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Raymond James Financial, Inc. Staff Accountant in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Description

Job Summary :

Under general supervision, uses specialized knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to assist in preparing financial statements, budgets and other financial analysis reports for business units. Guidance is provided to perform varied moderately complex accounting activities with limited responsibility for making routine decisions. Some evaluation, originality and ingenuity are required to locate, select and apply appropriate procedures, processes and techniques to specific assignments. Recommends solutions to moderately complex problems. Regular contact with internal customers is required to identify, obtain and clarify facts and information, and recommend solutions to accounting and process issues and problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Researches and implements applicable FASB statements and interpretations.

  • Uses general ledger accounting software to prepare financial statements, budgets and reports for internal use.

  • Prepares general ledger entries on a daily basis.

  • Maintains policy and procedures manuals.

  • Analyzes general ledger accounts to identify unusual or irregular transactions and makes recommendations to resolve.

  • Reconciles general ledger accounts, prepares analyses and completes other monthly general ledger closing procedures.

  • Prepares reports of financial information for management.

  • Prepares information and responds to internal/external auditor inquiries.

  • Assists in the preparation of the organization’s annual budget.

  • Identifies potential process improvements to increase efficiency in processing or analyzing financial information.

  • Limited responsibility for resolving routine accounting problems.

  • Allocates costs to individual organizational entities and analyzes the impact of cost allocation on individual financial statements.

  • Analyzes securities trading clearance procedures.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

Knowledge of :

  • Fundamental accounting concepts, practices and procedures.

  • Accrual based accounting practices.

  • Accounting software packages or ability to learn specific applications.

  • Principles of banking and finance and securities industry operations.

Skill in :

  • Analyzing and resolving balance discrepancies.

  • Reviewing and interpreting financial information.

  • Identifying unusual transaction and accounting discrepancies.

  • Preparing financial statements, budgets and management reports.

  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications to produce correspondence, reports, electronic communication, spreadsheets and databases.

Ability to :

  • Identify and recommend changes to standard procedures when required by specific situations and circumstances.

  • Identify and recommend solutions to moderately complex accounting problems.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all organizational levels.

  • Organize, manage and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Provide a high level of customer service.

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Accounting or Finance (Accounting preferred).

  • Two (2) years’ experience preferred.

or

  • Any equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training approved by Human Resources.

Licenses/Certifications :

  • None Required.

Job: Accounting & Finance

Primary Location: US-FL-Saint Petersburg

Organization Accounting

Schedule Full-time

Job Shift Day Job

Travel No

Req ID: 2101249

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