Accounting Assistant in Burlington

Burlington, Vermont
Accounting & Auditing
Job Type
Temp to Perm
US$ 18.00 - US$ 20.00 per hour
Reference Number
Venable, Jana, Spherion
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Job Description

Spherion Professional Services, a national recruiting and staffing agency with a locally owned office in South Burlington, VT is seeking an Accounting Assistant for our client in Burlington, Vermont. This is a full time, temporary to hire opportunity. Candidate must have general accounting experience and knowledge of general accounting practices and procedures. Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook are required. Experience with grants is helpful.

Please apply online at: Reference ID # S_5774


The Accounting Assistant performs a variety of general accounting functions, including but not limited to, cash receipts, posting and coding, reconciliation, reporting, analysis, accounts payables, and month-end reporting.

Essential Functions:

Handle daily cash receipts, coding, posting and basic reconciliations.
Perform timely and accurate processing of weekly accounts payable.
Assist with month-end close; compile data and prepare reports for journal entries.
Verify accuracy of documents to ensure adherence to Accounting policies and procedures.
Investigate discrepancies in documents and recommend resolutions.
Assist with annual 1099 filing, ordering supplies and small projects.
Provide timely and accurate reporting as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

Working hours: Standard Monday-Friday


Associates Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent education/experience.
2 years' Payroll experience preferred; knowledge of payroll principles and procedures.
Sensitivity with confidential material; professional confidentiality, diplomacy and tact.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Knowledge of payroll systems, software and financial programs.
Ability to build relationships and work harmoniously in a diverse team.
Ability to analyze and reconcile data, evaluate and solve problems.
Proactive self-starter with ability to function independently.

Spherion is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.



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