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Accounting Specialist

Location: Walnut Creek, CA, United States
Job # 12149546
Date Posted: 04-02-2019
Duration: 3-6 months, possibly longer, depending on needs
Location: Walnut Creek
Pay rate: $21/hr 
Start Date: ASAP
Purpose of position:  This position is responsible for receipt, deposit, and posting of cash for the entire organization, as well as, administrative functions related to billing and collections. The position requires communication both internally and externally.

Essential Functions: Must be able to assume responsibility for and effectively perform these functions: 
  • Receive and process checks for deposit.
  • Cash management functions including data entry of cash receipts, bank transactions, custodial fee accounts, manual deposits, posting to the general ledger.
  • Manage customer deposits and refunds which includes research and investigative measures.
  • Create on demand invoices manually or through upload.
  • Access and use multiple partner sites related to cash research.
  • Aged receivables management functions related to maintenance, analysis, reporting, and collections.
  • Maintain physical and electronic files.
  • Assist with collection efforts.
  • Assist with printing, folding, and stuffing invoices and other client communication.
  • Support all billing functions as needed
  • Assists with month end close procedures including maintaining and balancing schedules to general ledger accounts and providing back-up support
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned
  • Regular attendance as outlined in Newport Group policy.
  • Attends corporate training classes, as required.
  • Maintains and models professional behavior.
Skills, knowledge and abilities:
  • Learn and become proficient in use of accounting software, external partner sites, and recordkeeping software
  • Skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office products with an emphasis on Excel.
  • Must have excellent work habits, including the willingness to work the hours necessary to meet important financial deadlines.
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to use technical and analytical skills to problem-solve and troubleshoot situations.
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be able to keep client information confidential.
  • Must be able to proficiently read, write and speak clearly in English.
  • Must be able to maintain an effective working relationship with, and among employees.
  • Must possess the ability to handle difficult people or situations.
  • Must be able to use hands, fingers and wrists, repetitively, using a computer keyboard, telephone, and adding machine.
Experience and Education Requirements: High school diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s degree recommended, and two years’ experience in accounting, data entry, customer service, or related field.
*Please submit resume for consideration
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