Persistent Systems

  • Accounting Assistant

    Job Location US-NY-New York
  • Job Description & Responsibilities

    We’re looking for an Accounting Assistant with a keen interest in Accounting and experience processing accounts payable (AP) and receivable (AR). You will join our rapidly growing team at Persistent Systems’ New York City headquarters and help to support the successful operation of the company’s Accounting function. This includes efficiently performing AP/AR responsibilities and maintaining a general ledger. You will also be involved in inventory accounting, compliance reviews, and ensuring accounting procedures are adhered to and well-documented. This role reports to the company’s Accounting Manager.



    • Performing general AP functions including checking, verifying and processing invoices, entering accounts payable data, and maintaining vendor files. Using strong analytical skills to ensure payments are posted to correct balance sheet accounts and that they roll up into the correct expense classification.
    • Performing general AR functions including the preparation of customer invoices, receiving and posting payments as maintaining customer files
    • Developing and adhering to strong internal control structure and procedures. Drafting recommendations for new and necessary controls for review by the Accounting Manager and Controller.
    • Assuming responsibility for inventory accounting including valuation, reconciliation and all accounting entries and adjustments
    • Performing compliance reviews of expense reports, in addition to processing. Providing recommendations for report policy updates.
    • Modifying and documenting accounting procedures for understanding, backup and cross-training
    • Handling client matters with strict confidentiality at all times
    • Handling ad hoc project requests to analyze financial information and find cost reduction opportunities

    Job Qualifications & Experience


    • Associate's degree in Accounting or related
    • 1+ years of bookkeeping experience or related
    • Experience in accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR)
    • Experience with QuickBooks
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
    • Must have a United States Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a United States Security Clearance



    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
    • Experience with Concur

    Company Overview

    Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture,  Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.


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