Accountant – 835652

Job #: 835652
Salary: $18-26/hr
Industry: Construction
Location: Middleton, WI
Category: Accounting/Finance Positions
Professional/Technical Positions

Description / Qualifications

Our west side client is looking for a temporary accountant to assist the accounting department. It is a laid back environment with a casual dress code. The pay is $18-$26 per hour and they are looking to have someone start the first week of January.


  • Supports CFO by preparing financial statements, producing special reports and coordinating special finance-related projects, analyzing and producing monthly draw reports, and leading and coordinating year end tasks
  • Maintains payroll/personnel information
  • Pays employees by directing the production and issuance of paychecks
  • Prepares related payables, tax payments, and tax reports
  • Maintains 401(k) and flex plans in payroll system and conducts in-house analysis and testing to ensure compliance
  • Maintains earned time, health/dental/vision, and life insurance records in payroll system
  • Prepares quarterly and annual payroll tax reports and annual W-2s and 1099 tax forms
  • Balances general ledger to all sub-systems, periodic reporting, account analysis, and reviewing of general ledger detail
  • Prepares and posts all journal entries
  • Performs monthly closing procedures
  • Maintains cash and bank reconciliations
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
  • Reviews job cost reports, customer billings, monthly draw schedule, job cost adjustments, and invoice posting records for accuracy and completeness
  • Maintains job close out records and warranty accounts
  • Improves the effectiveness and efficiency of the accounting software (including setting up new users, developing reports, training users, evaluating/recommending software enhancements)
  • Serves as a support function for other departments by providing prompt, positive, and timely accounting and financial information services

The ideal candidate will have an accounting degree with a minimum of 2 years of accounting experience. Solid Excel skills are a must. Construction industry experience is preferred.