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Staff Accountant

Company: Hawaii Accounting (HiAccounting) - A Division of T
Location: Lahaina
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary
HiAccounting is seeking a Staff Accountant to join its outsourced accounting division in Wailuku, Maui. The Staff Accountant is primarily responsible for the preparation of accounting workpapers and reconciliations to support the issuance of financial statements and management reports. The successful candidate should be self-driven, passionate and client service focused.

Prepares and organizes workpapers and reconciliations necessary to support the financial statements closing.
Account reconciliations.
Prepares financial statements and management reports.
Assists in the preparation of budgets and variance analysis.
Prepares and files general excise tax returns and other reports to regulatory agencies as needed.
Ability to organize and prioritize work and frequently communicate status with senior/manager.
Understands general business including business law, formation and entity types.
Stays up to date regarding regulatory and industry changes to respond to client's needs.

Client Service
Always deliver best-in-class customer service to clients and employees, with an emphasis on being proactive, responsive, professional, and accurate.
Understands assigned client's business and industry and works closely with management to have a full understanding of client's service needs.
Serve, or be a part of the team that serves, as the primary liaison with client personnel; ensure client deadlines are being met and manage client expectations regarding deliverables.
Develops relationships with client and takes part in client events.
Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with client's employees, and co-workers to promote a quality service image.
Embraces team-based approach to client service.
Encourages collaboration, open communication and problem solving in a team.
Tracks and records time accurately. Understands client engagement agreements and is able to identify services outside of this scope.

Practice Management
Assist with new client implementation process including but not limited to preparing chart of accounts, financial reports, processes for month-end close.
May participate in new client interviews.
Ability to manage a large number of clients and client projects.
Deliver client invoices timely and assist with collections as needed.

Career Management
Practices integrity and professional judgment, including asking questions when needed.
Seeks mentoring and coaching opportunities.
Participates and engages in training. Seeks continuing education opportunities.

Practice integrity and professional judgment.
Self-driven and takes initiative to research questions. Ability to work independently to resolve most issues but seeks advice from management when needed.
Embraces technology and quickly adapts to technological changes.
Deadline driven and completes tasks in a timely manner.
Protects organization's values by keeping information confidential.
Actively contributes to the overall positive culture of the company.
Attend networking and industry events to expand the brand of HiAccounting, our visibility in the marketplace and to generate new business.
Participates in organization efforts to building a strong community presence with charitable activities.
Ensures work is performed in compliance with the company's established policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. HiAccounting shall make reasonable accommodations to enable qualified individuals with -Work closely with the department heads to understand and ensure accuracy of all financial reporting activity

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting or Business Administration
Knowledge of accounting, bookkeeping, US GAAP; preferably up to two years experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office products (particularly Excel) and Adobe Acrobat; prior knowledge or experience with Sage Intacct, QuickBooks or other accounting platforms preferred but not required
CPA or desire to obtain CPA license.

This position requires that the applicant live on Maui. If you are an applicant currently not living on Maui, please specify in your cover letter your relocation timing and efforts.

Company Description
HiAccounting is a locally staffed outsourced accounting and tax firm serving small to medium sized businesses. Our team of accounting and tax professionals work together on multiple clients in various industries. HiAccounting is a division of The Hawaii Group, Hawaii's leading business process outsourcing firm. We strongly believe in working personally and directly with our clients, connecting through HiGroup's core principles of integrity, transparency, and dedicated client service.

Working at HiAccounting
Encouraging an active, Hawaii lifestyle by supporting our employees' interests, efforts, and activities, HiGroup is proud to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii for 12 years in a row!

Since its inception, the HiGroup team has enjoyed exceptional benefit packages. Alongside traditional options, such as full medical, dental, vision, drug, disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending, supplemental benefits, and profit sharing, as well as a generous PTO and holiday leave program, HiGroup also proudly offers its employees even more generous support at work, at home, and in the community. Offering paid time off for employees to volunteer as well as investing in learning and development opportunities company wide, HiGroup enthusiastically encourages their team members' desires to be good citizens on and off the job.
We encourage career development by providing a buddy and mentoring system, regular performance evaluations and reimbursements for continuing education for the CPA or other professional certifications. We are family oriented and provide a flexible work schedule.

Gym/fitness reimbursements.
Cell phone reimbursement (for EE's that use their phone for work).
Parking or bus pass subsidy.
Regular in-office massage therapy.
Flexible work schedule with the ability to work remotely when needed.
Support of CPA and continuing education.
12 paid holidays (includes your birthday off).
Paid time off for volunteering.
Employee snacks and drinks.
Career advancement.
401K, 4% matching and profit sharing (after eligibility requirements are met).
Health benefits (after eligibility requirements are met).
Life Insurance.

Keywords: Hawaii Accounting (HiAccounting) - A Division of T, Maui , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Lahaina, Hawaii

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