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The Accounting Assistant, a Denver, CO based member of the FSTV Business Office, is responsible for preparing balance sheets, profit and loss statements and other financial reports, as well as for analyzing trends, costs, revenues, and financial commitments to predict future revenues and expenses. This position is in the Business Office and reports to the Controller.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Prepare and enter asset, liability and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
Verify, allocate, post and reconcile financial transactions, auditing source documents ● Record expense and sales transactions into the General Ledger
Process bi-weekly payroll and reporting
Execute month-end and year-end close process
Prepare balance sheet, profit and loss statement and other reports
Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information ● Secure financial information by completing weekly database backups ● Assist the Controller in preparing budgets according to schedule
Assist in the state registration process
Participate in setting financial standards, and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
Participate in internal and external audits to ensure compliance
Provide input into department’s goal setting process
Communicate effectively with other departments on behalf of the Business Office ● Communicate with Controller on work status issues that arise
Perform other duties as assigned by the Controller.
Candidate Requirements: The ideal candidate for the Accounting Assistant position will offer: ● Bachelor's degree in area of Accounting or Finance, or 2-4 years of experience in the field of Accounting
Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles and GAAP ● Experience creating financial statements
Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
Excellent accounting software user and administration skills; proficiency in QuickBooks Online, Stripe, and Salesforce is preferred
Awareness of business trends and best practices
Attention to detail, with high level of accuracy; aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
Ability to manage time well and meet deadlines
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, maturity, tactfulness, good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion
Strong work ethic, demonstrating personal initiative, responsibility and a commitment to excellence
Collegiality and good sense of humor, employing a welcoming, collaborative approach and a strong team-oriented style
Ability to work independently, with little supervision
Personal commitment to FSTV’s mission and values
Compensation: $18-19/hour, no benefits
FLSA Status: Part-Time (~15 hours/week; schedule flexibility within normal business hours, with manager’s approval); Non-Exempt
Reports To: Controller.
Department: Business Office.
Location: Currently remote (at home) due to COVID-19; future: Denver, CO when pandemic conditions permit a return to the office.
Anticipated Start Date: February 1st, 2021.
Free Speech TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workplace.
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Accounting Assistant” in the subject line, by December 24th, 2020.