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      • Madison, Wisconsin
      • Temporary
      • $38.00 - $47.00 per hour
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      Spherion, in partnership with our State of Wisconsin client, is looking for a temporary Accountant who will be responsible for performing both tax compliance and advanced accounting functions for the Wisconsin Retirement System. This position is for a detail-oriented individual that is eager to learn and interested in helping our client's team ensure proper and timely reporting. If you enjoy digging into complex issues, problem-solving and are interested in both tax and financial reporting, please apply today!This position can be fully remote following equipment pickup!Responsibilities:- Review and analyze annual tax forms and publication updates issued by the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue to determine their impact on client systems and processes- Proper reporting and paying of quarterly and annual tax reports- Work with various business units on the implementation of IRC tax compliance- Develop correspondence to the IRS about data discrepancies between our client and the IRS- Independent performance of complex financial calculations, reconciliations, and financial analysis- Assist with the development and preparation of stand-alone departmental financial statements in accordance with GAAP- Assist with the compilation of the Annual Report issued by the client- Analysis, development, and implementation of procedures to ensure the most efficient, effective, and economical implementation of work plans and/or proceduresWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Ability to research, analyze and determine responses to complex questions and problems- Ability to interpret and analyze financial data, prepare financial statements, reports, or other financial documents- Ability to reconcile accounts on a periodic basis to other accounting systems- Ability to develop financial policies and procedures- Knowledge of organizational, priority setting, and time management methods and techniques- Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical, data gathering, and communication skillsEducation:BachelorsExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred but not required- At least two years of equivalent work-related experience in accounting, tax, or auditing field- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to state and local governments and principles applicable to trust funds- Knowledge of accounting or ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft- Knowledge of PC-based spreadsheet and database applications and word processing software Click the apply button in the top right hand corner to apply today!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
      Spherion, in partnership with our State of Wisconsin client, is looking for a temporary Accountant who will be responsible for performing both tax compliance and advanced accounting functions for the Wisconsin Retirement System. This position is for a detail-oriented individual that is eager to learn and interested in helping our client's team ensure proper and timely reporting. If you enjoy digging into complex issues, problem-solving and are interested in both tax and financial reporting, please apply today!This position can be fully remote following equipment pickup!Responsibilities:- Review and analyze annual tax forms and publication updates issued by the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue to determine their impact on client systems and processes- Proper reporting and paying of quarterly and annual tax reports- Work with various business units on the implementation of IRC tax compliance- Develop correspondence to the IRS about data discrepancies between our client and the IRS- Independent performance of complex financial calculations, reconciliations, and financial analysis- Assist with the development and preparation of stand-alone departmental financial statements in accordance with GAAP- Assist with the compilation of the Annual Report issued by the client- Analysis, development, and implementation of procedures to ensure the most efficient, effective, and economical implementation of work plans and/or proceduresWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Ability to research, analyze and determine responses to complex questions and problems- Ability to interpret and analyze financial data, prepare financial statements, reports, or other financial documents- Ability to reconcile accounts on a periodic basis to other accounting systems- Ability to develop financial policies and procedures- Knowledge of organizational, priority setting, and time management methods and techniques- Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical, data gathering, and communication skillsEducation:BachelorsExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred but not required- At least two years of equivalent work-related experience in accounting, tax, or auditing field- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to state and local governments and principles applicable to trust funds- Knowledge of accounting or ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft- Knowledge of PC-based spreadsheet and database applications and word processing software Click the apply button in the top right hand corner to apply today!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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