Candlewick Press seeks an experienced Staff Accountant to join our talented team. The Staff Accountant will work closely with Finance Team members to perform accounting tasks in a range of areas including: Fixed Assets, Tax, Accounts Receivable, Cash, General Ledger Journal Entries and Account Reconciliations.
Responsibilities will include the following:
General Ledger and Account Reconciliations
Review overhead expenses and provide detailed analysis on a monthly basis
Prepare journal entries, accruals and adjustment entries as part of the monthly and year-end close process
Review third-party distributor monthly statement and prepare journal entries to correctly record costs
Work closely with Controller to prepare year-end audit schedule items
Oversee the inventory and cost accounting function by working closely with the Cost Accountant to review work-in-process reconciliations
Prepare monthly general ledger account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts
Utilize internal publishing system reporting to identify and track all direct invoicing
Generate intercompany invoices and post related costs.
Generate a limited number of end-customer invoices based on invoicing instructions from Sales.
Review and post third-party distributor and eBook sales automatically interfaced to Accounts Receivable ledger.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date customer files.
Review AR aging with management and follow up on late payments
Close A/R at month end and prepare related monthly reconciliations and journal entries
Apply customer payments made through check and wire transfer
Research all non-AR payments received at Candlewick.
Serve as the primary point of contact for parent, sister company and Candlewick staff regarding questions on invoices and payments.
Prepare weekly bank deposits
Maintain the Cash Receipts journal and reconcile it to the Cash Reconciliation on a weekly basis.
Prepare and input journal entries related to cash for all AR and non-AR receipts (e.g. subrights, expense reimbursements, etc).
Process Fixed Asset Activity and determine which items qualify to be capitalized as fixed assets, retire assets as needed.
Prepare monthly FA and Depreciation entries and reconciliations.
Prepare state Sales & Use Tax filings.
Assist in the preparation and generation of 1099 and 1042 reconciled data and filings.
Review author advance payment requests to ensure correct tax documentation and work with Contracts department to answer tax questions
This is a full-time, in-house position. A comprehensive benefits package is offered including medical, dental, life and ltd insurance; flex spending, 401k, and voluntary insurance plan participation; generous paid time off and much more! Candlewick Press is a committed equal opportunity employer. For more information about our company, please browse our website: www.candlewick.com
If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please forward a resume and cover letter, including your salary expectations for this position, in Word or PDF format to email@example.com. Please note that you are not asked to provide any information about your current or prior salary or wage history. In compliance with the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law, Candlewick Press does not request or seek an applicant’s wage or salary history at the application stage or otherwise, except as allowed by law.
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum of five years of experience with general ledger journal entry preparation, account reconciliation and analyses.
Strong computer skills including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Experience with multiple accounting systems.
Extremely organized, attentive to detail, and able to multi-task and prioritize workflow.
Good verbal and written communication skills
A degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field of study preferred.
About Candlewick Press
Candlewick Press is one of the fastest-growing children’s book publishers in the United States. Established in 1991, we are a progressive and creative company, with a steadfast commitment to the best, which is due in part to our rare independence--our unique ownership structure gives us the freedom to publish only the books we believe in.
Our reputation for excellence in creating beautiful, high-quality children’s books is accomplished through a staff of dedicated, focused, and energetic individuals who enjoy an innovative, team-oriented work environment and a very generous compensation and benefits package. Conveniently located in Somerville, Massachusetts, we are easily accessible by public transportation.