Staff Accountant

Dunwoody, Atlanta
Apr 01, 2021
May 01, 2021
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Focus Areas
Recreation / Sports
Position Type
Full Time

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Staff Accountant  

Department: Accounting

Hours: 40
Reports to: Controller

Position Summary:

The Marcus Jewish Community Center is currently seeking an experienced and motivated Staff Accountant. The Staff Accountant supports the Controller in carrying out the day-to-day accounting responsibilities of the finance/accounting department. The candidate will assist in month-end close activities, invoicing, A/R, cash application, accruals, reconciliations, and customer service. An understanding of GAAP is essential, and this position requires someone who is a problem-solver, process oriented, organized, and understands the importance of accuracy and collaboration. The ideal candidate will possess an exceptional level of ethical and analytical skills and demonstrate a passion for learning and financial accuracy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and input journal entries and maintain proper related documentation
  • Prepare and input cash receipts
  • Assist with month-end and year-end close processes
  • Prepare general ledger account reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts
  • Analyze general ledger accounts, preparing adjusting journal entries as required
  • Assist in preparation for external audits
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations
  • Assist Director of Budgets and Financial Reporting with leasehold and fixed asset accounting responsibilities
  • Assist in Budget and Forecast preparations
  • Provide back up for Accounts Receivable function, as necessary, including daily bank deposits; billing inquiries; member account receipts; member account reconciliations
  • Assist in monthly cash forecasting
  • Input approved customer account adjustments
  • Recommend accounts adjustments, including account write-offs / bad debts, to Controller
  • Follow up on credit card declines, chargebacks and returned checks
  • Perform such other accounting, analytical or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time, quite often on short notice
  • Assist in development and implementation of internal controls, accounting policies and procedures
  • Adheres to all MJCCA policies and procedures

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School or Equivalent (Required), AS/BS (Accounting or Business related) (Required)
  • Accounting: 2-3+ years (Required)
  • Understanding of GAAP and FASB
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, excellent with Excel (Pivot Tables and formulas)
  • Utilizes accounting system, billing system, spreadsheet, presentation software, printers/scanners, Microsoft Teams, online payment portals


  • High level of ability to interpret and analyze data and make recommendations based on findings
  • Organized / detail oriented
  • Highly motivated, strong initiative, and integrity
  • Excellent external and internal customer interactions
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible and can adapt quickly to change
  • Helpful, friendly demeanor and team oriented
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers
  • Hands-on experience in operating spreadsheets


  • Monday to Friday
  • Day shift
  • 8-hour shift
  • Flexibility with schedule and assisting Controller when asked

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.:   None    

Supervisory Responsibility (if any):    None  

The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job