Staff Accountant in Earth City, MO at Interface Security Systems

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Interface, it’s the human equation that drives us.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Interface is uniquely qualified to be the one source for safeguarding customer data, people, and assets. As the leading national provider of cloud-based managed network services and security systems for retail, commercial and small business customers, we provide the industry’s most comprehensive bundle of integrated solutions that connect and protect some of America’s best-known companies.

Our service offerings include PCI-compliant private secure managed broadband, managed digital voice, alarm/event monitoring, interactive video surveillance, managed access control and fire/life safety systems. Multiple UL-Approved 5-Diamond CSAA Certified Secure Operations Centers monitor, manage and support their system, backed by a nationwide service delivery infrastructure.

Interface believes in the philosophy of listening to our customers and addressing their needs. We are guided by integrity as well as an all-consuming desire to exceed expectations and foster long-term partnerships. Our goal is nothing less than complete customer satisfaction. And we strive to achieve it by providing responsive, accommodating service to each and every one of our valued clients.

We are seeking a hard-working Staff Accountant to join our talented and experienced corporate finance and accounting team!   

Staff Accountant Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related field, CPA and/or MBA a plus but not required
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience with knowledge of U.S. GAAP financial statements, public accounting
  • Public company experience a plus, but not required
  • Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV or experience with an Organizational ERP system

Staff Accountant Job Duties

  • Prepare journal entries and submit for review and approval
  • Reconcile balance sheet and income statement accounts in accordance with management assertions
  • Management reports are produced timely and accurately
  • Responsible for the completion of audit work papers for various audits, not exclusive to financial statements, financial institutions, and insurance underwriters
  • Work closely with third party service providers and internal departments outside of Accounting to complete job responsibilities
  • Experience with job costing, indirect taxes and/or inventory a plus
  • Special Projects as assigned not exclusive to Acquisitions, NAV programming changes, Procedural Changes, and Training

Expected Results from the Employee

  • External and Internal deadlines are met in regards to accounting and finance job duties and assignments
  • Assigned files and reports are prepared and submitted in accordance with contractual deadlines
  • All company policies and procedures are followed in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and any other applicable regulations

Impact of the Staff Accountant on the Organization

  • Provide a positive model for peers and a model for the Finance Department
  • Responsible for all assigned general ledger accounts and thus the accuracy of input data for financial statement and external reporting compilation

Specific Difficulties for the Staff Accountant

  • Dependent on Accounting Operations and Operations to meet deadlines

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Internal:
    • Direct report to Controller
    • Executive management
    • Service Center management and administrators
    • Operational management and staff
  • This position may have contact with the following parties:
    • Regulatory and tax preparers
    • Depository and lender banking contacts
    • External financial statement, bank, and insurance underwriter auditors
    • Internal auditors and consultants
    • Regulatory and government agencies
    • Microsoft Dynamics NAV programmer
    • Vendors and Leasing companies


Job Requirements


Core Competencies

  • Work Ethic – Meets tight deadlines and budgets
  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; aligns work with strategic goals
  • Communicator – Exhibits strong listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives
  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate players in the decision-making process.
  • Analytical – Collects and researches data; designs work flows and procedures
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; works well in a group setting
  • Project Management – Develops project plans; communicates changes and progress; manages project team activities
  • Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service
  • Innovation – Generates suggestions for improving processes throughout the organization
  • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Monitors transition and evaluates results
  • Flexibility – Ability to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing environment

Physical Requirements

  • The ability to lift a box up to 50 lbs. in weight.

Physical and Logical Access

  • Provided 24/7 physical access to corporate Accounting area and Operations, no warehouse, and no SOC
  • In the test environment, full “Super-User” logical access for all systems
  • In production environment:
    • Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Acctng profile
    • Filebound – Full read-only access, excluding Human Resources
    • Manitou – None necessary

Interface offers a competitive compensation package based on education and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, the opportunity for growth and much more. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and compensation requirements.

Interface Security Systems will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.  The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; for rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. 

Interface Security Systems will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Interface Security Systems, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability.