The Accounting Clerk will assist the Controller with day-to-day duties plus periodic account reconciliations. The individual must be capable of maintaining complete confidentiality, require employees to follow procedures, complete tasks on schedule, and have a strong desire to keep detailed, accurate accounting records. Ultimately, a successful Accounting Clerk will help ensure that the company's daily accounting functions run accurately and effectively. Entry Level Accountant Duties and Responsibilities The Accounting Clerk performs a variety of general accounting support tasks in an accounting department including, but not limited to: Accounts Payable: Verifying product purchases against vendor invoice, Purchase order & item receipts. Assign general ledger account coding to other vendor invoices & enter them into the accounting system. Assist with processing weekly payments. Payroll: Perform preliminary review of weekly employee time sheets and process the bi-weekly payroll, including calculating union scale wage adjustments and sales commissions. Process employee expense reimbursements. Prepare payroll related transactions & Excel spreadsheets/reports for all employee benefits, workers compensation, and job certified payrolls. Customers/Jobs: Assist with reconciling Jobs to confirm billing status & profitability. Provide information to help expedite customer receivable balance collectability. Sales Tax & Business Licenses: Perform preliminary review & reconciliation of data used to create tax authority filings. Financial Statements: Assist with preparing financial statements, including completing assigned periodic entries & reconciliations. Report & Investigate discrepancies. Qualifications: Prior account reconciliation experience required. Knowledge of basic accounting preferred. Organizational, verbal and written communication skills a must. Experience or ability to learn various computer software applications (Excel, Access, etc.) Willingness to participate in accounting process improvements, including testing/reconciling data Attention to detail and ability to multi-task. Able to keep organized filing systems & discuss task priorities & completion status.