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Staff Accountant

Date:  Jan 18, 2022
Location: 

Birmingham, AL, US, 35242

Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases - all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 2,700 people worldwide, most now working hybrid or remotely. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and outstanding team. EIS is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. Our mission is to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it. We are looking for bright and creative individuals whose unique differences will allow us to achieve this inclusive mission around the world.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Subscription Services Division of EBSCO Information Services (EIS), located in Birmingham, AL, is seeking an experienced Staff Accountant.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, independent self-starter with an excellent work-ethic who wants to be challenged and grow.  The Staff Accountant will have the opportunity to work with our domestic and international EBSCO team members and report directly to the Vice President of Accounting, Tax and Compliance.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare month-end reports in conjunction with Operational General Managers and VP of Accounting to explain sales, margin, and expense variances
  • Perform monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts and take lead on resolving variances
  • Prepare reports to summarize top issues by working with Operational General Managers and VP of Accounting
  • Process and prepare month-end journal entries, reconcile accounts and research issues
  • Participate in month end and fiscal year end closing activities under tight deadlines
  • Manage accounting, tax and compliance requests from EIS local offices in conjunction with VP of Accounting
  • Assist with special projects and analysis as needed

 

JOB REQUIRMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3+ years of relevant Accounting experience
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • CPA preferred but not required

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with Vertex
  • Experience with Tableau
  • Experience with Financial Audits

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, all current and newly-hired EIS employees in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by their date of hire.
We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


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