Posted: May 23, 2019

Staff Accountant

Highlights for Children
Columbus, OH
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The Staff Accountant supports the Finance Manager in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance and Accounting Department.  Key responsibilities include maintaining and reconciling general ledger accounts as well as preparing journal entries and financials reports. In addition, the Staff Accountant provides analysis to support company management.


  • Prepare and analyze month end journal entries
  • Prepare and analyze account reconciliations and related journal entries
  • Backup for Highlights Finance Manager
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements which includes Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flow and Income Statement for multiple companies
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP for areas of responsibility
  • Generate and distribute monthly Responsibility Statements to company management; Investigate management questions
  • Manage Inventory, and cost of goods sold
  • Prepare Canadian GST Quarterly return
  • Work with external auditors to help facilitate completion of the audit
  • Make recommendations for improvement of procedures as appropriate



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Two+ years experience as a general staff accountant (creating journal entries and managing financial statements)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Access
  • Discretion in handling confidential matters
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet various deadlines
  • Able to research and problem solve data, reports, and management requests
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience with Dynamics Great Plains (or similar accounting software)
  • Willingness to work as a team member and assist others when needed

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