The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) advances the role of convenience stores as a positive economic, social and philanthropic contributor to the communities they serve. NACS is seeking a Staff Accountant to support its finance function and assist with the day-to-day accounting function and month end close and other duties as assigned, working closely with the Controller and Accounting Manager.
The Staff Accountant is responsible for the accounts receivable and cash receipts functions, monthly bank reconciliations, assisting in the monthly close, and preparing recurring and ad-hoc journal entries for review and posting by the Accounting Manager and/or Controller. The Staff Accountant will provide hands-on support by researching and analyzing accounts and assisting with monthly financial statements for NACS and its affiliates as well as assisting with accounting entries and reports, full cycle accounting, and other duties as assigned. This position is exempt, reports to the Controller and requires full-time Alexandria, VA office presence.
As key member of the accounting team, duties will include, but are not limited to:
Answers financial questions from external and internal customers by researching and interpreting data
Monthly bank and account reconciliations
Perform reconciliations of significant account balances including A/R, A/P, fixed assets, prepaid expenses, and current liabilities and preparation of adjustments as needed.
Prepare and record General Ledger entries by maintaining records and files
Monitor account balances and perform activity analyses
Reconcile and record journal entries from 3rd party vendors
Review and approve cash receipts/invoice batches
Follow up with overdue invoices and collect payments
The ideal candidate must be/possess:
A bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 1 - 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Experience in multiple facets of accounting with the ability to learn and act quickly and competently.
The ability to work effectively with staff members at all levels.
The ability to meet deadlines and deal with the pressures associated with those deadlines.
A creative problem solver, detail-oriented, self-directed, and able to handle multiple projects/tasks.
Strong analytical and follow-up skills.
Flexibility and desire to be part of a growing, dynamic organization.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficiency in Excel and Office Products.
A working knowledge of Dynamics GP or similar accounting software.
Public accounting experience
Strong general business background and experience in a membership organization
Experience in rental property management
Experience with web-based customer relationship databases (ex. netFORUM or Avectra)
NACS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis. All applicants will be considered for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected status.
NACS advances the role of convenience stores as positive economic, social and philanthropic contributors to the communities they serve. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 154,000 stores nationwide selling fuel, food and merchandise, serves 160 million customers daily—half of the U.S. population—and has sales that are 10.8% of total U.S. retail and foodservice sales. NACS has 2,100 retailer and 1,750 supplier members from more than 50 countries.
NACS serves the convenience and fuel retailing industry by providing industry knowledge, connections and advocacy to ensure the competitive viability of its members' businesses.