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Staff Accountant

Company: 14 West Administrative Services
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Overview----If the idea of being a traditional accountant doesnt appeal to you, and youre looking for a less conventional work environment, youll want to read more-- 14 West, part of The Agora, an international consortium of media companies with offices located in the historic Mount Vernon district of Baltimore, is looking for a Staff Accountant to join our team.-- This individual will help support all of the centralized groups within The Agora with their accounting, reporting, and analytical needs.---- The Agora is comprised of more than 800 professionals in Baltimore that enjoy some of the top workplaces in the city, according to The Baltimore Sun.-- In fact, in 2017, five Agora Companies were recognized by The Sun as Top Workplaces, and The Agoras Mount Vernon Campus was even featured in the Baltimore Business Journals online Cool Digs column.-- Being a part of our team, and an employee of The Agora, is an opportunity thats quite honestly very sought after.-- --------ResponsibilitiesIn order to succeed in this type of environment, you have to have an open mind, a positive attitude and a willingness to take on any challenge.-- We look for people who display a willingness to explore solutions to problems without requiring hand-holding.-- We need someone with an understanding of general ledger accounting, a proficiency in Excel, and the utmost attention to detail.-- Youll be responsible for the following:

  • Perform monthly, quarterly, and yearly closing process
  • Conduct financial review meetings with clients
  • Analyze and report on budget to actual variances
  • Provide in-depth financial statement analysis
  • Balance sheet, intercompany, and bank reconciliations
  • Revenue and expense allocations and entries
  • Invoice preparation and coding review
  • Ad hoc financial, accounting, and analytical projectsQualificationsThe ideal candidate will possess the following:
    • Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance, or equivalent training
    • 2-4 years accounting experience
    • General Ledger experience
    • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Outlook required
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • The ability to multi-task and change gears under pressure are extremely important
    • Highly organized and flexible in a dynamic work environment
    • A willingness to see no task as too large or too small
    • Inquisitiveness and the desire to change processes for the better
    • Highly motivated to learn within a growing entrepreneurial organization, confident, and passionate about a high level of servicePosition Expectations30 days: Youll understand our chart of accounts and the various businesses we serve.90 days: Youll learn and own various balance sheet reconciliations.180 days: Youll handle all monthly recurring journal entries, reconciliations, and prep work for month end close for specific business units.--We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including:
      • Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans
      • Employer-subsidized parking
      • 401(k) plan with employer matching
      • Generous vacation time and paid holidays
      • Fitness programs and discounts
      • Casual dress codeHow to ApplySounds like a pretty good gig, doesnt it? But dont take our word for it. Well answer any and every question youve got about what its like to work for this Baltimore Sun Top Workplace but youve got to get the interview first. --In addition, you need to make sure that we are the company you want to work for. --The Agora has a unique culture and our department offers a challenging work environment to intelligent and motivated individuals.-- If you think youve got what it takes, apply ASAP with your resume and cover letter explaining why youre right for this position. This opportunity wont last long.--About 14 West14 West is the business services arm of--The Agora, a network for more than--40--of the worlds most innovative media and marketing--companies. By relying on us,--The Agora Companies--enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on the work they--want--to do not the work they--have--to do.--We share a history and a heritage with the businesses we support, and custom tailor our administrative and technical strategies to suit them. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable solutions that--promote--perpetual growth.--#MOVEWESTWORD#LI-BC1

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