Urban Science

Accounting Associate

Location MX-Mexico City
Posted Date 1 week ago(2/14/2018 4:18 PM)
Job ID
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Accounting and Finance

Overview and Summary

Urban Science is a business-solutions company focused on supporting the needs of the sales and marketing function of the automotive industry. We leverage a scientific methodology to help our client partners sell more vehicles, improve profitability and increase customer loyalty. And we do that by helping solve their toughest challenges including planning an optimal dealership network, improving individual dealer performance and efficiently converting sales leads into sales. In short, we guide business through science—and we’ve been doing this since 1977.


Under supervision, the Accounting Associate will support various aspects for the Financial Analysis and Planning team. This role is responsible for recording financial data for the use in maintaining day-to-day accounting and statistical records.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Balance bank statements.
  • Generate journal entries and account reconciliations. 
  • Generate customer invoices.
  • Generate payments to vendors.
  • Generate job costing reports.
  • Financial analysis including determining P/S and year end P/R accruals.
  • Report generation in Financial package, Excel and Jet Reports.
  • Analyze, review, and advise management regarding processes and activities.
  • Works with manager in completing own annual goal setting and performance review in a timely manner.
  • Works with manager to prioritize other duties as assigned.

Qualifications - Education and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong basic math skills. 
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills required; including pivot tables and advanced formulas such as VLOOKUP and conditional formatting.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English and the local language.
  • Verbal Communication: Requires the ability to compose and verbally deliver information of varying levels, using appropriate grammar, tone, inflection and non-verbal cues, while also listening to and correctly deciphering verbal communication delivered by others.
  • Written Communication: Requires the ability and capacity to communicate ideas, facts and data in writing using appropriate grammar, syntax and sentence structure.
  • Analytical Thinking: Requires the ability to understand a situation by breaking it apart into smaller pieces, and/or tracing the implications of a situation in a step-by-step causal way.
  • Results Oriented: Requires the ability to strive for optimal results by taking responsibility for timeliness, commitment to task and adherence to performance standards.
  • Ethics & Integrity: Requires the ability to behave in a trustworthy & transparent manner.
  • Teamwork & Cooperation: Requires the ability to work cooperatively with others and be part of a team.
  • Information Seeking: Requires the drive to gain a deeper understanding of work related issues or events by making a concerted effort to gather information and seek out development opportunities.
  • Initiative: Requires the drive to go above and beyond in order to improve or enhance job results.
  • Quality Control: Requires the ability to monitor and check work related information and deliverables ensuring high quality and accuracy.
  • Customer Service: Requires the ability to understand and help/assist both internal and external customers and meet their needs.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Requires the ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations, individuals or groups, as well as understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives.
  • Organizational Commitment: Requires the ability and willingness to align his/her own behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.
  • Relationship Building: Requires the ability to effectively build and maintain friendly, warm relationships or networks of contacts with clients/customers. 
  • Time Management: Demonstrated ability to prioritize competing demands and manage multiple concurrent tasks is required.

Must possess a combination of education and experience as follows:

  • Must hold a minimum of an Associates degree with focus in accounting or finance from an accredited U.S. college or university, or equivalent foreign institution. 
  • Prefer a Baccalaureate degree with focus in accounting or finance from an accredited U.S. college or university, or equivalent foreign institution. 
  • 2 – 3 years of working experience in accounting / finance.

Accounting Certificate preferred


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is NOT an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified. The job may require additional hours beyond the normal 40-hour workweek.



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