Senior Bookkeeper

New Orleans, LA 70119 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 07/10/2024 Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 292 Pay Rate: $65-85K Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Role: Manages all financial aspect of the company, ensuring client billing and financial matters are accurate and timely. Works with agency teams to maintain constant knowledge of client initiatives, keeping accounting department equipped to properly handle A/P, A/R and related responsibilities. Maintains strong grasp of financial status of agency, providing projections and recommendations on how to improve department, agency financial health and client relations.

Reports to: CEO


  • Prepare monthly financial statements and perform detailed analysis to further understand business operations and accounting activity, recommend appropriate action
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation’s
  • Prepare and input General Journal Entries and controls the flow of data into general ledger
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual forecasts as well as other reporting requirements
  • Handle reporting, client billing and accounts payables and receivables processes, accurately and on a timely basis
  • Oversee clearing of vendor invoices to right buy, purchase order, general ledger account
  • Enter credit card transactions on monthly basis for reconciliation process
  • Stay current with entering and posting of vendor invoices
  • Maintain direct contact with vendors and clients regarding unbilled or unpaid invoices and bills
  • Ensure that billing and back-up released to clients is error free and meets contractual obligations
  • Prepare and review with President monthly, quarterly and annual operating budget (billings, gross income, expenses, bonuses, retirement plan, etc.)
  • Perform monthly closing of company accounts and client campaigns
  • Generate monthly job costing reports for analysis of client profitability
  • Organize and provide support to external auditors for annual financial statement audits
  • Maintain and improve documentation requirements for internal controls
  • Establish adequate accounting procedures and policies compatible with corporate policies and objectives
  • Perform treasury operations including wire transfers, stop payments, check voids
  • Administer all benefit and insurance-related areas, including:
    • Company-funded benefit program (401K, Health, FSA, Supplemental and respective contributions)
  • Administer all employee pay roll, tax deductions and withholding
  • Establish and maintain a healthy line of communication with client accounting counterparts
  • Work with President to ensure profitability and to pursue new ways to enhance overall agency profitability and effective use of resources and assumptions underlying budget forecasts
  • Protect corporate assets through sound accounting policies and procedures which include:
    • Provision for insurance coverage, as required; and
    • Protection of business assets and loss prevention through internal control and internal auditing
  • Contribute to corporate strategy and operations as a key member of team
  • Collaborate with different departments to obtain support for accounting processes and records
  • Educate, develop, supervise, and evaluate all members of the agency on accounting matters
  • Attend interdepartmental briefings
  • Any other reasonable task that provides value or advancement of the agency or clients



Job Requirements


  • Minimum of 3 years of accounting experience required, small business and marketing/advertising experience preferred
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting systems, QuickBooks and Workamajig a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • A/R experience is a must
  • Detail oriented, positive attitude, with strong problem-solving abilities
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with employees in different departments, both in-person and remotely
  • Self-starter who is both interested and willing to take on an expanded role over time
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Understanding of internal controls over financial reporting

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Podlasek
Senior Recruiter

Responsible for recruiting the CPS division that specializes in Accounting, Finance, Audit and Tax. CPS is a highly specialized, full cycle recruiting firm, placing top talent with the best companies. We've been in business since 1973 and over the years we've placed more than 40,000 of the best and brightest candidates with our clients.

If you are looking for a position in Accounting, Finance, Audit or Tax or if your company is looking for someone to provide you with good candidates for hire, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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