Accountant – Union Office

Website NJRetina

NJ Retina is currently seeking an enthusiastic Accountant.

Role Purpose

The Accountant reports to the Controller and will fulfill the project accounting and cost reporting requirements of multiple mid-sized projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing general accounting operations by controlling and verifying our financial transactions. Must possess excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts.

Essential Duties

  • Report to the Controller on the cost control as well as overall project costs as they relate to budgeted amounts and their impact on project profitability
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Review and process credit card expenses, including coding expenses and researching charges, T&E and Drug purchases.
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Verify and reconcile vendor contracts
  • Support back financing initiatives and reporting
  • Prepare schedules and footnotes for yearend financial statement review with external accountants
  • Support Business process reengineering and efficiencies
  • Examine costs to ensure agreements match with contracts, policy, etc.
  • Interface with corporate staff in dealing with billing issues and profit recognition.
  • Making recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets and expenditures
  • Analyzing complex financial reports and records
  • Journal entries
  • Performing variance analyses and preparing account reconciliations
  • Assisting with financial and tax audits
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain internal controls
  • Coordinating more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Assist Controller in the month end closing and financial reporting including account analysis
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Special projects

Required Skills

  • Highly detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including V-lookups and pivot tables
  • Database reporting
  • Concur
  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) preferred


NJ Retina is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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