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Staff Accountant

Company: Clifton Larson Allen
Location: Canton
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a detail-oriented Staff Accountant to join the Business Operations practice in our Eastern Ohio (Akron/Canton) office. As a member of CLA's BizOps practice, you will part of the CLA client service team and will work directly with our clients to provide customized accounting services to support them as they manage and grow their business or organization.

In this role, you will work virtually and at client locations supported and supervised by a CLA Controller. You will be responsible for a variety of accounting, financial and operational services for our clients including processing transactions, completing account reconciliations, closing accounting periods, drafting financial statements, and supporting our clients' accounting functions.

This position provides an outstanding opportunity to grow your career as you contribute to the success of clients' businesses or organizations. This is a full-time, long-term career opportunity serving multiple CLA clients on a permanent, part-time basis; it is not an outsourced temporary position.


  • Prepare and record standard journal entries for asset, liability, revenue, and expenses by compiling and analyzing the general ledger account information.
  • Maintains and balances accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions, resolving discrepancies.
  • Research and make correcting journal entries for account discrepancies, prepares closing journal entries, posts accrual entries, and prepares required management reporting.
  • Prepare assigned portion of the monthly and annual financial statements and disclosures.
  • Complete bank reconciliations and merchant service statements, monthly.
  • Research technical issues to discuss with manager.
  • Update instructional documents as processes change.
  • Provide assistance and backup to other areas in finance and accounting.
  • Assist with the preparation of audit workpapers and answer audit questions.
  • Complete local business and compliance filings.
  • Prepare analysis of revenue and operating expense sections, including narratives.
  • Provide assistance and backup to other areas in finance and accounting.
  • Assist in the preparation of tax documents.


  • BA/BS degree in accounting or related field a plus; AA degree in accounting plus experience will be considered.
  • 2-3 years relative work experience as a staff accountant or equivalent.
  • Experience in the construction industry preferred.
  • Aptitude to develop a thorough working knowledge of accounting software and systems, i.e. QuickBooks, Yardi, Intacct, NetSuite, Xero, Sage, Foundation
  • Proficiency with applicable software (including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, etc).
  • Advance Microsoft Excel skills preferred.
  • Ability to travel to client sites.


  • Strong organization skills/goal orientation/self-motivation.
  • Ability to handle pressure in a positive professional manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Communication that is clear, concise, and considerate of the needs of others.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and value the different contributions people make.
  • Proven success in managing work and key client relationships to exceed client expectations.

CLA exists to create opportunities for our people, our clients, and our communities. We are a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/

Keywords: Clifton Larson Allen, Canton , Staff Accountant, Other , Canton, Michigan

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