Job Description – Staff Accountant Firetrace is an international $30M revenue business that designs and assembles fire suppression systems based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Firetrace has been part of Halma plc (LSE: HLMA) since 2015 and has ambitious growth plans. We have recently organized the business around market segments with an emphasis on customer value. As the Accountant at Firetrace, you will be responsible for overall operation, coordination, and continuous improvement of Accounts Payable, and work together as a department on cross training with Accounts Receivable and Collection Functions as assigned. The Staff Accountant plays a crucial and sensitive role in the function of Firetrace. The Staff Accountant must have, and maintain, a high level of skill, proficiency, and professionalism in the business and technical aspects of the all Functions. Due to the sensitive nature of much of the information processed by this position, a high degree of Integrity and Confidentiality must be maintained at all times.
Primary Objectives, Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee the validity, authority, classification and process Vendor invoices
Maintain vendor accounts within Dynamics GP in compliance with company policies.
Acquire proper approval of vendor invoices in a timely fashion
Reconciliation of balances and/or discrepancies with information from Vendors
Assure timely payment of the Vendor balances, while working with Controller to manage cash flow
Communicate with vendors on billing issues with emphasis on maintaining and enhancing the relationship with the vendor
Process credit card transactions, acquire proper approval and timely payment of corporate account
Process employee reimbursement requests on a regular basis
Monthly reconciliations related to accounts payables, accrued expenses, prepaids, and fixed assets
Collection of daily mail and deposit of checks received.
Cross training to process Accounts Receivable customer invoices and oversee timely collection of the Customer balances, by utilizing phone, email, statements, and letters to meet the cash collection goals of the Company.
Other duties may be assigned for professional growth and as the business needs
Skills & Qualifications:
Minimum of three years of bookkeeping experience, preferably in a manufacturing setting
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field (preferred), or equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong data management and ERP system experience, Great Plains preferred
Strong understanding of Accounts Payable, with exposure to Accounts Receivable, and Collections
Strong attention to detail and mathematical skills
Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and multi-task
Ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and priorities, as well as advocate for positive process improvements
Strong communications skills (both written and verbal), must be able to convey importance and timing of information that must be shared for accomplishment of tasks assigned via telephone and e-mail correspondence both internally interdepartmentally and with various external contacts.
Must be able to build interdepartmental and interpersonal relationships to support the functions of the job.
Firetrace offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefits programs including great health insurance benefits, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, career mobility and tuition reimbursement opportunities.
This position is in our Scottsdale office, but during the current Covid pandemic remote work opportunity available.
Firetrace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, military or veteran status, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information and any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law. Any applicant who needs to request an accommodation to complete the application process should contact Kim Pritchard by email: email@example.com.