Staff Accountant


Position Summary

PEOPLEASE is looking for a qualified Staff Accountant to join our team. The purpose of the Accounting & Finance Department is to manage the planning and forecasting process through insightful analyses and information to enhance overall company decision making and profitability.  The Staff Accountant will engage in all activities related to general accounting, to include bank reconciliations, month-end and year-end closings, general ledger entries, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to manage and execute the coordination of multiple projects within required timeframes and expectations; demonstrated excellence in communication skills; be able to inform both orally and in writing; working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Demonstrate the ability to perform detail-oriented tasks; interact, coordinate, follow up, and effectively communicate with Accounting & Finance team members, regional teams, Senior Management, and Third-Party Administrators.

Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to function as a remote employee in a distributed work team.

Essential Duties

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Perform regularly scheduled bank reconciliations
  • Integrate general ledger activity from external software
  • Maintain detailed reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts
  • Record cash receipts and general ledger entries
  • Support accounts payable activities to ensure accuracy and timeliness of invoice creation and entry
  • Prepare pertinent information for third party audit requests
  • Serve as primary backup for treasury processes
  • Assist in quarterly payroll tax filings with applicable Federal, State, and Local authorities
  • Participate in a wide variety of ad-hoc reports, special projects, process improvements and analysis as necessary
  • Communicate with clients and internal personnel in a courteous and professional manner
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required
  • 1+ years of experience in general accounting
  • Professional Employer Organization (PEO) experience preferred
  • Strong technical proficiency working in complex systems
  • Communication proficiency
  • Personal effectiveness, credibility, ethical conduct
  • Time management and attention to detail

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisposition. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of thisposition, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employeefrequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools,or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; andreach with hands and arms. The employee mustoccasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilitiesrequired by this position include close vision, distance vision, and theability to adjust focus. This position will be workingprimarily indoors and some of the time in an outdoor environment. From thismovement, the employee will encounter varying temperatures. The normal auto andair travel hazards will apply.