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ACCOUNTANT I in Memphis, TN at ServiceMaster

Date Posted: 3/1/2019

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Job Description

Position Overview

Responsible for preparing journal entries, preparing reconciliations, and summarizing general ledger information for management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare journal entries for assigned accounts
  • Review GL accounts/financial statements for reasonableness
  • Identify event (i.e., missing rent, utilities, charges posted to wrong account, etc.)
  • Estimate amount to accrue, defer, reverse or change based upon historical data and knowledge of business
  • Determine which accounts are affected
  • Determine whether to increase or decrease balances in those accounts
  • Record journal entry
  • Review balance sheet account balances
  • Compare balance to supporting documentation/source (operating system, bank statements, etc)
  • Identify variances between documentation/source and GL
  • Research variances to identify cause(s) of variance
  • Determine if GL account needs to be increased or decreased
  • Prepare and record journal entry (as above)
  • Determine if branch acquired/purchased new business that needs to be booked or considered in analysis
  • Determine if all revenue/accounts receivable posted to GL correctly
  • Verify GL postings for certain expenses agree to supporting documentation: identify/research/resolve differences
  • Review Fixed Assets: identify/research/resolve for additions, gain/loss on sales, disposals, etc
  • Review Trial Balance: identify/research/resolve any unusual balances
  • Review Trended P&L: identify/research/resolve any unusual balances
  • Determine if adjusting entries for accruals/deferrals needed
  • Compare P&L to prior year, prior month, budget, projections, etc: identify/research/resolve issues
  • Prepare and record journal entries (as above) for all previous steps
  • Summarize general ledger information for management review/reporting
  • Communicate with co-workers, management, clients and others in professional manner
  • Assist in preparation of schedules for auditors
  • Participate in special projects as requested
  • Identify variances and trends

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting and 0 - 5 years of related work history or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required
  • CPA or MBA, preferred
  • Proficient in Office and Access
  • Ability to work collaboratively cross-functionally contributing to team success
  • Able to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Detail oriented, highly motivated with strong work ethic and quality orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Customer focus
  • Technical/professional knowledge and skills
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential function to this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Incumbent must be prepared to:

  • Move up to 10 pounds occasionally, by lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise repositioning objects.
  • Sitting for long periods of time while using office equipment such as computers, phones and etc.
  • Fingering and Repetitive motions; such as movement of wrists, hands and fingers while picking, pinching and typing during your normal working environment.
  • Express or exchange ideas with others through the use of spoken word, quickly, accurately, and at an easily audible volume, and receive detailed information through oral communication at usual speaking levels without correction, and/or make fine discriminations in the nature of sounds in the environment.

Incumbent is required to have:

  • Close visual acuity to perform detail oriented activities at distances close to the eyes, as well as visual acuity to perform activities at or within arm’s reach with skill, control, and accuracy, such as preparing and analyzing data, viewing computer screen and expansive reading.

Incumbent will be subject to:

  • Inside working conditions: The change of building environment such as with or without air conditioning and heating.


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