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Staff Accountant - Gainesville, GA

Staff Accountant - Gainesville, GA

If you are looking for a highly respected firm that has deep roots within the community, builds strong relationships with their clients and is awarded best in their community for multiple years, then Rushton is the place for you. Rushton is one of Northeast Georgia’s largest and most respected accounting firms in the region for over 40 years and is seeking an Staff Accountant in our growing Client Accounting Services department.
The selected individual will be provided an opportunity to help our clients grow their businesses while working with a team of professionals who share in the same goals. You will work in a professional environment with state-of-the-art business development tools and be provided training that will allow you to continually grow your career! Within our fully renovated building, our teams are highly trained, educated and closely work with our clients to know their businesses well. Our professionals encounter new assignments that provide opportunities to learn, grow and understand how businesses operate from all levels and perspectives.

The Staff Accountant 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. 


  • Reconciles accounts receivable & accounts payable, bank accounts and inventory sub ledgers. 
  • Understands and is able to prepare payroll setup, submission, review and journal entries. 
  • Calculates commissions, bonuses, etc. 
  • Tracks fixed assets and computes depreciation. 
  • Assists CAS client team in the preparation of  financial statements.
  • Downloading/entry of revenues/expenses from banks and/or 3rd party applications and review for accuracy. 
  • Completes analysis projects as requested.
  • Prepares sales tax returns, payroll tax returns, and property tax returns. 
  • Works accurately and efficiently with minimal supervision, while still meeting budgets and deadlines.
  • Handles all types of client engagements efficiently, timely and professionally.



  • 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 experience in relevant field
  • Experience with Accounting CS preferred but not required
  • QuickBooks experience required (Online and/or Desktop)
  • experience preferred
  • 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
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience required


We are proud to offer our employees a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, including 401(K), 401(K) matching, Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Unlimited PTO, personal financial planning services from our in-house financial planner. In search of obtaining your CPA license? - Look no further - we have a program you do not want to miss out on!

Rushton is in Gainesville, Georgia just 45 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. Celebrating our 40th year in business, the firm is one of Northeast Georgia's largest and most respected accounting firms representing clients throughout the region. We are proud winners of Best of Hall for the past three years, Top 500 Firms in 2022, Best Firms to Work For and named Best Firms for Young Accountants in 2022 by accountingTODAY!  With a staff of more than 50 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. Our hiring decisions are based as much on strong ethics and moral character as on intelligence and professional training. We take work/life balance seriously, with business casual, Friday's off in the summer months, “dress for your day”, unlimited PTO, 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 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. If you have audit experience, leadership skills and the technical know-how we are seeking, please submit your resume for consideration.

Take the career leap - we will catch you with open arms!


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