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Accountant I

Company: Cosmos Corporation
Location: Saint Peters
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Cosmos Corporation is a recognized leader in natural health, wellness, and care products. From our beginning in 1980, we've been family-owned and operated in the Midwest, with our headquarters today in Saint Peters, Missouri. Founded by a barber turned beauty products distributor, our legacy in human haircare has since expanded to address consumer needs in personal care, pet health and wellness products, and household cleaning solutions.Cosmos was established with a mission to provide for the poor around the globe. Since the beginning, we've supported our founder's call to meet essential needs like food, shelter, and education for underserved communities. From our humble roots, Cosmos has grown into a global manufacturer with the capacity to make an even greater impact by giving back to programs that improve health, secure food and shelter, and strengthen communities abroad and closer to home.Cosmos is an uncommon business for the common good. We lead with our core values and make decisions through our mission. We currently have a job opening for an Accountant I.SummaryThe Accountant I position is responsible for preparing financial reports, maintaining corporate financial records, reconciling key accounts, and maintaining compliance with certain federal, state, and local tax regulations. The Accountant I is also responsible for external financial reporting, expense reporting administration, and other tasks as directed by their supervisor. This position reports to the Director of Finance.Primary ResponsibilitiesPrepare, review, and analyze periodic financial statements in accordance with GAAP and departmental policies.Complete the monthly period-end closing process in a timely and accurate manner. This includes but is not limited to: preparing period-end journal entries, identifying & correcting material misstatements, and maintaining the chart of accounts.Regularly reconcile and audit key accounts including but not limited to: cash accounts, fixed asset accounts, prepaid expense & deposit accounts, and suspense accounts in accordance with departmental policy.Maintain compliance with relevant federal, state, and local tax regulations and registration. Coordinate annual tax return preparation with outside partners.Coordinate annual reviews and audits, providing all required schedules and support.Maintain the budget & planning software and process.Undertake other tasks as directed by the supervisor.QualificationsTwo to five years of accounting experience preferred.CPA designation preferred.Education RequirementBachelor's degree in accounting required.CompetenciesHigh proficiency with accounting software and MS Excel.Knowledge of GAAP and application to business transactions.Basic understanding of corporate tax code.Strong critical thinking and independent decision-making skills.Excellent organization, prioritization, and attention to detail.Excellent written and verbal team communication skills and behavior.Ability to learn, adapt, and improve continuously.Equipment UsedStandard office equipment.

Keywords: Cosmos Corporation, Saint Peters , Accountant I, Accounting, Auditing , Saint Peters, Missouri

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