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Staff Accountant

  • Ref: 308664
  • Type: Option-to-Hire
  • Location: North Arlington, NJ
  • Industry: Food
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

The staff accountant will be responsible for day-to-day accounts receivable and payable activities.  These activities include, but are not limited to, processing daily truck-route paperwork, posting and applying cash receipts daily, and research/reconciling customer’s account issues. In addition, the role is responsible for the timely and accurate entry of vendor invoices into the accounting system, and for ensuring that invoices are approved and paid in accordance with Company policy.

Company Information

Food manufacturing

Job Duties

  • Assisting Account Specialists in resolving any customer account issues
  • Working with customers in resolving deductions, short pays, rebates, discounts, returns, and billing disputes
  • Processing truck delivery paperwork daily, including reconciling cash and checks, credits and adjustments
  • Cash application and processing of customer checks and credit card payments daily
  • Handing daily customer EDI transactions
  • Keep good communication with individual salespersons including sending routine aging reports
  • Keep accurate filing system 
  • Heavy phone activity and computer use
  • Providing customers with copies of invoices and statements 
  • Filing and faxing of customer invoices and information
  • Meeting monthly accounts receivable goals
  • Reconciling customer accounts
  • Follow up with new customer credit applications and credit terms
  • Run, print and mail customer statements monthly
  • Maintaining clean and accurate vendor and customer ledgers
  • Processing accounts payable invoices daily
  • Processing weekly check runs
  • Processing wire transfer / credit card / auto payments
  • Keep track of A/P aging to ensure vendor invoices are paid in a timely manner
  • Reconcile vendor statements with NAV


Bachelors degree in accounting  and 1-2 years recent related experience

Experience & Skills Required

  • Experience in Microsoft Navision Dynamics preferred 
  • Previous A/R and A/P experience
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines effectively and efficiently
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Pro-active follow up skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with customers and employees in a professional manner
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, and planning
  • Strong work ethic
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving
  • Adaptable
  • Proactive
  • Innovative
  • Dependable
  • Strong team player, works well in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, dynamic growth-oriented environment

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