• Staff Accountant

    Location US-FL-Fort Lauderdale
    Category
    Financial
  • Overview

    CTI Group Worldwide Services is a leading international hospitality staffing partner with all of the major cruise lines. We have eight recruiting offices throughout Asia and operate multiple training facilities in Asia. We also provide several other products and services for the cruise and hospitality industries. We are headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This position reports to the Director of Accounting.

     

    The Staff Accountant is responsible for full-cycle general ledger accounting, and will serve as the go-to support person for the Director of Accounting. The position will perform the following key functions: day-to-day bank monitoring and reconciliation, customer invoicing, A/R and A/P management, weekly and monthly analysis of Asian offices’ Due To/From, month-end reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts, journal entry preparation, assistance in financial statement and report preparation, and process improvement initiatives.

    Responsibilities

    Staff Accountant Specific Responsibilities:

    • Bank monitoring and reconciliation: Maintain daily reconciliations across multiple bank accounts in different divisions, ensuring that reconciling items are resolved on a real-time basis.
    • Customer invoicing: Perform bi-weekly and monthly customer invoicing, working with a large volume of transaction data.
    • A/R and A/P management: Monitor aging summaries and follow-up on aged items on an ongoing basis. Coordinate and perform A/R collections follow-ups, escalating to Director of Accounting as necessary.
    • Asian offices reconciliations: Perform/review weekly and monthly analysis and reconciliation of eight Asian offices’ Due To/From.
    • Month-end close: Play a key role in the monthly close of eight consolidated legal entities.
      • Reconciliations: Perform monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts, including researching and resolving discrepancies: Cash, A/R, Fixed Assets, Inventory, A/P, Intercompany postings and eliminations.
      • Journal entries: Ensure that recurring journal entries are prepared, approved by Director of Accounting, and posted in a timely manner throughout the month and as part of the close.
      • Financial statement and report preparation: Prepare balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. Prepare ad hoc reporting for management as requested.
    • Process improvement: Assist with documenting and developing accounting policies and control procedures. Assist with process improvement and automation initiatives. Able to communicate improvement proposals in a constructive, well-researched manner.
    • Assist in the processing and recording of bi-weekly payroll
    • Prepare monthly sales tax returns
    • Coordinate and observe quarterly physical inventory count of garments in a warehouse environment (local area)
    • Other projects and tasks assigned by the Director of Accounting
    • Administration of company benefits
    • Coordination with our CPA firm

    Qualifications

    Staff Accountant Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
    • MUST be proficient in QuickBooks and Excel
    • Minimum of two years' staff accountant or bookkeeping experience with full-cycle GL in a small or medium enterprise (under $100M)
    • Solid grasp of accounting fundamentals and working knowledge of non-complex US GAAP
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently
    • Must be organized and able to handle multiple tasks and projects at one time
    • Detailed oriented with analytical thinking skills
    • Understanding of internal controls and best practices in a small business accounting environment
    • Sound professional judgment and maturity required, as this position will be in communication with external customers and vendors
    • Flexibility in hours when necessary, given the time difference with Asia
    • Salary Range: 28,000-36,000

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