Staff Accountant

Job ID 1742879 Location Cedar Rapids, IA Job Type Full-Time Workplace Type On-Site Apply Now

Are you a motivated and detail-oriented accounting professional who thrives in a dynamic environment? As a Staff Accountant, you will play a crucial role in supporting our mission by performing various routine accounting tasks for 32 - 40 hours per week (including benefits).  

Meaningful and Impactful Work: Shive-Hattery's motto of Design What Matters reflects the firm's commitment to creating spaces and structures that positively impact communities. As a Staff Accountant, you would contribute to the financial operations of the firm, ensuring the smooth functioning of projects that make a difference in people's lives.

Collaborative and Supportive Environment: Shive-Hattery's focus on collaboration and building relationships fosters a supportive work environment. Staff accountants can expect to work alongside experienced professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and provide mentorship. This collaborative atmosphere encourages learning, teamwork, and personal development.

Work Life Balance with Competitive Compensation and Benefits: Along with the opportunity to work in a dynamic and fulfilling role, Shive-Hattery offers competitive compensation packages and benefits, including salary, healthcare benefits, retirement plans, paid time off, and potential opportunities for advancement within the firm.

Under general supervision, you will collaborate with other departments and vendors to resolve inquiries and problems, ensuring accuracy and compliance with accounting standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with regular bank reconciliations to ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Post timesheets on a weekly basis, identify and resolve discrepancies, ensuring accuracy in labor cost allocation
  • Receive and record vouchers, cash, and checks, maintaining meticulous records of transactions
  • Review and process expense reports, ensuring adherence to company policies and proper documentation
  • Interact with management, customers, and vendors, demonstrating effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information, exhibiting professionalism and integrity
  • Produce a variety of weekly and monthly financial reports, contributing to the timely dissemination of accurate financial information
  • Check reports, projects, and postings for accuracy, promptly resolving any discrepancies
  • Coordinate, file, and monitor state licensure requirements, ensuring compliance within the accounting function
  • Perform additional duties as assigned, providing support in various accounting and clerical tasks as needed


  • Associates Degree in Accounting or 2 to 3 years of relevant working experience
  • Effective communicator, capable of building relationships with clients, vendors, and colleagues within various industries
  • Efficient and organized, able to manage workload effectively within the designated hours (32 – 40 hours per week)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word, utilizing advanced functions and formulas
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and compliance standards
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical standards and integrity in handling financial transactions and confidential information

Why Join Shive-Hattery: At Shive-Hattery, we believe in providing extraordinary client experiences and making a positive impact through thoughtful and creative design solutions. As a Staff Accountant, you will have the opportunity to work within a collaborative and supportive team environment that values your contributions. 

We offer a competitive compensation package, including benefits, and prioritize work-life balance to ensure your overall well-being. Our firm's rich history, diverse projects, and commitment to professional development make Shive-Hattery an ideal place to grow your career.

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Future Consideration: Yes

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