Staff Accountant

Honolulu, HI 96813

Posted: 03/10/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Accounting Job Number: 20487

Job Description

Staff Accountant

Bishop & Company is seeking a Staff Accountant for a local accounting and tax firm in Honolulu, HI. Are you an experienced accountant looking for a new challenge? Are you experienced in preparing accounting work papers and reconciliations? Then this is the opportunity for you!
  • 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.  
  • The Staff Accountant reports to the Director of Accounting under the supervision of an Accounting Manager and/or Senior Staff Accountant.   
  • Prepares and organizes workpapers and reconciliations necessary to support the financial statements closing.  
  • Reconciliations include but are not limited to bank reconciliations, accounts receivable aging, accounts payable aging, intercompany loans, debt, retained earnings/equity, and departmentalized revenue and expenses.  
  • 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. 
  • Understand payroll and payroll taxes and may help with processing of payroll with technology partner, APS. 
  • 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 
  • 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 as 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, budgets and timelines. 
  • 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.  
  • Begin to identify new opportunities for clients and promote other company services to clients that would help them in their business. 
  • Assist with new client implementation process including but not limited to: preparing a chart of accounts, financial reports, processes for month-end close.   
  • Ability to manage a large number of clients and client projects.  
  • Deliver client invoices timely and assist with collections as needed. 
  • Practices integrity and professional judgment, including asking questions when needed.
  • Seeks mentoring and coaching opportunities. 
  • Participates and engages in training. Seeks continuing education opportunities.  
  • Assist with recruiting for new accounting and tax professionals. 
  • 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 the firm’s 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. 
Qualifications / Experience:
  • The ideal Staff Accountant is familiar with accounting and financial operations in a fast-paced, for-profit environment.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience. 
  • Experience: Knowledge of accounting, bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles, or any combination of education and experience which would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the minimum qualifications to perform the essential functions of this position. 
  • Licenses: Have obtained or have the desire to obtain a CPA license. 
  • Computer Skills: Proficient knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  
  • Prior knowledge of Intacct, QuickBooks or other accounting programs would be helpful.  
  • Other Requirements: Perform other duties as required.  
  • Must be able to travel as required; overnight or extended stays as needed.  
  • Availability to work additional hours or weekends, as projects and tax deadlines demand.  
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.  
  • Ready availability in person or electronically to senior executives in case of emergency. 
Additional Information:
  • Type: Permanent Opportunity
  • Schedule:  8:00am – 5:00pm, some occasional evening and weekend work
  • Salary: $40-60k annually (subject to relevant experience)
  • Location: Honolulu. Ability to support remote work as needed.
  • Parking: provided
  • Attire: professional attire 
  • Great Permanent Benefits to include:
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. 

Bishop & Company provides recruiting and placement services for client companies and opportunities for job seekers throughout Hawaii.  We charge no fees to candidates and our client services are 100% guaranteed.
Please forward resumes to: 
Bishop & Company 
Phone: 808-839-2200 
Location: Honolulu, HI 
***No relocation, In-state applicants only. Must be available to interview immediately.***
Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran 

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