Accounting Assistant

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Job description

Prima Express Inc., a trucking company based in Illinois, is seeking a skilled and experienced Accounting Assistant to join our team. In this role, you will assist with various accounting functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. You may also be required to support front desk duties as needed.

  • Prima Express Inc.
  • Joliet, IL
  • Full-time
  • Competitive pay based on experience

What we offer:

Comprehensive Benefits Package which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Supplemental and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

Schedule: 8-hour shifts, Monday to Friday

Join our team and enjoy a fulfilling role with competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package. Apply today to be part of our growing company!


  • Maintain an up-to-date billing system
  • Generate and transmit invoices
  • Perform account reconciliations
  • Investigate and resolve late payments
  • Initiate collection efforts
  • Process accounts payable invoices, including obtaining necessary approvals, inputting data into the system, and ensuring timely payments according to credit terms
  • Respond to vendor inquiries regarding accounts payable
  • Audit and process credit card bills
  • Reconcile vendor statements and resolve any discrepancies
  • Maintain accurate and thorough documentation in accordance with company policies and accounting practices
  • Input accounts payable and carrier settlement invoices on a daily basis
  • Assist with the payroll process for drivers, office staff, and mechanics, ensuring accuracy and compliance with necessary approvals and documentation
  • Analyze weekly driver minimums and facilitate review and approval
  • Assist with month-end closing
  • Serve as a backup for front desk responsibilities, including answering calls and managing inquiries
  • Support other projects as assigned


  • Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes tasks and manages time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Professionalism: Treats others with respect, fulfills commitments
  • Strong knowledge of diesel engines, transmissions, and other truck components.
  • Quality: Ensures accuracy and thoroughness in work
  • Quantity: Completes work efficiently, strives for productivity
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes and unexpected events
  • Dependability: Follows instructions, meets deadlines
  • Initiative: Seeks and offers help, takes advantage of opportunities
  • Innovation: Finds resourceful solutions, develops creative ideas


  • Must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed above