General Accountant I - Fargo, North Dakota

Job Reference:1001902008
Position Type:Permanent
Industry:Accounting & Auditing
City, State:Fargo, North Dakota
Salary:US$30000.00 - US$40000.00 per year
Contact:Kellie Gores, Spherion, United States

Job Description


To be considered for this opportunity, you must complete an online application at


General Summary:

This role will be primarily responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely preparation of monthly journal activity and month-end reconciliations. In addition, the role requires the ability to analyze software licensing programs financial reports to assess for accuracy, completeness and assurance that proper procedures and internal controls are in place for accounting and reporting.


The areas of statutory compliance activities will focus on the following areas:

  • Accounting/Analysis
  • Direct Tax compliance
  • Indirect Tax /Other Tax compliance
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Statistical Reporting
  • Compliance  Management
  • Onsite Audit


Key Responsibilities:


  • Reconciliation of general ledger accounts on a monthly basis by published corporate deadline.  These accounts will range from simple to quite complex in nature
  • Preparation of monthly wire transfers
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations
  • Prepare/Update standard operating procedures
  • Proactively communicate with business partners to research and resolve reconciling items and outstanding issues
  • Processes inter-company transactions and reconcile inter-company postings to ensure compliance to policy each month
  • Determine appropriate methodology, calculate and prepare journal entries to ensure processes are in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepare for annual/quarterly/monthly audits including the preparation of all working papers and related financial statements, disclosures and supplemental schedules
  • Respond to and support business partners’ inquires and information requests in a timely and accurate manner.  This includes identifying reporting needs and establishing expectations



Competency requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal awareness skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to learn and use multiple software applications/tools
  • Ability to work effectively cross –organizationally and cross -culturally
  • Ability to drive for results through ownership and continuous passion for improvements
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage conflict and negotiate resolution
  • Ability to show strong sense of certainty and stand firm when appropriate


Experience & Qualification requirements:


  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience post Accounting Qualification achievement
  • Education – Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant field
  • Strong knowledge of Excel formulas, pivot tables, and strong ability to manipulate large volumes of data



  • Recognized Accounting Qualification (e.g. CPA, CA, etc.)
  • Experience in Shared Service Center/Outsourcing environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft systems, processes and tax structure
  • Knowledge of SAP software
  • Knowledge of amortizations, empowerments, and bad debt


 $30-40/year DOE

To be considered, please apply online at  when prompted for a recruiter code, use 45520019505. If you have any questions please contact Kellie Gores at  701-298-8300