Staff Accountant

Location: West Palm Beach

Company: Tropical Shipping

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Florida

Job Category: Accounting

Publish Date: March 5, 2020

Company Description: Tropical has been rated as "best place to work" in the shipping industry for 10 years in a row. Employees enjoy our team spirit & work ethic and many have been with us for as long as 30 years. From those in the office to the team loading docks and conducting ship work, Tropical employees across the US, Canada, Bahamas and Caribbean reflect both the local communities we serve and the people with whom we do business. We see diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, and competitive advantage. We hire great people and our teams feel a lot like family. Together we do outstanding work and we enjoy a fun healthy work life balance.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Tropical Shipping

Responsible for analyzing financial information and records within Accounting General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Purchasing. Prepares/reviews journal entries, internal & external reports and account reconciliations. Assists with internal & external audits. Assists in the development, documentation and implementation of operating policies and procedure supporting accounting control requirements.

To apply for this job please visit hrwppb06v.trophq.tropical.com.


Performs analysis of expenditures in the ports. Communicates with agents and port personnel to determine necessary accruals, creation of accruals and review of financial statements for reasonableness. Responsibilities also require a thorough understanding of PeopleSoft General Ledger and Accounts Payable as well as TLink.
Works with agents and port personnel to settle commissions, verify expenses and other pertinent accounting matters on a monthly basis. Uses knowledge of agency agreements, TLink, RSAP and other company financial systems to perform complete analysis.
Prepares external government reports accurately and completely. Maintains a thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations for assigned jurisdictions, both foreign and domestic.
Performs reconciliation of balance sheets accounts as assigned. Reviews all balance sheet transactions and reconciles differences.
Completes short term project work (i.e. reports and account analysis) as requested.
Performs all other duties as assigned duties.


EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
EXPERIENCE: Three to five years accounting experience.
LICENSE: Valid Local Driver's License
PHYSICAL: Office Environment - Manual dexterity to perform repetitive motion tasks on computer. Ability to bend or stoop to retrieve lower shelf files. Ability to reach overhead to retrieve upper shelf files. Ability to sit 1/3 - 2/3 of day. Ability to work on feet for 1/3 - 2/3 day.

(Education and experience minimums can be substituted with any equivalent combination of training and experience)