Accountant II

Memphis, TN 38103

Job Category: Accounting/Auditing Job Number: 115038

Job Title:              Accountant II

Location:              Memphis TN 38103

Duration:             2 Months Contract (8 weeks)

About Client: Partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. Company has 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.     

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supporting 40 branches
  • Prepare journal entries for assigned accounts
  • Review GL accounts/financial statements for reasonableness
  • Determine if all revenue/accounts receivable posted to GL correctly
  • Identify event -ie, missing rent, utilities, charges posted to wrong account, etc
  • Estimate amount to accrue, defer, reverse or change based upon historical data and knowledge of business
  • Determine whether to increase or decrease balances in those accounts
  • Record journal entries
  • Prepare reconciliations for assigned accounts
  • Assist in performing financial statement review and consolidations
  • Agree balance to supporting documentation/source (operating system, bank statements, etc)
  • Identify variances between documentation/source and GL
  • Research variances to identify cause(s) of variance
  • Determine if branch acquired/purchased new business that needs to be booked or considered in analysis
  • Identify/research/resolve any unusual balances for P&L, Trial Balance, Fixed Assets
  • Determine if adjusting entries for accruals/deferrals needed
  • Assist in development and design of accounting processes to mitigate controls risks
  • Assess accounting impacts of business changes
  • Ensure compliance with SOX controls and accounting policies
  • Serve as liaison to operational and functional departments
  • Assist in integration of new team members, supervise and review work of less experienced team members

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 5 - 10 years of related work history Preferred Skills/experience
  • CPA or MBA a plus
  • Financial presentation experience a plus
  • JD Edwards experience preferred
  • Proficient in Office; utilization of JDE and Cognos preferred Knowledge,

Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work collaboratively cross-functionally contributing to team success
  • Able to effectively handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Detail oriented, highly motivated with strong work ethic and quality orientation
  • Ability to analyze accounts, identify variances and unusual trends, and interpret results
  • Decision making
  • Understanding of business processes and impact of such processes on accounting processes/procedures, including identifying control risks

About ASK: ASK Staffing is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Staffing connects people with amazing opportunities




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