(Phoenix, Arizona)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Matson
Founded in 1882 and incorporated in 1901, Matson is one of the leading U.S. domestic ocean carriers. Matson is the principal carrier of containerized freight and automobiles between the U.S. Pacific Coast and Hawaii, Guam and the mid-Pacific, and provides eastbound express service from Shanghai and Ningbo to Long Beach.
The Accountant will perform various day-to-day accounting responsibilities, including balance sheet reconciliations; creating journal transactions to the general ledger, compiling documentation to support recorded transactions, and researching transactions to apply accurate accounting treatment. This individual will work with others throughout the organization to obtain information to perform assigned duties and will assist in other general accounting projects as needed. Maintaining documentation standards and providing timely and accurate information is essential.
* Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations for various accounts. Identify and research unusual items to analyze, document and resolve. * Accurately input data into accounting related software. * Prepare and maintain monthly and yearly accounting schedules. * Create and post journal transactions to the general ledger ensuring proper accounting. * Assist with the documenting and monitoring internal controls * Perform other accounting tasks that make be required from time to time including assisting with accounting related projects. * Respond in a timely manner to the information needs of management as requested. * Answer accounting and financial questions by interpreting data. * Maintain all source and other documentation according to the standards and policies established for the PAC. * Contribute to and participate in the cross-training objectives of the PAC and serve as back-up for cross-trained responsibilities. * Communication with Manager, Operations Accounting, regarding any issues or problems that may arise.
Ideal Candidate
**Essential Skills and Experience** * Analytical - Good analytical skills with ability to make independent judgments * Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. * Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance. * Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Exhibits diplomacy and tact in both verbal and written communications. * Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit. * Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values. * Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. * Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. * Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. * Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. * Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration. * Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve quality. * Quantity – Meets and/or exceeds productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity. * Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. * Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. * Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Keeps commitments. * Initiative - Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help as needed. **Education and Experience** * Bachelor's degree in Accounting from a four-year college or university is required and 1-2 years in a professional accounting environment. * Possess strong accounting and computer (PC) skills primarily using Microsoft’s business suite of products including Access, Excel, Outlook and Word. Oracle experience is a plus. **Other Qualifications** May be required to commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals and/or deadlines.
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

A career at Matson will offer you challenging assignments, learning opportunities, competitive pay and benefits, and the chance to participate in social and philanthropic events.


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