Staff Accountant

Danbury, CT, USA Req #1784
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

At Odyssey, we believe high expectations are the key to everything. When we strive to become better than what we are, everything around us becomes better, too.  Odyssey strives to foster an environment that allows employees to develop new ideas and thrive. With our advanced technology, global network and integrated processes, we regularly break new ground for clients and are able to offer logistics careers that cultivate successful professionals and develop existing talent.

Our team is comprised of logisticians, engineers, technicians and supply chain experts, as well as professionals in other administrative and specialized areas who work at multiple locations across the United States, as well as in our international operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Summary / Primary Role:

The Staff Accountant will perform various general accounting functions, including the preparation of journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations in connection with the monthly and annual closings. They will complete ad hoc projects and as determined by their supervisor.  These responsibilities require the Staff Accountant to work closely with the operations accounting team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

(Management may amend or assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time)

  • Prepare month-end balance sheet reconciliations for certain business units, including but not limited to cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, accounts payable and accrued expenses.
  • Prepare journal entries and assist with monthly close processes.
  • Maintain and reconcile fixed assets ledger and rollforward, including the addition of new assets and the monthly depreciation of assets.
  • Maintain prepaid expense schedule, including monthly amortization of items and addition of new expenses to the appropriate departments.
  • Participate in the development of reports and projects designed to increase efficiencies in cash management and decision making.
  • Work with external auditors to supply data and reporting as needed for requests related to assigned areas.
  • Maintaining documentation for business processes and controls
  • Lead or assist with various finance or accounting projects
  • Maintain and exude a positive attitude along with a willingness to help in any way they can; support the team culture and promote constant improvement

Qualifications and Key Skills:

(The following are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills or ability required for this position) 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred
  • 1-3 years’ experience in the general accounting function preferred
  • Basic knowledge of General Accounting Principles is required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products, especially strong Excel skills including ability to use VLOOKUP function and Pivot Tables
  • Ability to extract data with system queries
  • Strong analytical skills as well as organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to pay sharp attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently

We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Choice of medical plans with FSA, HRA and HSA options;
  • Company-paid dental and life/disability Plans;
  • 401K with company match;
  • Preferred vendor discounts;
  • Work-life balance

No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Odyssey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements Odyssey complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.


Other details

  • Job Family Finance & Accounting
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Danbury, CT, USA