Atss is looking for an Accountant for a client in the Mobile/ Pascagoula area. 
GENERAL FUNCTION:  Performs professional accounting services to management by maintaining books of account; accumulating cost or other similar data; preparing complex reports and statements; and maintaining the accounting system by interpreting, supplementing, and effecting revisions to the system as necessary.


TYPICAL DUTIES: The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.


Prepares monthly financial statements and reports.

Makes or directs other accounting personnel in making entries in the general ledger.

Reviews ledger entries for accuracy and explanation of each.

Conducts various cost systems studies and analysis.

Monitors the profit status of individual contracts.

Assists in the preparation, consolidation, and review of budgets.

Reconciles discrepancies in general ledger trial balance.

Interacts with internal and external auditors.

Ensures that books are closed each month in an accurate and timely manner.  


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:   Some to considerable knowledge of accounting theory and practices.   Good knowledge of office procedures.   Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal and accounting records and to prepare accurate and complete financial statements from such records.  Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.  Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, auditors and management.  


DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING:  High School education including or supplemented by course work in accounting and general office procedures.  Considerable experience in clerical accountings functions or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and ability.