Staff Accountant

South Charleston, WV

About AVN

AVN is a dynamic and growing company that promotes creativity and flexibility in the workplace and encourages a culture of diversity and respect for colleagues. AVN is a strategic innovation partner providing deep, uncommon expertise and infrastructure to solve the most challenging problems of science and technology. With expertise in chemicals, energy, environmental, and advanced software, AVN enables its partners to move ideas from conception to market quickly and efficiently. AVN’s finance department, headquartered in South Charleston, West Virginia, plays a critical role in the organization by providing strategic financial guidance, ensuring fiscal responsibility, and supporting decision-making processes to drive growth and sustainability.

About the Position

We seek an experienced and detail-oriented Staff Accountant to manage accounts receivable, cash collections, and customer invoicing while participating in monthly closings, account analysis, reconciliations, and inventory reporting. This role involves collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders to optimize financial processes and supporting the Finance Department’s daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. The ideal candidate will have strong US GAAP knowledge, excellent communication skills, and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities
  • Manage end-to-end AR processes in the ERP system by preparing accurate and timely customer invoices, resolving discrepancies and invoicing issues, addressing overdue accounts, and ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards, internal controls, and regulatory requirements, preparing federal financial reports, and maintaining customer relationships.
  • Identify assets eligible for capitalization, ensure completion and receipt of authorization, maintain a comprehensive register, initiate monthly depreciation, and generate monthly reports for the facilities team.
  • Set up new customers and projects based on legal agreements, ensuring accurate invoice alignment, regulatory compliance, and proper contract and authorization management while categorizing and uploading necessary documents into the ERP system.
  • Collaborate with insurance brokers to obtain necessary certificates and assist the Controller with insurance renewals.
  • Prepare cash flow projections and accounts receivable status and assist with financial analysis to support informed decision-making processes.
  • Contribute to month-end and year-end closing procedures, external financial audits, budgeting processes, and collaboration with cross-functional teams to propose and implement process improvements.
  • Fulfill ad-hoc tasks and requests as needed, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability to support the overall objectives of the finance department and organization.
Required Skills
  • Strong understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy, integrity, and confidentiality
  • Excellent time management and organizational ability
  • Experience with integrated ERP systems such as NetSuite, SAP, Concur, etc.
  • Comfortable with technology and working knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with various levels of employees
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time-management skills to include execution to meet established deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information and make sound recommendations
  • Ability to address conflicts constructively and professionally, seek respectful resolution, and foster a positive workplace culture through clear and open communication with colleagues
Preferred Skills
  • CPA is strongly preferred but not required
  • NetSuite experience preferred but not required
  • Experience with financial analysis and forecasting
  • Experience with regulatory compliance and reporting
Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
Preferred Experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a Staff Accountant or relevant experience in Accounting
  • 3+ years of experience in auditing
Position Location

South Charleston, WV

Work Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with flexibility. Occasional overtime is required.

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