Accounting Clerk

Location Charleston, SC
Property Corporate Office
Date Posted July 10, 2019
Job Type Administrative, Corporate Position


Charleston, SC – Charlestowne Hotels is a full-service hospitality management company offering innovative, yet proven, expertise in hotel development, operational controls, marketing and revenue management, and financial reporting. Charlestowne Hotels has become one of the most successful firms in the hospitality industry and one of the largest hotel management companies in the Southeast. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, with principals employing more than 100 years of cumulative experience in the hospitality industry, the company has consistently demonstrated an earnest commitment to its guests, employees, owners and community.

We are currently seeking an Accounting Clerk to support the day-to-day accounts payable operations as well as perform a variety of accounting, administrative and organizational tasks for the accounting department. This position will entail approximately 30 hours a week directly related to accounts payable and the remaining 10 hours a week supporting other departmental tasks. The Accounting Clerk will report to the Controller.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform administrative tasks of accounting department including correspondence, license applications/renewals, tracking/payment of property taxes and other administrative tasks as they arise
  • Handles the financial processing of transactions including entering invoices
  • Vendor management
  • Ensure accuracy of payables
  • Prepare sales tax or accommodation tax returns for properties
  • Assist with monthly distributions
  • Reconciliation of monthly credit card statement
  • Enter journal entries into accounting systems as necessary
  • Assist property accountants with bank reconciliations
  • Process and post payments, create and deposit bank deposits
  • Enter and manage shared expenses
  • Assist with month end closing
  • Miscellaneous tasks that may include scanning, copying, filing and/or storing accounting related documents
  • Distribute and handle daily mail, chargebacks, etc.
  • Monitor bank account balances
  • Order supplies for department
  • Assist the accounting department employees as needed or any other assigned duties deemed necessary by supervisor

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Understanding of accounting
  • Strong computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel and Word
  • Ability to multitask, problem-solve and think logically
  • Willingness to learn and take direction
  • Ability to communicate effectively with personnel and customers at all discipline levels, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work as a team player in a deadline driven environment with accuracy and organization
  • Maintain a courteous and professional manner with co-workers, customers and public

Preferred Experience:

  • Two or more years of accounts payable related experience
  • Experience with M3 Accounting System
  • Experience with QuickBooks
  • Some accounting education or work experience

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to walk, bend, stoop, kneel, push and pull
  • Vision is required to analyze and process various forms and documents utilized within the framework of performing assigned tasks
  • Hearing is required to adequately perform telecommunications functions
  • Ability to verbally communicate clearly with co- workers
  • Ability to operate a 10-key calculator, computer key board, and view a computer monitor screen

Charlestowne Hotels offers competitive compensation and benefits! Charlestowne Hotels is an Equal Opportunity Employer, uses Everify, and conducts pre-employment background screenings.

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