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The staff accountant maintains a fixed asset account including updating asset ledgers and ascertaining company records are in compliance with GAAP. They need to be informed of SOX compliance and keep current with regulations. The Staff Accountant usually reports to the Accounting Manager and/or Senior Accountant. Strong accounting software skills are needed. This individual must be detail oriented and an good communicator – both written and verbal. A Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance is usually required. CPA Candidacy, or CPA designation is preferred many times.