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Robert Half International Staff Accountant in San Diego, California


Accountemps has partnered with an esteemed organization to find a Staff Accountant to join their dynamic team. The responsibilities of the Staff Accountant include preparing journal entries, monthly and year-end closings, bank reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance, and general ledger reconciliation. During the monthly close, you will have charge over many aspects of internal reporting. Additionally, you'll be participating in compliance, reviewing schedules for the reporting processes, and staying connected with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits. A good deal of time in this position will be spent on producing Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. The organization offering this multi-faceted long-term temporary-to-full-time opportunity is based in the San Diego, California region, and provides a terrific work environment where effort is rewarded.

What you get to do every day:

  • Participate in the month end, quarter end and year end closing process including monthly financial close workbook preparation

  • Complete month end close, journal entries, without supervision

  • Offer succinct analysis on a wide variety of financial data and communicate it in a clear and concise manner

  • Produce complex journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll

  • Take part the in implementation and adherence to internal controls and accounting procedures, ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Create monthly statement analysis to be used for management reportings

  • Support fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Maintain capital lease and monthly payment schedules

  • Take part in various department-wide initiatives

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as needed


  • 5+ years of recent and relevant accounting experience

  • Attentive, ability to work independently and prioritize tasks

  • Proven analytical skills - defining problems, collecting relevant data, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending improvement/corrective actions

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • Ability to work within spreadsheets and databases

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  • Comfortable working in a changing and dynamic environment

  • Experience with ERP systems

  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

  • Good understanding of Microsoft Excel

  • Command of GAAP Accounting

  • Practical knowledge of account reconciliation

  • GaAs experience

  • Well-founded grasp of bank reconciliations

  • Earlier work involving Monthly Account Reconciliation

  • General familiarity with Account Resolution

  • Wide ranging experience with Monthly Reconciliation

  • Month end closings experience

  • Proven knowledge of Transaction Processing

  • Quality experience with Monthly Reporting

  • Deep understanding of US GAAP

  • GASB experience desired

  • Previous experience working with QuickBooks

  • Self-driven motivator who takes initiative on projects with a strong ability to understand and solve creative challenges

Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Contact your local Accountemps office at 888-490-3195 or visit to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

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Salary: USD30.00 - 35.00 / Hourly

Location: San Diego, CA

Date Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2019

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 00690-0011071309

Staffing Area: Accountemps