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Staff Accountant

Markstein, a creative communications agency headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., is seeking a staff accountant to perform month-to-month accounting tasks and support our team. The candidate must be a self-starter who is comfortable working on a team within a multi-faceted and fast-paced environment, and who possesses an understanding of professional services accounting. This role will report directly to the CEO and will be critical in supporting financial initiates for our growing agency.


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of experience
  • Professional services accounting experience with a strong emphasis on management accounting
  • Ability to proactively problem solve and communicate important financial matters in a creative environment
  • Experience with Advantage software a plus


  • Achieves the timely recording of all transactions and the preparation of all financial reports.
  • Manages client billing, both media and production.
  • Manages monthly closing. Controls the flow of data into general ledger.
  • Prepares monthly balance sheets and company profit/loss statements, client profit & loss reports, employee productivity & efficiency reports
  • Maintains all agency accounting records including the key month end balance sheet reconciliation;
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Accounts Receivable sub-ledger maintenance
    • Work-in-Process; Unbilled time, Unbilled Production Costs and Unbilled Media Costs
    • Accounts Payable sub-ledger maintenance
    • Deferred Sales maintenance
    • Accrued Media Order reconciliations
  • Assists in the preparation of all audit/review, as needed
  • Acts as primary point of contact for the outside accounting firm
  • Ensures that media payments to vendors are reviewed, verified, and approved.
  • Maintains adequate controls of receipts and disbursements
  • Ensures that the agency’s cash flow is adequate to meet its commitments
  • Supervises external audits requested by agency clients
  • Protects corporate assets through sound treasury & accounting policies and procedures including insurance coverage
  • Contributes to corporate strategy and operations including:
    • Management of cash and other investments;
    • Maintenance of bank relationship;
    • Receipt, custody, and disbursement of the company’s monies and securities; and
    • Credit and collection management in a timely fashion
  • Prepares annual and monthly expense forecasts upon which management decisions can be based, such as:
    • Accuracy of year-end forecast; and
    • Appropriate budgets and budget directives
  • Administers tax strategy.
  • Administers all payroll, benefit and insurance-related areas

Performance Standards;

  • Agency financial goals are met
  • Audits/reviews reveal competent accounting practices
  • Annual budget and quarterly update responsibility
  • Agency operations run smoothly
  • Financial performance to exceed industry standards
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