Accountant I

Accounting Birmingham, Michigan


Position:  Accountant I

Description:  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general ledger accounting, financial reporting, monthly analysis, and fixed assets maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities (May include but not limited to)

  • Responsible for daily cash reconciliations and addressing outstanding/missing transactions
  • Prepare month end journal entries
  • Prepare accruals as necessary for revenue and cost of sales
  • Prepare and analyze monthly reconciliations for multiple entities
  • Provide variance explanations by analyzing and summarizing P&L by OEM monthly
  • Assist Treasury with monthly cash flow forecast by reviewing weekly activity
  • Coordinates and collaborates with other departments as needed
  • Assist in identifying issues to refine and reduce monthly close times
  • Assist in annual audit

Position Competencies

  • Ability to follow up and strong organizational skills a must
  • Work product requires a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse group of individuals
  • Decision making skills with the ability to know when to obtain assistance
  • Ability to function as a team player
  • Self-starter and ability to take on tasks with minimal guidance 

Direct Report/Supervision

Receives direction from Assistant Controller and Senior Accountant.  Must be disciplined and self-motivated to work with minimal guidance and supervision to meet corporate objectives and deadlines.

Required Education/Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft tools particularly Excel
  • NetSuite ERP experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work and set priorities to meet deadlines while working independently
  • Professional demeanor displaying ethical conduct and integrity


The position is based at the Shift Digital Headquarters in Birmingham, Michigan.