Jr. Staff Accountant

Position Description:
The Junior Staff Accountant enters and maintains financial records of the organization. He/She reports to the Accounting Manager and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team.

Responsibilities:
- Enters and manages data in the ERP system.
- Work with National office staff to get approvals for payment of invoices.
- Process incoming invoices.
- Sort and deliver mail, as needed.
- Assist with the transition of records from paper to electronic format.
- Prepares monthly schedules and analysis of general ledger accounts.
- Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and follow up on unreconciled items.
- Prepare monthly journal entries.
- Assist field personnel to assemble sales tax information and monthly reporting.
- Track completion of state filings.
- Process credit applications for field when signatures are needed.
- Perform special projects and analysis as needed throughout the year.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Competencies:
- Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
- Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
- Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
- Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
- Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
- Detail Minded: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; monitor own work to ensure quality and organization. Strong attention to detail while multitasking.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field.
- Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite products (experience with Great Plains preferred).
- Must possess basic mathematic skills, the ability to analyze figures, knowledge of accounting principles and excellent verbal and written skills.
- Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Maturity, professionalism, and high level of discretion are required.
- Must have strong attention to detail.

MDA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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