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Accounting Analyst Job Description

Job Category Accounting & Finance Job Location San José, Costa Rica

About Us

We are more than a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers. We are a global team of over 4,000 employees whose daily mission is to empower consumers to begin their path towards financial recovery and build a better life for themselves and their families. We know that the only way to support this mission is by hiring exceptional people who bring a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for attaining breakthrough results.  If you are results-driven, have a passion for helping others, and thrive in an innovative environment, this might be the right place for you!

General summary

The Senior Accounting Clerk is responsible for recording, classifying, and summarizing accounting data to ensure the accuracy of collections, postings, and receipts. The Senior Accounting Clerk mentors and trains other accounting staff members. This position may perform other accounting functions according to established processes and procedures.

Responsibilities

- Processing bi-weekly payroll and all related obligations. 40%

- Assist in the month-end and year-end closing procedures, including posting of journal entries into the general ledger system, accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation to record periodic activity in the GL for assigned entities. 15%

- Perform reconciliation of accounts from the general ledger; creating monthly and ad hoc reports. 10%

- Research and correct reconciling items shown on GL reconciliations. 10%

- Assist the Accounting Manager to comply with local accounting requirements. 10%

- Process and record daily/weekly/monthly bank activity. 5%

- Assist in registering fixed assets into the accounting system. 5%

- Perform other duties, as assigned. 5%

Minimum requirements

Education: Bachelor's

Field of study: Public Accounting

Experience: 3 years Accounting experience including payroll and month end / year end close

Knowledge, skills, abilities, and other attributes:

  • Knowledge of local country wage and hour laws
  • Accounting, analytical, reporting skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Team player
  • English, Spanish

Preferred qualifications

Education: Bachelor's

Field of study:  Public Accounting, Payroll Specialist

Experience: 3+ years Accounting experience including payroll and month end / year end close in multinational companies

Knowledge, skills, abilities, and other attributes:

  • Knowledge of local country wage and hour laws
  • Knowledge of accounting payroll entries
  • Experience with Softland Payroll system
  • Strong accounting, analytical, reporting skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Motivated, self-starter, team player
  • English, Spanish

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What We Offer

We understand the important balance between work and life, fun and professionalism, and corporation verse community. We strive to support your career aspirations and provide the benefits you need to live a more fulfilling life.

Our compensation and benefits programs were created with an 'Employee-First Approach' focused on supporting, developing, and recognizing YOU.  We offer a wide array of wellness and mental health initiatives, support volunteerism, and environmental efforts, encourage employee education through leadership training, skill-building, and tuition reimbursements, and always strive to provide promotion opportunities from within.

All these things are just a small way to show our employees that we recognize their value, we understand what is important to them, and we reward their contributions.

Encore Capital Group and all of its subsidiaries are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status or disability status. Where applicable, will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and/or interview process, as well as to perform essential job functions. Please contact us to request more details of the role at reclutamientocr@mcmcg.com.

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