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Job Description

Group Transportation Services (GTS), an Ascent Global Logistics company providing comprehensive transportation services to clients nationwide, is seeking an experienced Accounting Specialist. The primary focus of this position consists of tracking all cash receipts and payments for cash forecasting and bank reporting, cash application, bank account reconciliation, preparation of related journal entries and month-end close. This role is also responsible for trade and carrier payables including coding for GL distribution and comparison to budget control sheets.

Additionally, this position will be cross-trained on daily invoicing, management reporting of shipments, revenue and gross margin for GTS, client reporting and carrier refunds and claim payment reconciliation. This position is a utility-player who can fill in as needed to support all AR and AP functions and handle special requests for client and carrier information as needed.

The successful candidate must exhibit excellent time management skills, attention to detail, and have the ability to communicate in a professional manner both verbally and in written form.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily posting of cash, tracking and reporting, and bank reconciliation

  • Determining root cause of out of balance errors and recognize when posted activity needs further review before being finalized in general ledger

  • Responsible for accounts receivable applications including cash, ACH and Credit Card processing

  • Trade and Carrier payables, from GL coding to cutting checks

  • Support Finance department where needed, for PTO coverage, and cross-training purposes

  • Perform related duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills

  • General bookkeeping knowledge including account reconciliation, general & sub-ledger functions and posting AR and AP transactions

  • Full understanding of Accounting practices and procedures

  • Ability to quickly learn and use various software applications including MS Office, TMS and Sales software; experience with MAS accounting software and Crystal reporting a plus

  • General knowledge of lock box and banking operations

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Knowledge of the Transportation Industry a plus

  • Skill in working independently, multitasking, prioritization of workload, and meeting deadlines

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Two years Accounting/bookkeeping experience

  • Detail oriented with the ability to work in a high transaction environment while handling multiple interruptions

  • Ability to meet critical deadlines

  • Ability to work adjusted work schedule, and additional hours when needed

  • Must represent the company in a professional manner both internally and externally

  • Must be a Team Player

  • Possess excellent follow up and organizational skills

Benefits We Offer

  • Competitive Salary

  • Health and Dental plans

  • 401(k) plan

  • PTO in first year of hire

Please send your resume OR email to: (see below)

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

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