Jr. Accountant

Hartford, CT

Job Summary

The Jr. Accountant will perform a variety of accounting duties.  The focus of this role is Accounts Payable.  She / He will pay vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, scheduling and preparing payments, and resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies.

Finance Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Process and verify invoices, expense reports and check requests for proper account codes, department codes, discounts, payment terms and the appropriate signature approval
  • Create and maintain Financial Edge records and electronic filing system in an efficient and effective way to ensure accuracy, and ease of information/invoice retrieval.
  • Build and sustain professional client-driven relationships both internally and externally for responding to questions effectively, resolving billing problems; acts as the Finance Department liaison between departments and vendors
  • Perform Monthly Sales Tax Returns
  • Serve as back up for Accounts Receivables Functions
  • Assist in Insurance needs of the volunteers through additional insurance & safety requirements.
  • Gathers and compiles data related to risk from internal and external resources.
  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports, recording entries.
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
  • Prepares and develops reports and other materials for Audit.
  • Generate and maintain data and reports using spreadsheet software; may create, format, and revise charts, graphs, flowcharts, worksheets, booklets, and forms using word processing, desktop publishing, and other computer applications.
  • Embrace and enhance a culture that reflects the council’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to anticipate work needs and interact professionally with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong data entry skills
  • Excellent mathematical and problem-solving skills.


Required Skills/Abilities:

·       Knowledge of accounting principles and Accounts Payable processes.

·       Ability to work independently and take initiative.

·       Good time-management skills and conflict resolution techniques



Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred.
  • At least two years of related experience required.


Additional Job Requirements and Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Active participation in Product Sales Initiatives
  • Become a registered member and maintain membership of GSUSA