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Accounting Specialist

Company: Kam-Way Transportation Inc
Location: Blaine
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Wheels to Success! It takes more than great drivers to keep Kam-Way Transportations wheels turning. Being amongst the industry leaders in transportation logistics, we have exciting opportunities in operations and administration. When you join the Kam-Way family, we provide the tools to succeed in technology, training and a commitment to your professional development within our organization. If you enjoy working in a fast paced ever changing environment with competitive pay and excellent benefits, then consider applying to Kam-Way Transportation. We look forward to hearing from you!! Must be able to work in the United States PLEASE NOTE: This position is located at our corporate office in Blaine, WA (appx 2 hrs North of Seattle). This is NOT a remote opportunity. To apply directly, please click the link below: SUMMARY: The Staff Accountant is responsible to provide accurate and timely month-end reporting and reconciliation of general ledger accounts. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties/responsibilities listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job. - Journal entries and general month-end accounting duties including accruals for multiple related companies - Detailed bank and general ledger account reconciliations - Conduct variance analysis and provide cost reports to management to improve business operations - Examine costs incurred in relation to activities conducted to determine effective use of resources - Assist Controller with Audit requests including preparing audit schedules - Maintain debt and depreciation schedules - Prepare and distribute recurring reports - Prepare state and federal tax compliance reports (sales tax, fuel tax, L&I, etc.) - Review payroll (processed by third parties) for accuracy and post to the general ledger - Other responsibilities and special projects as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. These qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job. Education/Experience: to perform this job successfully, an individual must have: - High School Diploma or a General Education Degree required - College level accounting studies from a four-year accredited college/university - Bachelor's Degree in Accounting preferred - Minimum 2 years general ledger experience. Skilled in general accounting, analysis, account reconciliation and month-end closing & financial reporting - Minimum of 2 years related accounting experience and/or training - or an equivalent combination of education and experience. - Proficient with accounting software; experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Management Reporter would be a plus Mental & Other Skills/Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the: Adaptability: ability to adapt to changes, delays, or unexpected events in the work environment; ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks; ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation. Analytical Ability: ability to maintain focus for extended periods of time; ability to complete research projects with resourcefulness and persistence; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information; ability to use intuition and experience to complement existing data. Technical Ability: working knowledge of: - Basic computer hardware to include monitor, keyboard, mouse, and printer - Microsoft Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office software to include - Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software - Excel (mid-level to advanced skills including pivot tables, Vlookup And IF Functions) - Outlook - PowerPoint - Publisher - Word Internet software Industry-specific software to include: TMW Suite trucking software preferred Basic office equipment to include telephone, photocopier, fax machine - Dependability: ability to follow instructions, both in written and verbal format; ability to complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate person with an alternate plan when necessary. - Interpersonal Skills: ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with others; ability to provide excellent customer service in every situation. - Judgment: ability to make prudent and timely decisions; ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment; ability to explain reasoning for decisions. - Language Ability: ability to read and comprehend instructions, professional correspondence, reports, policies, procedures, safety rules; ability to write professional correspondence, reports, procedures; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of co-workers, management, and the general public and in one-on-one situations. - Mathematical Ability: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute percent; ability to draw and interpret graphs. - Coordination of Eyes, Hands, and Feet: the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, and feet with each other in response to visual stimuli. - Problem Solving Ability: ability to identify and/or prevent problems before they occur; ability to formulate alternative solutions to problems when necessary; ability to transfer learning from past experiences to new experiences of similar nature. - Quality Management: ability to complete duties, on time and with absolute precision, at least 95% of the time; ability to edit the accuracy and thoroughness of one's work as well as the work of others; ability to constructively apply feedback to improve performance, ability to generate ideas to improve and promote quality in work - Reasoning Ability: ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with practical problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. WORKING CONDITION/PHYSICAL EFFORT: General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. Kam-Way Transportation offers a competitive benefit package to all full-time employees to include medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, PTO Kam-way Transportation provides equal employment opportunities EEO to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Kam-way Transportation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Kam-Way Transportation Inc, Bellingham , Accounting Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Blaine, Washington

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