Our client, located in Union, has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Accountant. This is a temp-perm opportunity with a great client that has been voted as a best place to work by their employees.Responsibilities will include:Coordination and completion of the fiscal month end closing process. Ensure journal entries are recorded timely and accurately.Account analysis and reconciliations on various balance sheet and income statement accounts using excel including pivot tables or Access databases. Provide explanations for significant variances to prior year or budget amounts in a clear and concise manner.Prepare schedules for the year-end audit and quarterly reviews.Operate as the liaison between the Accounting Team and other business partners involved in the month end closing process.Develop written procedures to ensure adherence, consistency and overall efficiency of the department and assist in cross training.Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Accounting with strong knowledge of GAAP; CPA or CPA candidate preferredStrong accounting background with 3-5 years of accounting experience. Experience in a Big 4 Accounting firm and/or retail environment a plus.Strong proficiency in general accounting and financial analysis.Strong computer skills including expertise in Excel (including v-lookup and pivot tables) and Access.Lawson general ledger knowledge a plus.