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Company: Southwest Research Institute
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:Our goal is to process the financial records in a timely and accurate manner. Our team is responsible for preparing the operating statements and internal unaudited financial statements on a periodic basis. As well as, responding to inquiries about expenses, invoice processing and capital assets.Objectives of this Role:Work with a diverse group of people to provide accounting support for various departments of the Institute.Have a passion for learning and should be recognized as an approachable, engaging, confident and trusted team member.Have a commitment to financial accuracy and a spirit of continuous improvements to eliminate inefficiencies.Assist the Accounting Department as well as the technical divisions with ensuring the accounting transactions are accurately recorded.Research and resolve accounting discrepancies timely to include communication with Institute staff. This will include the proficient use of Excel to research, update and validate data underlying spreadsheet functionality.Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:With the use of Excel, prepare monthly reconciliations for various general ledger accounts in accordance with SwRI's accounting policies. In addition, assist with the preparation of adjusting journal entries associated with their respective account reconciliations.Review processed transactions to ensure the account coding is accurate and in accordance with the Institute's policies. This shall include referencing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and US GAAP.Have the ability to learn and work with a wide range of software in order to perform various accounting functions.After gaining an understanding of how the software works, identify efficiencies for assigned tasks.Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work with large amounts of data gathered from various systems.In addition, able to work independently with minimal supervision, providing regular status updates to the respective accounting supervisor.Strive to identify process improvements and have good oral and written communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees and various functional departments to maximize efficiency, problem solving, and outcomes.Requirements:Requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA or CPA eligible candidate or Master's Degree is a plusHave knowledge of general business practices and procedures with an ability to maintain organization of assignments to meet tight deadlines5 years: Experience with personal computers with an ability to type and efficiently operate a 10-key. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with advance skills in Excel. Be able to compile, generate and manage spreadsheets capturing key data related accounting transactions.Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgmentMay be expected to practice confidentialityMust be able to exercise diligence, and attention to detail in the completion of assigned tasks and projectsHave some experience with leading a project with multiple team members or group taskA valid/clear driver's license is requiredPDN-993351c5-8ed0-48c6-87a9-c4fa0b0dde34

Keywords: Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio , SPECIALIST - SR. SPECIALIST - COST ACCOUNTING, Accounting, Auditing , San Antonio, Texas

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