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Accountant

Company: Jefferson Wells - a ManpowerGroup Company
Location: Madison
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

AccountantEXCITING Opportunity!Jefferson Wells has an immediate need for a strong Accountant to join one of our premier Madison clients! This is a HYBRID Position - 3 days onsite and 2 days remote per week. The ideal candidate will be an analytical and motivated accountant who understands financial receipting and reporting software. We are looking for someone who is detail oriented, eager to learn about multiple receipting applications, and can articulate areas for reporting requirements/improvements. We want someone who thrives on digging into complex issues and proposing solutions; someone who enjoys implementing financial software; someone who is willing to challenge the status quo and implement/improve processes, along with proficiency in Excel and PeopleSoft is ideal. In return for your outstanding talent, you will enjoy a competitive compensation/benefit package, work with a dynamic team and highly desired employer, as well as get the chance to showcase what you know and make an immediate impact to the team!POSITION SUMMARY:This position will work under the general supervision of the Department Budget Director, perform accounting functions for all programs and provide financial management services for the organization. This position is responsible for the accounting for 23 organizational units totaling over $100 million in annual revenue. The Department is entirely program revenue funded with multiple program areas, so it is critical that revenue and expenditures be appropriately accounted for. This position is also responsible for the high-level oversight of the receipting and cash management functions for the Department, including making recommendations for agency policies and procedures to ensure appropriate internal controls are in place for the safeguard of assets. REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting.Certified Public Accountant (CPA) professional designation is preferred but not required.At least two years of equivalent work-related experience (in an accounting or auditing field).Ability to research, analyze and determine responses to complex questions and problems.Ability to reconcile accounts on a periodic basis to other accounting systems.Ability to develop financial policies and procedures.Strong critical thinking, analytical and data gathering skills.Strong knowledge of the principles of internal control.Advise management on methods to improve accounting or other operational procedures.Communicate fiscal issues effectively with division/program staff.Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to state and local governments.Skill in using Microsoft Office applications, with advanced Excel proficiency If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to be considered for, please contact us as soon as possible!At Jefferson Wells (), we have built a reputation for results-driven, innovative workforce solutions that help companies create competitive advantage. From basic to complex, we custom tailor our services to fit our clients' needs from interim and permanent professional talent resourcing to complete project solutions in the areas of Risk Advisory, Tax, and Finance/Accounting. Our professionals provide specialized industry and technical experience and expertise to our clients, enabling them to accelerate their business performance. We serve clients, including Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, from offices worldwide, leveraging the workforce capabilities of the Manpower Group.

Keywords: Jefferson Wells - a ManpowerGroup Company, Madison , Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Madison, Wisconsin

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