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Business Advisory Services Staff Accountant

Chapel Hill, NC
Prominent CPA firm in the Chapel Hill, NC area is seeking a Staff Accountant for our Business Advisory Services department. The ideal candidate will have approximately 2 years of experience with bookkeeping/accounting and be familiar with the preparation of financial statements, payroll processing/tax filings, and general ledger maintenance. Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to switch between projects is highly desired. Experience with small businesses and nonprofit organizations preferred.
The Staff Accountant in Business Advisory Services is directly responsible for various client accounts which are assigned to them. This includes bookkeeping, payroll and payroll tax, sales and use tax, financial statement preparation and various other accounting and consulting services.
Skill sets should include (but are not limited to) neatness and clarity of work, appropriate relations with client personnel and firm associates, enthusiasm for assignments (especially more advanced or technical projects), and the ability to complete work timely and accurately.
Competency and technical skill sets include (but are not limited to) strong knowledge of accounting principles and standard accounting processes for recording a company’s business transactions into a general ledger, account reconciliations and work paper preparation, prepare and post journal entries and ability to adapt work as required by level of engagement.
Candidate must have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, and Microsoft Word. Personal characteristics include integrity, professional in attitude and appearance, and strong work ethic.  Sense of humor is a must!
Minimum of two years of prior bookkeeping experience and an accounting degree preferred
Highly proficient in QuickBooks
Highly proficient in Payroll Processing/Tax Filing
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team
High degree of discretion dealing with confidential information
Available to work overtime in January through March
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