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Accountant - Jacksonville, FL - (hybrid)

Date: May 8, 2022

Location: Jacksonville, FL, US, 32256

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Accounting team at our Jacksonville, Florida location. 


The purpose of the Accountant position is to analyze accounting information, verify accounting and financial documents, and prepare accounting reports to determine and maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, or other accounting and financial activities within the organization. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare, analyze, and reconcile general ledger accounts: cash, prepaids, accruals, fixed assets, leases, commissions, rebates, and other accounting areas as applicable.
  • Compute sales and use taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid properly and on time.
  • Provide competent responses to auditors and actively participate in auditing activities such as SOX controls, financial and tax audits, and statutory government audits, when applicable.
  • Assess financial operations and make best practices recommendations to management.
  • Prepare and review accruals with Plant and Site Management.
  • Apply professional standards such as the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and regulations, and financial standards at the local level, when applicable.
  • Prepare written reports and participate in meetings with business managers, internal business partners, or other internal customers.
  • Performing other administration, functional, and technical tasks as assigned by management.
  • Ensure that financial records are accurate such that the organization is able to address and handle its financial obligations (budgetary and compliance) in a timely manner for efficient operations of the business.

Required Skills

  • 3 years of work experience in accounting or other relevant field preferred.
  • Must have proven transactional accounting and mathematical computation skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Advanced proficiency with Excel is a plus and experience using Access, Visio, and MS Project is preferred. 
  • Previous ERP experience is required.  Experience using SAP is preferred.
  • Must be able to apply general accounting concepts, knowledge, standards, and practices to include knowledge of US GAAP to the performance of job.
  • Must possess competent problem-solving and analytical skills with attention to details and the ability to deal with ambiguity and vagueness in reaching acceptable resolution and solutions.
  • Must be able to build and analyze key financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows.
  • Must be able to make sound judgment calls and informed decisions.
  • Must have effective communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal) and the ability to present clear, well-documented and understood findings and recommendations. 
  • A proficiency in the English language is essential.
  • Must have effective organization skills with a commitment to effectively managing time and work priorities. 
  • This position requires a keen focus on demonstrating reliable, completed staff work. 
  • Must be able to work independently and on teams within a fast paced/fluid environment.
  • Must be able to work extended hours during periods at certain times such as monthly and quarterly close process, end of year budgeting.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Accounting or other related field of study from an accredited college/university.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville