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Staff Accountant (Full-Time)

*SPARKING WONDER AND CURIOSITY ABOUT OUR WORLD THROUGH HANDS-ON SCIENCE EXPERIENCES*

Summary

Full-time position responsible for the general accounting function including preparing journal entries; maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers; account and bank reconciliations; and daily cash receipt processes.  Will also assist with monthly closings and account analysis and support the Vice President in carrying out the responsibilities of the Accounting department.

Accountabilities and Major Duties
*Process revenue payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions from daily deposit activity into accounting software system using data entry skills and accuracy review procedures, including but not limited to, monitoring and resolving bank issues.
*Problem-solving of various issues involving cash receipt, including researching and resolving complex collection inquiries using computer reports, computerized accounting system, organizational points of sales systems and other interdepartmental resources, etc.
*Prepares general ledger entries by maintaining records and files & reconciling accounts including assistance with month-end closing processes and reporting.
*Develops & implements accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes.
*Answers accounting & financial questions by researching and interpreting data as well as verifying information & developing reports.
*Responsible for maintaining up-to-date financial records and files in organized and efficient manner.
*Maintain up-to-date invoicing system including, but not limited to, generating and distributing monthly invoices for all areas of revenue generation within the organization:  carry out billing, collection and reporting activities according to specific deadlines; develop a recovery system and initiate collection efforts including monitoring customer account details for non-payments, delayed payments and other irregularities; and research and resolve payment discrepancies.
*Ensure accuracy of cash applications to the correct accounts by working closely with the team members performing the cash receipt transactions directly ensuring high level of accuracy and maintenance of revenue receipts.
*Perform monthly reconciliation of activity by reviewing and monitoring all accounts and maintaining appropriate controls to ensure accuracy of information.  This includes analysis of monthly aging detail and explanation of variances from month to month and all revenue sources. Provides detail explanation of outstanding balances as requested.
*Maintain balances of vault cash, including but not limited to, vault cash management, bank orders, change orders, balancing, internal cash audits and sales point support for cash handling.
*Required to cross-train within department.

Minimum Qualifications
*Minimum education of Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or other related field.
*Related on the job accounting experience; 3 + years preferred.
*Strong organizational and analytical skills.
*Ability to calculate numbers, correct entries, and post to records.
*Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
*Ability to secure and handle cash.
*Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
*Ability to effectively utilize a computer.

Minimum Physical Qualifications
*Some lifting (up to 40 lbs.).
*Carrying/pushing and/or pulling.
*Limited stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling.
*Significant fine finger dexterity.
*Extended periods of time sitting.
*Visual acuity.

Benefits include health, dental and life insurance; 403(b) retirement savings plan; paid time off; free membership; discounts in our gift shop, food court and camps; and on-site parking.

Salary requirements must be included when applying.

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