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Staff Accountant
at Sellers Dorsey
Philadelphia, PA

Staff Accountant
at Sellers Dorsey
Philadelphia, PA

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Staff Accountant

Description/Job Summary

The Staff Accountant will support the day to day accounting functions of the firm by performing a wide variety of tasks including but not limited to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, reconciliations, and various financial reports.  This role requires strong organization skills and a great attention to detail and accuracy.  This full-time position reports to the Accounting Manager and is based in our Philadelphia, PA office.


General Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Full cycle Accounts Receivable, including preparing invoices, maintaining client records, reviewing aging reports, and perform collection activities as needed
  • All Accounts Payables functions including entering invoices, obtaining approvals, preparing checks and maintaining vendor records
  • Monthly bank reconciliations for multiple bank accounts
  • Process bank deposits, post payments to client accounts, and prepare daily cash report
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts and prepare associated schedules
  • Maintain fixed asset and depreciation schedules
  • Work closely with Accounting Manager on month end closing process and preparation of monthly financial statements and reports
  • Prepare monthly job costing report
  • Assist with annual independent audit as needed
  • Assist with compiling information for annual taxes as needed
  • Take on additional tasks or projects as needed related to firm’s accounting & finance functions

Required Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • Minimum four years’ experience in an accounting role


  • Proficiency in QuickBooks preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently to complete tasks accurately in a timely manner
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • The ability to work effectively independently or in teams
  • Personable and even tempered; capable of handling a high stress environment
  • Adjustable to a fast paced, demanding work environment where priorities frequently change
  • Ability to set priorities, multi-task and meet multiple daily deadlines
  • Positive attitude and resilient, relentless and resourceful
  • Strong delivery and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information and be trustworthy

Core Behaviors and Competencies

  • Build positive relationships within and outside the Firm
  • Treat clients, strategic partners and fellow employees with respect and professionalism in all interactions
  • Take ownership for one’s professional development by increasing knowledge, skills and abilities in areas that are critical to the Firm’s success
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with other Firm staff
  • Demonstrate formal and ad hoc team leadership in projects, issues or organizations that are critical to achieving the Firm’s strategic goals
  • Be self-motivated, and be an advocate for one’s abilities and talents, both internally and externally

Key Performance Metrics/Expectations

  • Individual performance goals
  • Successful completion of deliverables, tasks, projects
  • Professional development


Physical and Mental Demands:
  • Stand/sit at desk for extended periods of time
  • Lift files and documents, bend, access file cabinets
  • Use hands and fingers, type on keyboard extensively
  • Apply common sense and problem solve
  • Able to manage deadlines and multiple tasks

Work Environment:

  • Environment is a business casual office and moderate noise, frequent interruptions and multiple demands

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at reasonableaccommodations@sellersdorsey.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.


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