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Staff Accountant

Company: First Student
Location: Memphis
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:



First things First: Who are we? Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry's strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization, scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school districts contracts. Prepares basic financial reports under general supervision. Performs moderately complex activities related to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger. Major Responsibilities: List in order of importance 1) Assist location managers in reviewing and analyzing weekly/monthly financial reports. Identify and explain variances to budget/forecast. 2) Track Minority/Disadvantaged Vendor spend. Build Excel spreadsheet to track and report on spend levels monthly, Year to Date and Annually. 3) Assist in preparing the billing data that will be used to invoice our customers. 4) Assist with preparation of weekly/monthly financial reports to be submitted to the Region Office. 5) Prepares journal entries as needed. 6) Will be supporting four (4) locations. 7) Build Ad Hoc Excel spreadsheets to support the location management. 8) Assist location management with the collection of past due balances from the customers 9) Match up vendor invoices, code and submit them for payment 10) Assist in the preparation of the weekly payroll 11) Other tasks as required 12) Describe level of decision making and list examples of common decisions made: Analyzes financial data and reports on analysis Identifies coding errors in the General Ledger. Minimum Education & Certifications Required: Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting Experience & Skills Required: 3-5 years of related experience. Thorough knowledge of accounting practices and procedures. Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel, including building spreadsheets with complex formulas from scratch required. Experience with all MS Office products and accounting software preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Highly organized, deadline-oriented, possess high attention to detail Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Incumbent must be able to move about the office and between floors; utilize standard office equipment; access the filing system/cabinets; and communicate effectively and efficiently in person or by telephone. First for a Reason Benefits We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. Professional Advancement Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Student or First Transit. Extensive Training Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. Diversity & Inclusion Because we're stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We're committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. Community Service & Impact Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Student, First Transit, and First Vehicle Services in your community, you'll have a positive impact on others. Our Divisions About First Transit First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. About First Vehicle Services First Vehicle Services is a leading provider of diverse fleet management and maintenance services in North America. Since 1981, First Vehicle Services has been providing efficient and cost-effective vehicle management and maintenance services to governments, school districts, petrochemical companies, transit agencies, airports, universities, and private organizations throughout the United States. Apply today and get your career on the road with First Student! We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

Keywords: First Student, Memphis , Staff Accountant, Professions , Memphis, Tennessee

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