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NextGen Person

Sr. Accounting Specialist in St. Louis, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

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Job Description


We are looking for an experienced Accounting Specialist to join our forward-thinking, growing and progressive CPA and consulting firm. We are headquartered in St. Louis, MO with two smaller offices located in Edwardsville, IL and St. Charles, MO. Our Accounting Specialist, will help our clients maintain their financial records, including purchases, sales, receipts and payments prepare federal and state tax returns of individuals and businesses. Additionally, they will help prepare and complete tax filings (e.g. sales, payroll, excise, gift, trusts, and estates) and maintain financial reports and general ledgers.


  • Assist in the month end closing process including journal entry preparation, account analysis and reconciliations

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the general ledger structure and financial system

  • Handle accounts payable reviewing invoices for appropriate documentation and approval, coding, entering invoices into system, processing checks, maintaining positive pay, obtaining signatures, distributing checks, filing records, and answering client inquiries

  • Monitoring bank accounts for electronic transactions and adequate balances to meet cash requirements and post bank transaction in G/L system

  • Prepare inter-company transactions and reconcile accounts

  • Process payroll, manage payroll system including all payments and related reports.

  • Verify pay calculations, benefits, deductions, and calculation of termination benefits including final pay

  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual payroll filings

  • Responsible for accuracy and appropriateness of payments, authorizations, and proper budget charge

  • Maintain the client database and preparation of informational forms 1099 and 1096

  • Manage accounts receivable system including recording of cash receipts. Prepare and supervise timely bank deposits, prepare journal entries

  • Maintain a current awareness and understanding of and to fully comply with the firm's code of ethics, independence rules and quality control practices

  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned


  • Associates Degree in Accounting preferred

  • 5-7 years working in accounting and Accounts Payable

  • Strong computer skills required

  • Proficient with QuickBooks

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word and experience with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger software packages

  • Ability to listen, communicate (written and verbal), excellent grammar, and spelling and proof reading skills

  • Ability to follow-up effectively with all staffing levels and clients/vendors/customers

  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and work efficiently while working independently

  • Must demonstrate good common sense and sound judgment

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills

  • Able to develop and maintain strong client relationships