Responsible for moderately complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviews and/or processes billing/invoicing and enters data into the accounting databases. May either apply or submit cash applications to the vouchers/invoices. Researches and resolves accounts receivable issues.
Answers questions from other departments, locations and divisions regarding various accounting issues and reports, including profit and loss reports. Researches open accounting issues.
Prepares income statements, balance sheets and various other accounting statements or financial reports for field and management reference for a small to mid size customer or market.
Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records. Reviews transactions from subsystem to ensure data accurately passed through the various tables and sub ledgers.
Analyzes accounting variances and prepares variance explanation reports.
Analyzes reports and records, making recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
Prepares Balance Sheet reconciliations.
Maintains, records, and reconciles billings and accounts receivables for small to mid size clients/markets or accounts.
Examines financial statements and documents for conformance with accounting requirements and principles.
Creates month-end accounting entries and reconciles discrepancies; posts to GL and reviews variances to budget.
Other duties may be assigned.
No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field OR equivalent
combination of education and experience. Minimum of two to four years of
related experience and/or training including 2+ years professional level
accounting experience, preferably 2+ years experience in general accounting,
A/P, A/R clerical and/or entry level accountant positions.
CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational
and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and
courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and
interact effectively with management, employees, and auditors. Must have the
ability to convey financial issues to non-financial users. Ability to collect,
analyze, and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial
Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations. Requires knowledge of financial
terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as
percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.
Follows accounting practices to ensure optimum client satisfaction while
guaranteeing CBRE financial interests are protected.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve
problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate
analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications. Experience with automated
accounting and financial management systems.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to
achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project
deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and
supervisor. Resolves routine questions and problems, and refers more complex
items to Senior Accountant or department management.
Location/Region: Milwaukee, WI