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Lewis Tree Service, Inc Accounting Specialist (Expense/Account Payable). in Rochester, New York


JOB SUMMARY: The Accounting Specialist performs accounting, administrative and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and process of expense auditing, accounts payable processing and general accounting.

We Are Lewis: We’re one of the largest utility vegetation management company in North America… and always growing. But really, we’re in the people success business, we just happen to trim trees.

We offer…

  • Specialized paid training & certifications

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Health insurance plans

  • Paid time off

  • Employee stock ownership plan

  • Retirement & savings plans options

  • Employee assistance program

  • Salary Range $20/hour - $22/hour

What You'll Do…

  • Audit and process high volumes of fuel and credit card expenses submitted electronically in JD Edwards or manual paper reports.

  • Identify and assess expense trends to inform operations.

  • Contact vendors to obtain missing receipts over a set dollar amount.

  • Scan or copy expense receipts as required for various expenditures for risk management and sales tax.

  • Review and process invoices, check requests and cash reimbursements for appropriate documentation, general ledger coding and approval prior to entering them into the accounting system for payment.

  • Match purchase order number to expense when received and close purchase order.

  • Complete month-end closing processes including running of reports, preparing journal entries, and reconciling of accounts.

  • Prepare and ensure general ledger journal entries and account reconciliations are completed accurately and timely.

  • Assist in month-end close process.

  • Maintain a strong internal control environment.

  • Produce and provide reports as requested.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Assist team members as needed.

  • Respond to internal customer inquiries.

What You'll Need…

  • Associate degree in business or related field or relevant experience.

  • Proficient with standard office equipment i.e., computer, phones, scanner, fax, and copier.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook.

  • Familiarity working within ERP systems.

  • Proficient with Adobe Acrobat.

Keys to Success

  • Detail-oriented and investigative skills

  • Possess effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Accurately interpret and analyze documents.

  • Effectively engage and interact with operations.

  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.

  • Ability to embrace change and focus on process improvements.

Our DEI Promise: Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is key to the success of our business. We respect the differences among us, and we leverage those differences to create an environment where all employees feel welcome and fairly treated. We seek the best solutions possible by attracting and engaging a diverse workforce where all perspectives are sought and valued.

Lewis Tree Service is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity for both applicants and employees. Lewis Tree Service prohibits unlawful discrimination or harassment of employees and applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age (40+), religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic, all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, apprenticeship, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Lewis Tree Service’s practices and policies are administered in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.