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Staff Accountant
SmithBucklin | Washington, Massachusetts
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Job Description

SmithBucklin, a 100 percent employee-owned association management company, is looking for an entry-level Staff Accountant to join our Financial Management & Accounting Services (FMAS) team in Washington, DC. Our FMAS unit provides client organizations with substantial experience, resources and proven practices in non-profit financial management, including not only a comprehensive set of accounting services, but also decision-support tools and guidance. The Staff Accountant oversees and prepares financial statements for our clients and is an integral part of the success of the organizations' financial operation. This role works closely with senior management on accounting related matters and provides analysis, research and answers questions regarding financial statements and accounting procedures.

What You Will Do

* Produce standard monthly financial statements, to include balance sheets, income statements and statement of cash flows
* Maintain each association's statements, ledgers and other required reports including the chart of accounts and budget data
* Prepare customized financial statements and reports as directed by the client
* Assist in tax and other regulatory matters
* Act as a liaison to client auditors during the annual audit (answer questions, gather supporting documentation, ensure audit report is completed on-time)
* Serve as primary contact for the client team on all financial matters
* Interact with the client team to answer questions about the financial statements and explain accounting procedures

This Role Might Be for You If…

* You are a self-starter
* You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
* You have a demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
* You exhibit the ability to work successfully as a team member and independently
* You show a demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and grow relationships with clients
* You possess strong project management skills (time and organization)
* You have the ability to travel up to 5% annually and work overtime as needed (around monthly financials, client year-end and audits)

Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited four-year institution
* 0-2 years of relevant accounting experience

Preferred Qualifications

* Understanding of the principals of Financial Accounting/GAAP
* Proficiency with basic computer programming, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Where Do You Fit?

Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at SmithBucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, SmithBucklin offers all of our people - regardless of position or compensation - an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of SmithBucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At SmithBucklin, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.

About SmithBucklin

SmithBucklin provides full-service management to 20 technology associations including professional societies such as the Society for Information Management and independent user groups of industry leaders such as SAP, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel Networks and Computer Associates. Collectively, our full-service technology client organizations represent over $75 million in total annual budgets and well over 75,000 members. SmithBucklin also provides function-/project-specific services to an additional 11 technology organizations. See a complete list of our technology client organizations. The information technology industry moves at a dizzying pace of change, vulnerable to dramatic and endless shifts in market conditions, the competitive landscape and emerging/declining technologies and products. These market forces have significant impact on membership organizations and the vendors that support them. As such, technology user groups, professional societies and industry consortia face significant challenges, including: Dramatic increases in formidable competitors vying for a share of member/attendee time, dollars and commitment, resulting in declining or flat membership and conference attendance Pressure to create unique new value for members and stakeholders Unsettled mission and strategic direction Proliferation of regional, local and special interest groups creating competition rather than synergy Increased dependence on high-risk event revenue Severe cost-containment pressures A changing customer-value paradigm - from focusing on a set of discrete events, products or programs to a continuous, interconnected set of experiences Limited volunteer availability Fragile vendor-user community relationship Uncertainty about the future At SmithBucklin, we believe in order to compete and grow, a technology association today must: Improve its ability to create and deliver new and unique member and stakeholder value Acquire strategic leadership, innovation, speed and change management as core organizational competencies Invest in strategic marketing and branding Pursue and develop alliances with vendor partners, allied organizations, and regional, local and special interest groups in order to enhance competitiveness, product development, or time-to-market Commit to ongoing visioning and strategic planning Adopt a governance culture and structure that emphasizes speed, strategic thinking, accountability and flexibility Adopt new, more flexible financial management frameworks, continuously adjusting, investing and shedding based on strategic direction For user groups, enrich the primary vendor-user value proposition via options including user enhancements and advocacy To meet the complex challenges and opportunities noted above, a technology association must complement its own strengths by aligning itself with a management services partner capable of delivering and implementing solutions. SmithBucklin's knowledge, experience and resources for the success, sustained competitiveness and long-term growth of technology user groups, societies and consortia cannot be matched by any other association management company, consulting organization, conference/tradeshow company, communications agency, or publishing company. We have been developing our technology industry practice since 1973 when IBM's GUIDE user group became our first technology client organization. Since that time, we have been honing and delivering a comprehensive, integrated set of specialized services designed and packaged to meet the unique and sophisticated business, technology, marketing, and operational requirements of our technology industry client organizations. The professionals in our technology industry practice work hard to stay ahead of the issues, trends, challenges and actions impacting our client organizations. In fact, each year SmithBucklin hosts a Technology Leadership Forum that brings together our volunteer client leaders to discuss current and emerging issues, and more importantly, solutions, leading practices and lessons learned. Some areas in which SmithBucklin offers expertise and resources particularly relevant and important to technology organizations include: Strategic marketing and branding Chapter, local/regional user group and special interest group (SIG) management User group enhancement systems, processes and advocacy Web design, development, hosting and online management Integrated e-business solutions Automated conference planning tools Primary and affiliated vendor relations International, national and regional education management and content development Online learning platform and tools Capturing, packaging and managing intellectual capital Conference onsite technology solutions Tradeshow management Exhibit, sponsorships and advertising sales Please contact us to learn more about our Technology Industry Practice, and how it might serve your organization.

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