Costume Gallery
  • 01-Jun-2017 to 31-Jul-2017 (EST)
  • Finance
  • Delanco, NJ, USA
  • Full Time

Costume Gallery and Art Stone are Delanco, NJ based designers, manufacturers and distributors of dance costumes. We are seeking an Accounting Specialist to join our Finance team, reporting directly to the Controller. The Accounting Specialist is responsible for a range of general staff accounting tasks, primarily all accounting work associated with processing accounts payable, expense reports and data entry of sales information. This position is also responsible for computing, classifying and recording data to keep the financial records accurate and complete during the monthly and year-end close. 


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Assume a shared responsibility and accountability for developing and maintaining accurate and detailed accounting records, including reviewing, monitoring and reconciling general ledger accounts as assigned by the controller.
  • Accounts Payable:
    • Verify account coding on invoices and approval signatures and book into the proper account and time period into the Great Plains system to ready bills for payment.
    • Keep the unpaid invoices register current, verifying weekly check run with the controller. Match checks with invoices and mail payments in a timely manner.
    • Wire Transfers / ACH transactions - assist with preparation of, verify account coding and approval signatures, process through online banking, record disbursement into system.
    • Reconcile AP subledger to the general ledger during month-end close.
  • Accounts Receivable - prepare bank deposit / scan checks received into office; post payments to the correct customer account. Will be required to collect on accounts receivable periodically throughout the season.
  • Payroll - prepare and process payroll using ADP. Collaborate with human resources and appropriate managers to ensure accuracy of payroll. Report and perform analysis of payroll as assigned.
  • Petty Cash - maintain petty cash funds, verify management approval and record transactions. Perform periodic audits to ensure petty cash is appropriately used.
  • Month-end close - prepare bank reconciliations for specific accounts. Prepare and complete account reconciliations as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate business relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Other accounting, financial and administrative tasks as required from time to time and often on short notice.
  • Respond to inquiries from management, auditors and others regarding accounting issues, data in reports and financial statements.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the accounting process.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred with a major in accounting or finance. In lieu of a degree, relevant work experience may be substituted
  • Knowledge of A/P, A/R and Cash Flow concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service (internal/external) skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent keypunch skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains is preferred
  • Knowledge of ADP or similar payroll experience strongly preferred
  • Microsoft Office experience, specifically proficient in Excel
  • Minimum of one to two years of work experience in financial related position

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Extended use of keyboard and mouse

Costume Gallery offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, medical, dental, group life insurance and 401(k).

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