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Senior Staff Accountant

Location : Oxnard, CA (on-site)
Job Type : Direct
Compensation : 36.00 - 52.00 USD/HOUR
Hours : Full Time

Job Description :

An extremely successful large machine company is seeking a new Senior Staff Accountant.  The role will provide financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data and preparing reports for companies. Utilizing hands-on accounting experience and an in-depth understanding of accounting principles and company practices, the position performs complex accounting activities and financial analyses. Other responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing complex financial reports and records.

  • Making recommendations based on analysis and status of reserves, assets and expenditures.

  • Reviewing journal entries of junior accountants to ensure accuracy.

  • Training and mentoring junior staff.

  • Performing variance analyses and preparing account reconciliations.

  • Assisting with financial and tax audits.

  • Documenting and monitoring internal controls in support of auditing team.

  • Coordinating more complex accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting and finance team or with other departments.

  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.

  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information.

  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.

  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet account schedules, and other reports.

  • Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents.

  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.

  • Guides clerical staff in Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable by coordinating activities and answering questions.

  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.

  • Secures financial information by completing data base backups.

  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.

  • Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.

  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.

  • Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.

  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.

  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results.

  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.

  • Audits contracts, purchase orders, and advises changes as per accounting principles to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement.

  • Responsible for monthly and year-end closing of the general ledger including preparation of journal entries.

  • Responsible for maintaining ERP accounting system, backup control, and scanning of computer-generated reports and statements.

  • May lead and coordinate activities of other lower level accountants, and or clerical workers performing accounting tasks. Assists the Manager in training of Staff Accountant 1 and 2.

  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliation for all accounts; verifies accuracy of bank statements and resolves questions or problems; maintains integrity of cash balances and cash flow systems.

  • Responsible for review/auditing of payroll.

  • Maintains fixed asset records and control; determines depreciation terms/rates to apply to capitalized items; prepares quarterly use tax and annual property tax returns for review by Manager.

  • Assist the Manager in coordination of audits and preparation of schedules and documents for outside auditors.

  • Maintains other accounts and performs other accounting duties as required or as requested by the Manager.

  • Review accuracy of accounts payable/receivables miscellaneous invoices prepared for payment.

  • Review general ledger account coding assigned to Purchase Orders and each miscellaneous invoice from vendors.

  • Review accuracy of credit memos prepared for customers.

  • Assist accounts payable and receivable staff in problems resolution.

  • Employees are expected to follow instructions, procedures and to escalate any issue impacting workflow, quality, etc. Additionally, there are high value items

Required Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications

  • Senior Staff Accountant 3 must demonstrate expert knowledge of accounting principles and familiarity with GAAP, as well as an ability to grasp company financial policies and protocols.

  • Highly detail-oriented and organized.

  • Knowledge of Corporate Finance.

  • Solid research and reporting skills.

  • Experienced with SFAS rules.

  • Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines.

  • High level of confidentiality.

  • Data entry skills.

  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees.

  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Familiarity with SAP ERP systems.

  • Employees must exhibit honesty and integrity as well as demonstrate adherence to rules, procedures and policies.

Desired Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license

Skills :
Accountant CPA ERP GAAP
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