Job Summary:The Accounting Specialist is responsible for providing accounting, technical and clerical support to Client Reporting personnel. The position works closely with the Accounting Technicians, Accountants, and Accounting Management Team, and may take direction from the Controller, or Vice President of Client Reporting. The position is responsible for direct oversight of a specific accounting program or system and fulfills support functions which may include, but are not limited to, accounting, treasury services, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, and auditing. A successful Accounting Specialist ensures timeliness and accuracy when completing all assigned team functions.An Accounting Specialist may be designated according to the type of function performed, such as Accounts Payable Specialist. Each Accounting Specialist is responsible for the same job functions outlined below.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Accounting Specialist will use due diligence and make best efforts in executing the following responsibilities:RelationshipsProvides support to Accountants and Accounting Managers as needed. Provides support to Regional Property Managers and clients as needed.Acts as a liaison with other departments, organizations, and agencies as needed.Collaborates with the Accounting Management Team in the development and implementation of office policies and accounting procedures, as needed.Recognizes and rewards right behavior in others and addresses inappropriate behavior or ethical breaches. Performs the duties of other Accounting Specialists or Accounting Technicians as required (in their absence). Exercises professionalism and uses caution/discretion when engaging team members or other business associates during business hours, company-sponsored events, and personal time.ReportingSupports and enforces company and accounting policies as well as all applicable federal, state and local statutes and regulations.Completes team functions as defined by the Team Manager including, but not limited to, processing banking requests, processing accounts payable, reconciling bank accounts, performing basic audit work, recording general ledger activity, or performing other accounting related functions.Maintains fiscal records by reviewing requisitions, vouchers, and other documents to ensure accuracy and timeliness.Researches, tracks, and resolves (or properly refers) problems or discrepancies relating to team functions or documentation.Compiles and sorts documents such as forms, invoices, checks, and bank statements.Performs any combination of calculating, posting, or verifying duties to confirm the details of business transactions.Compares data contained in a variety of financial records in order to detect trends, errors, or anomalies.Maintains files and support documentation required to authenticate business transactions.Performs special projects and research as assigned.ProfitabilitySupports and enforces internal controls established by the department and company, and discloses any weaknesses relating to such controls or the lack thereof.Applies quality measures and standards within all areas of responsibility to support the company's mission, vision, and core values.Monitors business transactions related to Pinnacle for irregularities and reports finding as necessary. Continually seeks to identify innovative strategies for increasing department efficiencies and reducing expenses.SKILLS AND ABILITY: TechnicalAn analytical background with a thorough knowledge of position-specific accounting functions.A detail-oriented work ethic.A functional understanding of current accounting software and Microsoft Office products. ProfessionalismConsistently exhibits strong ethics and confidence, as well as a positive attitude toward company, department, and team members. Ability to provide professional support for an assigned team and cultivate value, trust, and positive relations among team and individuals. Willingness to hold self and others accountable for performance. Flexibility to modify or shift behavior as situations or objectives evolve, while exhibiting focus and positivity amidst change or under pressure.Capable of cultivating team camaraderie and value through support and participation in team building and events.CognitiveAptitude to analyze financial data with the ability to recognize trends and identify irregularities. Capable of making sound decisions appropriate to authority level with minimal supervision or direction. Willingness to collaborate on decision-making when necessary.Effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with ability to recognize problems early and produce prompt resolutions.Ability to prioritize and focus on critical tasks as well as shift focus or multitask when appropriate.Capable of working within a fast-paced, deadline driven environment while generating timely results.Self-motivated to achieve or exceed performance standards and goals set forth by department. Communication/InterpersonalAbility to discover, understand and meet the needs of clients in a timely manner.Integrity, objectivity, and accountability in performing assigned duties.Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.Ability to work independently, while exercising interdependence within an assigned team.Diplomacy to develop and preserve positive relations with clients, business associates, and team members.EDUCATION /EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in Accounting or other comparable business-related degree is preferred; however, a candidate who is currently enrolled in a college or university while actively pursuing such degree may be consideredMinimum of two years of industry-related experience is preferredSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/APHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The work is described as light in physical demand. Requirements include the ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, and reach forward and overhead, finger, and grasp. Must be able to occasionally bend, crouch, or stoop. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds. Must have close and distance vision as well as the ability to adjust focus.WORKING CONDITIONS:Normal office work environment with little or no exposure to undesirable elements.