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Posted: Mon Mar 18 2024

Staff Accountant

Las Vegas, Nevada

Direct Hire

Position: Staff Accountant
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Duration & Type: Full-Time, Monday – Friday; Onsite with Hybrid flexibility
Compensation: Competitive base salary & year-end performance bonus. Total rewards include healthcare (medical, dental, vision), PTO policy, matching 401(k), and additional rewards

Chamberlain Advisors is currently conducting an executive search for a Staff Accountant for their direct client. As a key partner to the Controller the Staff Accountant will be responsible for providing accounting knowledge, gathering accounting information into the accounting system, confident with AP/AR, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This position will perform general accounting functions, inventory management, financial statement analysis, partner with the Controller in the financial close process, and liaise in outside audits to comply with generally accepted accounting principles. In addition, the Staff Accountant will work closely with internal senior leadership to ensure appropriate and consistent financial reporting and controls across all of the client’s operations. You must be a hands-on, roll up your sleeves type of accountant and should enjoy a fast-paced environment. This role reports to the Controller.

Differentiators: these will set you apart in the selection process.
Self-starter & Entrepreneurial Spirit – Desire to want to build, grow, and own the outcomes of a business’s success. Someone with a continuous improvement mindset capable of driving for results often with limited or incomplete information. Fast learner who takes initiative to learn quickly, is proactive and goal-oriented, and runs with what information is available versus waiting to be told what to do next.
Accounting Acumen & Confidence – Must have a strong aptitude for working with numbers, combined with knowledge of GAAP accounting standards. Demonstrated understanding of the interrelationships between various account transaction types and can quickly understand, assess, and resolve a wide variety of General Ledger (GL) accounting problems. Understand how GL accounts flow into monthly financial statements and coordinate with the Controller on all month end close deliverables for the company. Support and assist the Controller during the audit process.
Sharp, Strategic Thinking, & Problem Solving – Candidates should describe themselves as sharp, hardworking, and capable of quickly noticing issues, trends, or opportunities. Able to work upwards (to CEO, CFO, Controller, Private Equity Partners) and across the business (interdepartmental, customers, vendors, etc.); can “see around the corners” to add value to the business and be a strong strategic thinker. 
Process Optimization & Continuous Improvement Mindset – Candidates who identify, plan, and spearheaded key business optimization initiatives following industry best practices; identifying process consolidation opportunities, process flow improvements, etc. that will result in cost savings, and an overall improvement to operations, services, and customer satisfaction.
Planning & Organization – Demonstrated ability to stay organized and focused on the highest priorities of the organization within quickly changing, and fast paced environments. Effectively plans and self-manages time to keep ongoing reporting requirements, project work streams, and other financial analysis activities organized to meet organizational objectives. Able to manage advancing priorities against the ones they planned originally.

What you will be accountable for accomplishing:
  • Review and maintain general ledger activity. Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Research of non-routine accounting issues and post adjusting entries as needed
  • Accounting duties as it relates to monthly / quarterly / annual month end close tasks
  • Provide support and guidance to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Purchasing staff for coding accuracies, discrepancies, or issues and maintain proper documentation 
  • Experience with Grants/Fund accounting preferred but not required
  • Implement accounting processes to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness. Propose changes to company practices to streamline and optimize throughout company workflows
  • Assist with various accounting projects for a fast-growing company such as ERP system implementations, compliance, accounting policies, audit requests, documenting procedures, internal controls and automate manual processes where possible
  • Support to ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual closing process
  • Provide requested documents for financial statement, internal, regulatory, or third-party audits

What you will need:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field / equivalent experience.
  • At least 1 - 3 years of advancing experience is required
  • Previous Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable experience
  • Working knowledge and comprehension of full cycle accounting processes 
  • Confidence with the general ledger, journal entries, and account reconciliations
  • Working knowledge of financial statements and reports (P&L, B/S, Statement of Cash Flows)
  • Construction or Telecommunications related field is preferred but not required
  • Experience working in both a start-up environment and a mature corporate environment is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and project accounting principles
  • MS Dynamics, MS Business Central, Oracle NetSuite/Peoplesoft, Sage, QuickBooks, and implementation experience is a plus
  • Intermediate to Advanced level in Excel (pivot tables, vlookup’s, sumifs), Microsoft Office programs, and other ERP systems 
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills with keen attention to detail; able to interpret complex financial data
  • Flexibility in handling multiple tasks, prioritize to meet deadlines while delivering high-quality results
  • Excel in a fast-paced startup environment, balancing multiple projects concurrently and independently
  • Agile, adaptable, flexible, and thrives in a dynamic and changing culture environment
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and projects and to multi-task within restricted time constraints
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels
  • Confidentiality and integrity regarding sensitive client, company, and personnel matters, including but not limited to financial data, contracts, competition information, M&A, and employee salaries
About our client
Our client is an established, rural and semi-rural, diversified, and growing telecommunications business throughout the Southwestern United States, primarily serving Arizona and Nevada. Specialties include tower construction, television broadcast, two-way radio, and internet service provider. This is an exciting time as our client is on an aggressive path to transform and grow its business in order to provide rural areas with cutting-edge FTTH services of the highest quality and speed. With strategic partnerships and private equity infused capital, our client will meet the rising demand for carrier class services in rural areas and provide the highest quality solutions to its business and residential customers regardless of geography, increasing opportunities by closing the urban-rural digital divide. If you desire to be with a growing organization, creating a new path of growth & success, and being part of the solution then apply now! 


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