Do numbers make your heart glow? Does analyzing, computing, and making sure numbers match things that get you pumped up? If so, one of the many Accounting careers at Lewis might be the ideal role for you!
Accountants and Accounting Clerks spend their day managing budgets, organizing reports, reconciling numbers, paying bills and tracking transactions. But they also work with and lead teams of people and make a real-world impact at their company. They’re strong problem solvers with a creative thinking process.
Learn more about the accounting careers and salaries at Lewis to see if you’re a perfect fit!
Types of Accounting Jobs
At Lewis, you can choose your Accounting career path. We offer positions in the Inventory Group, Accounts Payable, Family Office and other teams. But we also believe that there’s always room to grow!
Accountant – Inventory Group
An inventory accountant manages the assets of a company or individual. They report to the Accounting Supervisor for Projects In-Development.
In this role, you’ll spend your time assisting with real estate sales calculations and cost allocations. You’ll also prepare transaction summaries for the management team. For these tasks, a strong knowledge of preparing work papers is required.
Every month, you’ll manage various billings and reconciliations for the accounts. Ad-hoc analyses and reports will be under your direction as well.
Accountant – Family Office
A family office accountant takes charge of multiple business and individual accounts. They report to the Family Office Accounting Manager, working at the corporate office.
At Lewis, you will be responsible for the bank and investment accounts of several trusts, companies, and individuals. Your main tasks will be performing monthly reconciliations for their accounts. Preparing various ad-hoc analyses and client reports is a vital part of the job. Every week, you’ll review invoices, checks, and cash reports for your clients. Making deposits and keeping an organized, up-to-date filing system will be essential to making your day-to-day work productive and effective.
Room to Grow
Although you may start at Lewis as an Accounting Clerk, there are always opportunities to move up or around. You might move into an Accountant role or a role within Payroll or Tax, or the Finance team. Remember, Accounting touches just about every part of the company and its business, so in many respects the career opportunities are plentiful.
The ideal individual has a background in Accounting, with a related degree and two to three years of experience, or more. Given that Microsoft Excel is used so much in Accounting, having good skills with it are essential. While not required, some experience with QuickBooks will be helpful!
As for soft skills, communication is at the top–inside and outside the organization. You will be communicating not just with your co-workers in Accounting, but with other departments, leaders and outside business partners. Written and verbal communication skills are essential for successful teamwork and client liaisons. Organization skills, time management, and prioritizing tasks are crucial for the best accounting careers.
Accounting Jobs Benefits
We aspire to hire and maintain healthy and happy employees. At Lewis, you’ll receive a competitive salary with potential bonuses, but that’s not all. Our Training and development programs get you ready for your new career and for your future with Lewis. We’re not joking when we say the Lewis training plans are the best in the industry. Our dynamic Promote-from-within culture is evidence of that.
Every position includes some amazing health benefits. You’ll get full insurance coverage, including a variety of medical, dental, and vision plans. Wellness programs and health fairs will provide you with vital wellbeing information.
On top of that, all employees get 15 days of Personal Time Off (PTO), paid, of course. Don’t want to use them? That’s fine! You can also enjoy unlimited accrual of PTO.
We match all 401K and retirement plan contributions and cover comprehensive life insurance. Savings are essential, and we take that seriously. We also offer Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).
Now, do you want to know the really great perks? Employees get discounts on Lewis apartment rentals and at local Lewis shopping centers. We also love team bonding time, so you’ll have plenty of company event invitations!
Accounting Jobs Salary
Accountant salaries can range based on location, experience and seniority level. The average salary hovers around $50,000, not factoring in annual bonuses. But typically, the amount will range between $40,000 and $60,000 a year.
The hourly wage for an Accounting Clerk starts at $20 per hour, while an Accountant role at Lewis starts at $25 – $26 an hour, or a bit more. Experience, education, and qualifications will be considered when offering a salary.
Reasons to Choose Lewis
If the competitive salary and employee benefits didn’t convince you, our commitment to education will. We offer full training for all newly hired employees, so you’ll know what to do from day one. No confusion or vague directions here!
We also believe in education and employee development. That’s why we offer free training courses at Lewis University. All our staff has access to these educational events! The best accounting jobs invest in their employees from day one.
Hiring from within is our first plan of action. If you find a better-suited opportunity somewhere else in our company, don’t hesitate to apply. We want our employees to use their strengths and abilities as best as they can.
A strong family work culture is important to us. We work hard, but we make sure to play hard too. We plan multiple employee events throughout the year. It gives us a chance to bond with co-workers and build that family trust!
Do you have a degree but lack experience? We don’t think that should prevent you from getting your foot in the door. Our college recruitment events are the perfect opportunity for those with short work histories. We care more about talent, motivation, and thirst for success!
Philanthropy is at the heart of what we do. Our success should mean our community’s success as well. When you join Lewis, you know that you’re working with a company that cares about their neighborhood.
Start Your Dream Career Today!
If you’ve ever dreamed of working at a family-founded company with big dreams and even bigger opportunities, Lewis is the place for you. Our accounting jobs offer a competitive salary, plenty of benefits, and room to grow!
A company that invests in its employees and has achievable and definite plans for the future. That’s the Lewis Group of Companies’ preferred method of operating.
We invite you to check out our new jobs and apply for your dream career today. We can’t wait to meet you!
David Draper is the Director of Talent Acquisition for the Lewis Group of Companies. David is proud to be a part of a successful, stable, and winning team dedicated to its projects, its people and its community. Follow David on Twitter @LewisRecruits.