Junior Accountant in Oakland, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 10/24/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Oakland, CA
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job Number: 2141235

This position requires the candidate to 1) understand the details and impacts of our company's and its affiliates' business transactions, 2) discern the appropriate application of GAAP accounting and the reasonableness of recorded amounts and presentation of transactions, 3) determine the appropriate controls and checks to implement for these transactions, 4) monitor and analyze data related to these business transactions, 5) continually ascertain and implement efficiencies and process improvements, 6) work with the team and other departments in ensuring smooth company-wide process flows.

Job Duties may include:

  • Reconciliations and analysis for, but not limited to, bank accounts; general ledger accounts; vendor payments involving detailed quantity and pricing cost layers, such as for gas suppliers, transport providers, commissioned trade vendors
  • Analyzing, validating, and recording monthly accruals related to revenues and costs ("unbilled analysis")
  • Updating, analyzing, and maintaining files and data related to the companies' risk processes
  • Updating, analyzing, and maintaining files and data related to the companies' credit lines
  • Analyzing contracts in conjunction with the testing and auditing of recorded revenue amounts
  • Filing of tax remittances to various agencies, such as the IRS and California and Montana taxing authorities
  • Supporting the month-end close process by compiling and analyzing financial information for the preparation of financial statements
  • Completing full accounting cycle from ledger entries to financial statement preparation for company affiliates
  • Performing ad-hoc pro-forma and financial analysis and research projects
  • Supporting the department in routine payments processing
  • Supporting the department in compiling appropriate supporting documents and voucher packets
  • Aiding the department in meeting compliance with internal and external entity requirements
  • Aiding the department in the preparation and required analysis for audit and document requests
  • Supporting the department in other tasks as required

Rerecord and apply customer payments received from lockbox, payments mailed to office, and ACH payments

• Assist with AR contact notes entry into system

• Complete application of unapplied items and transfers as assigned by Office Manager

• Respond to customer calls and emails regarding account balances, confirmation of payment received and invoice requests

• Create large volumes of invoices, run and validate billing finalization

• Create manual invoices for customized bill presentation

• Perform peer review of invoices

• Update and maintain manual invoice tracking log

• Reverse and rebill invoices per utility or internal adjustments

• Respond and follow up with internal and external customers to resolve billing questions

• Responsible for participation in general administrative duties (copying, scanning, filing, faxing, archiving)


• Demonstrated ability to work in a 'fast' paced environment

• Strong interpersonal communication skills, with the ability for written AND detailed verbal communication (providing concise feedback to coworkers and supervising managers)

• High attention to detail and accuracy

• Strong organizational skills

• Strong customer service skills (phone etiquette, highly articulate, and high grammar skills for email composition)

• Self-starter with ability to carry out multiple tasks and prioritize projects and duties in an efficient manner

• Willingness to "DO"

• Ability to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines

About Nelson:

For more than 45 years, we've been passionate about helping people find jobs they love - rewarding jobs that further career goals. At Nelson, we partner with companies that have outstanding reputations. Working with innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies, our skilled recruiters have access to opportunities beyond what you can find on your own. With Nelson, you'll get the most out of your career. Together, we'll set career goals and find you a position where your skills shine. For a full listing of jobs, go to: www.nelsonjobs.com http://www.nelsonjobs.com/ and click "Find Work."