Only the very odd or the very old enjoy having “junior” as part of their official name or title, so let’s get this out of the way: we don’t underestimate juniors. And we’ll never call you junior in jest… not directly. As Junior Accountant, you will assist the Finance Director and the Senior Accountant with all accounting needs. You will perform general accounting, financial reporting and external reporting functions for local management. You’ll be in charge of all Accounts Payable and disbursements (with the exception of payroll), including expense reports, reimbursements, pharmacy payments and vendor disputes.
A word of unwanted advice: if you’re still young enough to know everything, manage the urge to know everything out loud and don’t talk with your mouth full (of the foot). Douse the days with a sprinkling of humor. When in doubt, ask and ye shall receive training.
What you’ll do:
- As our Junior Accountant, any one at any time may sidle up to you to provide unwanted constructive advice (see above) whenever you are preparing to file individual expense reports with their accompanying schedules.
- This scenario of putting up with gratuitous guidance and advice will repeat itself whenever you lead/manage the Accounts Payables and Reimbursements process.
- Rinse and repeat while assisting the preparation of monthly management reports and accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives.
- Rinse and repeat while assisting with the preparation and completion of the quarterly and annual regulatory filings.
- Rinse and repeat while assisting with annual external audits.
- Rinse and repeat while coordinating and resolving vendor and pharmacy payment issues.
- When this scenario ceases completely, take it as a sign that it is time for the performance review that will excise junior from your title. No promises, however.
What you should have:
- Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field. (In lieu of a degree, equivalent relevant work experience may be considered.)
- The accounting cycle and terms are your ABC.
- You shine when working in teams and have great presentation skills.
- It goes without saying that you are computer proficient.
- You understand and use Microsoft Office products and you’re a consummate Internet user and researcher (these are the basic digital skills you’ll use on a daily basis).
- You can communicate effectively (read, write, speak, daydream, argue, flatter, add, subtract, etc.) in English and Spanish.
- Must be authorized to work in US territory.