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Staff Accountant (Maui)

Hawaii Accounting
Honolulu, HI
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Job Description
Staff Accountant

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Type: Full-time

Experience: Entry to mid-level

Functions: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Management Reporting 

Reports To:  Director of Accounting

Location: Wailuku, Maui

Compensation: Salary

FLSA Status: Exempt

HiAccounting is a locally staffed outsourced accounting and tax firm serving small to medium sized businesses. Our team of accounting and tax professionals work together on multiple clients in various industries. HiAccounting is a division of The Hawaii Group, Hawaii’s leading business process outsourcing firm. We strongly believe in working personally and directly with our clients, connecting through HiGroup’s core principles of integrity, transparency, and dedicated client service.


HiAccounting is seeking a Staff Accountant to join its outsourced accounting division. The Staff Accountant is primarily responsible for the preparation of accounting workpapers and reconciliations to support the issuance of financial statements and management reports. The successful candidate should be self-driven, passionate and client service focused.

The Staff Accountant reports to the Director of Accounting under the supervision of an Accounting Manager and/or Senior Accountant.
  • Prepares and organizes workpapers and reconciliations necessary to support the financial statements closing. 
  • Reconciliations include but are not limited to: bank reconciliations, accounts receivable aging, accounts payable aging, intercompany loans, debt, retained earnings/equity, and departmentalized revenue and expenses. 
  • Prepares financial statements and management reports. 
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets and variance analysis.  
  • Prepares and files general excise tax returns and other reports to regulatory agencies as needed.
  • Understand payroll and payroll taxes and may help with processing of payroll with technology partner, APS.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and frequently communicate status with senior/manager. 
  • Understands general business including business law, formation and entity types.
  • Stays up to date regarding regulatory and industry changes to respond to client’s needs. 
 Client Service 
  • Always deliver best-in-class customer service to clients and employees , with an emphasis on being proactive, responsive, professional, and accurate.
  • Understands assigned client’s business and industry and works closely with management to have a full understanding of client’s service needs.
  • Serve as or be a part of the team that serves as the primary liaison with client personnel; ensure client deadlines are being met and manage client expectations regarding deliverables, budgets and timelines.
  • Develops relationships with client and takes part in client events. 
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with client’s employees, and co-workers to promote a quality service image.
  • Embraces team-based approach to client service.
  • Encourages collaboration, open communication and problem solving in a team. 
  • Tracks and records time accurately. Understands client engagement agreement and is able to identify services outside of this scope. 
 Business Development
  • Begin to identify new opportunities for clients and promote other company services to clients that would help them in their business.
  Practice Management
  • Assist with new client implementation process including but not limited to: preparing a chart of accounts, financial reports, processes for month-end close.  
  • May participate in new client interviews. 
  • Ability to manage a large number of clients and client projects. 
  • Deliver client invoices timely and assist with collections as needed.
 Career Management
  • Practices integrity and professional judgment, including asking questions when needed.
  • Seeks mentoring and coaching opportunities.
  • Participates and engages in training. Seeks continuing education opportunities. 
  • Practice integrity and professional judgment.
  • Self-driven and takes initiative to research questions. Ability to work independently to resolve most issues but seeks advice from management when needed. 
  • Embraces technology and quickly adapts to technological changes. 
  • Deadline driven and completes tasks in a timely manner. 
  • Protects organization’s values by keeping information confidential.
  • Actively contributes to the overall positive culture of the company.
  • Attend networking and industry events to expand the brand of HiAccounting, our visibility in the marketplace and to generate new business.
  • Participates in organization efforts to building a strong community presence with charitable activities. 
  • Ensures work is performed in compliance with the company’s established policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. HiAccounting shall make reasonable accommodations to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal Staff Accountant is familiar with accounting and financial operations in a fast-paced, for-profit environment. This person will meet most or all of the following requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience.Experience: Knowledge of accounting, bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles, or any combination of education and experience which would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the minimum qualifications to perform the essential functions of this position. Licenses: Have obtained or have the desire to obtain a CPA license. Computer Skills: Proficient knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Prior knowledge of Intacct, QuickBooks or other accounting programs would be helpful. Other Requirements: Perform other duties as required.  Must be able to travel as required; overnight or extended stays as needed.  Availability to work additional hours or weekends, as projects and tax deadlines demand.  Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.  Availability in person or electronically to senior executives in case of emergency.Location: HiAccounting prides itself on being locally staffed. 

This position requires that the applicant live on Maui. If you are an applicant currently not living on Maui, please specify in your cover letter your relocation timing and efforts.  WORKING AT HIACCOUNTING

Encouraging an active, Hawaii lifestyle by supporting our employees’ interests, efforts, and activities, HiGroup is proud to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii for eleven (11) years in a row!Since its inception, the HiGroup team has enjoyed exceptional benefit packages. Alongside traditional options, such as full medical, dental, vision, drug, disability, life insurance, 401K, flexible spending, supplemental benefits, and profit sharing, as well as a generous PTO and holiday leave program, HiGroup also proudly offers its employees even more generous support at work, at home, and in the community. Offering paid time off for employees to volunteer as well as investing in learning and development opportunities company wide, HiGroup enthusiastically encourages their team members’ desires to be good citizens on and off the job.We encourage career development by providing a buddy and mentoring system, regular performance evaluations and reimbursements for continuing education for the CPA or other professional certifications. We are family oriented and provide a flexible work schedule.

  • Daily employer provided lunch under the HiGroup Daily Grinds Program. 
  • Gym/fitness reimbursements.
  • Cell phone reimbursement (for EE’s that use their phone for work).
  • Parking or buss pass subsidy.
  • Regular in-office massage therapy.
  • Flexible work schedule with the ability to work remotely when needed. 
  • Support of CPA and continuing education.
  • 12 paid holidays (includes your birthday off).
  • Paid time off for volunteering.
  • Employee snacks and drinks.
  • Career advancement.
  • 401K, 4% matching and profit sharing (after eligibility requirements are met).
  • Health benefits (after eligibility requirements are met).
  • Life Insurance.

Hawaii Accounting


Honolulu, HI
96813 USA


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