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Senior Accounting Assistant

Catapult Staffing
Columbus, Ohio, United States
market rate
December 07, 2018


6 months contract with possible extension for a Senior Accounting Assistant in Columbus, OH

This role will assist all of Shared Business Services (Accounts Payable (AP), Travel, Accounts Receivable and Payroll).

• 60% - Scan and file items daily for AP (invoices) and for the other departments.

• 10% - monitor cost correction SharePoint site, assign cost corrections to appropriate department and print out cost corrections for AP.

• 5% - Process termination actions for travel (respond via email to another department indicating whether the terminate person had a travel credit card and, if yes, whether there was an outstanding balance due).

Additional duties (non-routine): order supplies for the department, schedule meetings, other projects as assigned.


• Performs non-repetitive and complex clerical accounting duties that require familiarity with accounting office practices and procedures.

• Maintains knowledge of a wide variety of prescribed accounting codes and classifications in order to select appropriate procedures for application to specific accounting transactions.

• Prepares reports and explain variances; prepare budget information.

• Locates sources of errors revealed through trial balance or deviation from an established control figure; trace transactions through previous accounting actions to determine source of discrepancies; reconcile invoices.

• Maintains and reconciles an account ledger; balance items, entries or amounts according to records or statements.

• Examines, codes, verifies, balances and reconciles various kinds of transactions, listings, invoices, vouchers and reports.

• Collects and assembles financial information for auditors and others; compiles documentation for governmental or regulatory reporting purposes.

• Contacts other staff and outside parties regularly to exchange information or respond to business transactions; interact with others to resolve inquiries and complaints that may require research.

• Reviews statistical and numerical data for accuracy and completeness.

• Answers routine and non-routine questions and correspondence with supervisors agreement.

• Maintain accurate, complete and current files; sorts, files, locates, reorganizes and retrieves materials.

• Independently composes correspondence for review.

• Obtains appropriate approvals and signatures on documents.

• May communicate instructions from supervisor to others and assist in the coordination and distribution of work.

• May provide training to other staff members.

• May calculate, reconcile and pay bills.

• May process billings for customers.

• May create or edit documents using electronic equipment.

• Position Requirements:

• Ability to perform standard arithmetic calculations and use mathematical formulas for specific calculations.

• Keyboard skills.

• Oral and written communication skills normally acquired through completion of high school curriculum. In-depth knowledge of accounting procedures acquired through past experience.

• Associate Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred but not required.

• Two years of accounting experience.

• Must possess strong communication skills, initiative and ability to maintain working relationships with a broad range of process owners and managers.

• Microsoft Office products experience desirable.