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Accountant - Payroll

Company: Workiva
Location: Ames
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:


The Accountant supports the financial statement close cycle and operational accounting functions to ensure timely reporting and compliance with GAAP and company policies and procedures. Key job responsibilities may include assisting with monthly close activities, working with customer invoices, contracts, credit memos, account reconciliations, daily bill entry and vendor management, and compiling information as necessary for auditors.

What You'll Do

  • Assesses accounting reports for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to department, organizational, and compliance policies and standards
  • Reviews transactions for appropriate coding while understanding and interpreting company policies to ensure compliance
  • Performs activities within a public company internal control environment related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to ensure organizational compliance
  • Uses accounting knowledge to prepare month and quarter-end journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and supporting schedules
  • Handles outside auditor questions and provides support to outside auditors and other project personnel as requested.
  • Ensures proper recognition of revenue and expenses are captured on organization's financial statements
  • Handles queue of customer, sales team, and/or vendor inquiries and forwards to appropriate team member for response; researches and responds to more complex questions; escalates to higher levels as needed
  • Reviews and interprets sales contracts and/or vendor agreements to confirm agreement details
  • Demonstrates and applies strong accounting knowledge, acumen, and technical expertise

    What You'll Need


    • Analytical ability to interpret contracts and policies
    • Proficient accounting software knowledge, along with generic computer skills required
    • Spreadsheet skills preferred
    • Strong communication (written, verbal and listening) and collaborative skills to work with many personalities inside and outside of the company


      • 1-2 years experience or equivalent


        • Bachelor's degree in accounting required
        • Associates degree in accounting with 3-6 years of significant progressive experience in accounting would be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree
        • CPA preferred

          Travel Requirement

          • Minimal travel

            Where You'll WorkOur values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we've created.

            • Customer Success: Always delight our customers.
            • Trust: Rely on each other.
            • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time.
            • Collaboration: Share resources and work together.
            • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways.
            • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong.
            • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

              We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need-backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought-to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today's most challenging problems.

              At Workiva, you'll enjoy:

              • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.
              • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.
              • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more
              • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.

                Learn more: seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

Keywords: Workiva, Ames , Accountant - Payroll, Human Resources , Ames, Iowa

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