Staff Accountant - Team Lead in Wichita, KS at Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

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Summary

The Staff Accountant-Team Lead will be responsible for being the main source of support for Murphy Tractor’s AP, AR and Sales Tax specialist team members. The team lead position should be trained in all account’s receivables, accounts payables and fixed asset functions including cash and accounts receivables and sales tax reconciliations.



 

Essential Functions

Team Lead:

  • Coordinate: Communicate and support AP, AR and Sales Tax Specialists. Work with Controller to manage and support best practice accounting procedures.

 

  • Training: Work with Controller to provide accounting team members with continuous training regarding applicable Equip accounting programs.

 

Staff Accountant:

  • General Ledger:   General ledger accounting and reconciliation. Input general ledger entries for account changes, Develop and maintain reports on asset and liability account balances, Develop and maintain regular reports via company’s accounting schedule

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  • Accounts Receivables:  Processing and reconciliation of accounts receivable general ledger accounts; to include statement cycle processing, management of branch payment processing, management of collections processing. 

  • Accounts Payables: Processing and reconciliation of accounts payables general ledger accounts; to include supporting clearing accounts. Develop and maintain reports and files on payables processing.

 

  • Sales Tax: Provide backup to Sales Tax Specialist in reporting and reconciling sales tax liabilities. Manage and oversee sales tax exemption policies and procedures.

 

  • Fixed Asset Management:  Manage and reconcile fixed asset program to include management of new and disposed of assets and the processing of monthly depreciation posting to general ledger.

 

  • Merchant Services Program Management: Manage and support staff in credit card processing program, to include oversight of fees and best practice processing procedures.


 

 

Other Functions

  • Assist with other duties assigned and directed by corporate management within the framework of Murphy Tractor and Equipment Company’s objectives.



Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Intermediate computer skills including MS Windows, Word.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skill set.
  • Skilled at using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  • Identify what needs to be done and take action without being asked.
  • Seek out others involved in a situation to learn their perspectives.
  • Anticipate and prevent problems.
  • Understand and operate within applicable policy, procedure, rules, and regulations.
  • Strong social perspectives and awareness of others reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Able to handle sensitive and difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Energetic, forward thinking and creative with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • Adept at fostering a team working environment.
  • Listens and responds constructively to other’s ideas.
  • Is open with team members about concerns.
  • Provides constructive feedback.
  • Provides assistance to others when needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ensures that regular, consistent communications take place with other employees as needed.
  • Listens effectively.
  • Tailors the content of speech and written communication to the purpose and receiver.
  • Organizes ideas clearly.
  • Maintains confidentiality in oral and written communications.
  • Meet commitments and deadlines.
  • Stay focused under pressure.
  • Complete required documentation and reports in a timely manner.
  • Able to see the merits of other’s perspectives.
  • Demonstrates openness to new procedures, technology and structure.



Physical Requirements and Work Schedule

Employee must be able to do occasional lifting of up to 30 lbs.



 

Education/Work Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and at least two years related experience and/or training required.


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