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Bookkeeper - Gainesville, GA

Bookkeeper - Gainesville, GA

Rushton, one of Northeast Georgia’s largest and most respected accounting firms in the region, is seeking a Bookkeeper in our growing Client Accounting Services Division. 

We offer career progression and growth opportunities, parental leave and a full benefits package.  We have a fun, collaborative work environment with advanced technology systems and equipment.  We take work/life balance seriously with business casual and “dress for your day”, paid time off, and community involvement.  The success of Rushton can be directly attributed to the firm’s employees.  We make substantial investments in hiring, developing and retaining our employees.  We have been recognized in our community involvement and company culture, including being named one of Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For, Best of Hall County, and Small Business of the Year.


The Bookkeeper is responsible for providing exceptional support for our clients.  Using prior experience, training and education, the ideal candidate will demonstrate effective communication and work directly with clients and other Rushton team members to resolve challenges and improve internal and client processes.  The Bookkeeper performs a variety of professional accounting tasks in maintaining accounting records and providing bookkeeping and payroll services for Rushton clients.



  • Assist clients in performance of accounts receivable and payable functions
  • Reconcile bank and credit card accounts; prepare journal entries and cash disbursement records for entry in to appropriate systems
  • Analyze and summarize client information to prepare financial reports
  • Prepare sales and use tax returns
  • Interact with client staff to gain information, documents and data necessary to complete assigned tasks
  • Educate and train clients in proper accounting techniques
  • Assist clients with accounting functions remotely and at clients’ offices when necessary
  • Communicate client issues to supervisor, manager, or partner on the job
  • Communicate with clients and clients’ contacts including payroll companies, banks and vendors
  • Assist and orient other firm staff members as needed in job preparation
  • Develop individualized systems & relationships with clients based upon clients’ needs
  • Cross-train and assist Payroll Specialist with processing payroll, preparing federal and state payroll tax deposits, preparing monthly and quarterly tax reporting/filing (941)
  • Prepare W-2s and 1099s
  • Must be able to travel to local clients as needed
  • Other special projects/tasks as required



  • Detail oriented and improvement focused
  • Ability to quickly learn various cloud-based and in-house software solutions
  • Flexibility to change direction frequently between tasks and between different clients; ability to prioritize
  • Solid organizational skills & ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on detail
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to recognize and protect confidential and sensitive information and exercise strict discretion when disseminating or sharing information
  • Positive energy and professionalism on a daily basis
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence and the ability to adjust style for the recipient/client
  • Provide “5 Star Service” to clients and co-workers



  • 2-5 years of bookkeeping experience
  • Experience with Accounting CS preferred but not required
  • QuickBooks experience required
  • Ability to adjust schedule based on peak workload times in the department
  • Advanced MS Suite skills including Word, Excel and Outlook. Comfort and experience with workflow software systems
  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience

Our hiring decisions are based as much on strong ethics and moral character as on intelligence and professional training.

We are proud to offer our employees a competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package. If you have the education, leadership skills and the technical know-how we are seeking, please submit your resume for consideration.

Rushton is located in Gainesville, Georgia just 45 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. Celebrating 40 years in business, the firm is one of Northeast Georgia's largest and most respected accounting firms representing clients throughout the region. With a staff of more than 45 professionals, Rushton has broad expertise ranging from standard tax planning and preparation to sophisticated management advisory services and consulting. Though we are a large local firm, we thrive on developing personal, long-term relationships with every client.

Our firm believes strongly in family values and works together to provide opportunities for a healthy work and home relationship. We offer a tremendous growth opportunity for aspiring staff members seeking to grow themselves personally and professionally. We offer a great work environment and outstanding quality of life in Gainesville, the county seat for Hall County and the financial center of Northeast Georgia. The area's beauty -- in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and on the shores of 38,000-acre Lake Lanier -- is matched by a vibrant business, cultural and entertainment environment.


To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Frankie Capparelli, Talent Development Manager at