintaining, and analyzing information from petty cash and trust fund accounts to ensure compliance with administrative procedures; performing operational analysis of accounting system(s); auditing financial documentation such as employee expense statements, travel advances, and registration payments; balancing and processing monthly and quarterly payments; performing accounts payable, salary, and/or travel reconciliations; preparing specialized and standard accounting reports and providing information to auditors and other third parties; making General Ledger adjustments; providing input into policies and procedures and/or developing and maintaining budget and financial records for a section or unit; analyzing and reconciling accounting data and transactions that requires knowledge of complex rules and regulations and use of research and/or problem-solving skills; performing operational analyses of accounting systems, subsystems, and procedures to ensure accuracy of data, to ensure compliance with GAAP, and to identify improvements in the methods for recording, maintaining, and reporting financial transactions; responding to inquiries for resolution of accounting problems or for information or interpretation from third parties such as banks, auditors, vendors and governmental entities; and notifying appropriate personnel of pending audit actions. Processes invoices for payment; processes travel request reimbursements.
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