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Accounting Associate- Government Services (GAAP Team)- Cleveland, Ohio

Company: Rea & Associates
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Rea & Associates is a Top 100 Accounting firm in the country and is committed to being the dominant firm in our markets. We are focused on the well-being of our staff and their professional development. Our culture respects a work - life balance for our team. We also provide a competitive compensation and robust benefit plan.

We are currently seeking a Staff Accountant to work in our Cleveland, Ohio office. This is an outstanding opportunity to help us continue with our strategic initiatives. This position works closely with and will be supervised by our Government Team Managers.

This position will perform routine accounting activities such as financial statement preparation, including calculating accrual balances and other necessary functions within the government segment.


  • Apply accounting principles/methodology to enter and review transactions for appropriate treatment
  • Reconcile accounts and research discrepancies
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Review account balances for accuracy and reasonableness
  • Follow prior period work-papers to determine level of work to be completed
  • Answer questions from clients or team members on how to use software/programs
  • Become familiar with the firm's policies and
  • Obtain a general understanding of governmental accounting standards.
  • Prepare work papers in clear, concise manner while adhering to deadlines and time
  • Conduct industry specific research as needed and communicate results to supervisors.
  • Interact with all client personnel and co-workers in an intelligent and professional
  • Progress professionally by working toward passing the CPA exam.
  • Possess skills necessary to develop quality client relationships and
  • Other duties as required
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related degree and CPA exam eligible is preferred
    • Familiar with standard accounting concepts, practices, methodology and procedures as well as developing/posting journal entries.
    • Good communication (verbal and written), organization, and analytical skills are a must
    • Ability to work independently on tasks and projects; while also collaborating with peers in a team-oriented environment
    • Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines
    • Knowledge of general accounting concepts
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications with advanced skills in Word and Excel required
    • Able to independently identify issues relating to accounting matters.
    • Strong attention to detail and reviews own work to ensure it is complete and

      Rea & Associates offers a wide variety of benefits to help support our employees' health, wellness and financial goals.
      • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
      • Retirement Plan (401k)
      • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
      • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
      • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
      • Short Term & Long Term Disability
      • Training & Development
      • Work From Home
      • Wellness Resources
      • Four (4) weeks PTO
      • Twelve (12) paid holidays, of which three (3) are floating holidays
        Rea & Associates, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including without limitation pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), age, ancestry, military status, national origin, genetic information, disability or other characteristics protected by applicable law. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, or any matter directly or indirectly related to employment.

        Rea & Associates does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies without pre-approval from Rea's Talent team. Pre-approval is required before any external candidate can be submitted. Rea & Associates will not be responsible for fees related to unsolicited resumes and for candidates who are sent directly to our hiring managers.

Keywords: Rea & Associates, Cleveland , Accounting Associate- Government Services (GAAP Team)- Cleveland, Ohio, Government & Protective Services , Cleveland, Ohio

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