• Senior Accountant

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Starting Pay Range
    42,942-55,000 per year (exempt)
  • Basic Purpose

    Maintains general ledger and its subsidiary ledgers to ensure the accurate accounting and reporting of PSTA’s financial and statutory reporting.  Coordinates with all the departments that impact the general ledger to assure accurate and timely reporting. Provides exemplary customer service to both internal and external customers, stepping outside of conceived confines of the position to problem solve within guidelines of PSTA

    Essential Functions

    Prepares and records monthly and yearly general journal entries, reviews and controls subsidiary accounts in relation to the general ledger to ensure the proper recording of financial transactions.


    Coordinates, reviews for validity and updates modules to ensure timely closing and presentation of a financial package monthly, quarterly, and annually, including the year-end close.  Prepare financial statements and reports for review by Accounting Manager and Director of Finance.


    Assists with training various levels of personnel within the authority about the correct accounting methods and procedures to follow.


    Revises, develops, and submits to the Accounting Manager suggestions for changes to policies and procedures that will benefit the authority with compliance and efficiency issues.


    Develops or keeps current a policy manual of assigned tasks in an electronic format.


    Acts as liaison with other departments to ensure all entries impacting the general ledger are correct and have adequate documentation.


    Prepares the AP accrual monthly and coordinates questions with Accounts Payable personnel. Reconciles AP to the Trial Balance monthly.


    Monthly variance analysis during Financial Statement preparation. Provide assistance to Accounting Manager with variance analysis for meetings with Senior Management.


    Monitors pre-paids for accuracy and maintains proper documentation of monthly expense.


    Performs timely year-end analysis to ensure all fiscal year activity is properly recorded.


    Work with the Payroll Manager to understand the effect of payroll entries on the financials and assist with monitoring for accuracy.


    Meets or exceeds deadlines to ensure Performance Scorecard goals achieved.


    Provides backup for the Accounts Payable position when needed.


    Responsible for monthly reconciliations of all assigned Balance Sheet accounts, which are subject to change periodically.


    Develops audit schedules with auditors for annual audit.  Coordinates collection of audit material when requested.


    Assists members of the team as priorities dictate.


    Performs additional duties as assigned to assist the Accounting Manager and the Director of Finance.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance or related field.

    Experience: Minimum three years current professional accounting experience including maintenance of the general ledger or subsidiary accounts/ledgers, preparing  financial statements, and yearly audit procedures.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge of:  Accounting principles, practices and procedures, data processing capabilities including the use of personal computers and computer networks; regulatory agency reporting requirements; payroll functions; retirement systems; modern office procedures.

    Skilled in: Use and application of personal computers and software including all Microsoft office or equivalents; use of modern office equipment.

    Abilities: Communicate effectively both orally and written; develop and maintain effective working relationships with all employees; prepare a variety of financial statements and reports; develop and maintain documentation of different accounting cycles; handle multiple tasks.  Ensure that the general ledger is maintained efficiently and accurately. Demonstrate independent judgement and initiative, work successfully in a team environment.




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