Associate Accountant


We are looking for a talented individual to join our dynamic and diverse Keystone Solutions Group team located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We are in search of an experienced Associate Accountant who will be responsible for applying business knowledge and accounting expertise.  This motivated self-starter will be responsible for daily accounting activities as well as assisting the controller with special projects and various human resource functions.

The Associate Accountant will also have a great attention to detail and be highly organized with the ability to multi task.  The Associate Accountant role will perform a variety of accounting tasks including payroll processing, reconciliations, customer invoicing, inventory reconciliation and employee file maintenance.  The role will require independent judgement and a thorough knowledge of accounting procedures in accordance with GAAP.

A successful Associate Accountant must be capable of working with minimal supervision, have a “can do” attitude, possess creative problem-solving skills and be willing to do “whatever it takes” to complete assigned tasks efficiently and effectively.

Requirements and Activities

  • Conduct physical inventories and monitor cycle count
  • Reconcile inventory accounts
  • Accounts receivable duties including weekly/monthly recurring invoices, account adjustments and account statement preparation
  • Assist with month end inventory counts and reconciliations
  • Process weekly payroll
  • Complete monthly and quarterly payroll state and federal reports
  • Assist with employee onboarding
  • Maintain the company personnel records and health insurance records
  • Reconcile accounts including research and resolve discrepancies

  • Maintain confidentiality and professionalism in working directly with employees, HR, and other aspects of the assigned payroll function
  • Assist with accounts payable
  • Uses initiative and applies innovative thinking
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationship in a team environment through written and oral communication
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Accounting

  • 3+ years' relevant experience

  • Experience with HR policies and procedures, compensation and employment regulations is a plus

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship building skills

  • Strong understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Knowledge of QuickBooks is preferred.


  • Excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental and vision options
  • Company paid life insurance, short term disability and long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays

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