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Staff Accountant

Location : Oxnard, CA (on-site)
Job Type : Direct
Compensation : 36.00 - 52.00 USD/HOUR
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

SUMMARY:


Super successful large machine company is seeking a new 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, Staff Accountant 3 performs complex accounting activities and financial analyses.


· 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


· 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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