• Full Time
  • Irvine
  • This position has been filled

This client is a PE owned firm that is a manufacturer and a service provider to large retail companies.

Reports to the Controller so this will lead to an Accounting Manager then Asst. Controller.

Location:  Lake Forest

Salary: 80-95 DOE

Why open:  Upgraded role due to departure.  CPA

 

 

ROLE SUMMARY

The Senior Accountant role reports to the Global Controller, and interacts and functions cooperatively with all branches, and all levels of the organization. The Senior Accountant position performs highly responsible professional accounting work, including, but not limited to, the preparation and posting of journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations and analysis, maintenance and implementation of accounting policies and conventions, financial statement reviews, and maintenance and implementing of internal controls.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

General Ledger

  • Maintain accounting records in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
  • Assist with month end close process, including:
    • Preparation and posting journal entries.
    • Reconciliation and analysis of general ledger accounts.
    • Trend and fluctuation analysis.
    • Financial statement review.
  • Maintain accounting schedules, including deferred dent, deferred revenue, and others.
  • Provide guidance to accounts payable group regarding proper coding of invoices (e.g., general ledger account, department, etc.).
  • Additional duties as needed.

 

Accounting Estimates

  • Analyze historical data, assess current operating conditions, maintain key metrics, and apply professional judgment to determine accounting estimates, including:
    • Allowance for doubtful accounts
    • Excess and obsolete inventory allowance
    • Capitalized freight
    • Warranty obligations

 

Payroll and Employee Benefits

  • Prepare payroll journal entries for all business units
  • Calculate sales commissions
  • Cost allocations for employee benefits
  • Incentive compensation calculations

 

Fixed Assets

  • Maintain fixed assets registers, including additions, disposals, and calculation of depreciation.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of a capital expenditure requisition process.
  • Assist in the selection and implementation of a fixed asset software application.

 

Intercompany Transactions

  • Prepare shared services cost recharges and transfer pricing charges.
  • Reconcile intercompany payable, receivable, investment, and equity accounts.
  • Assist with consolidation and eliminations.

Financial Reporting, Compliance, and Audits

  • Assist with preparation of internal financial reports.
  • Assist with preparing external financial reports.
  • Assist with other financial reporting.
  • Prepare schedules and documentation for various external audits and other assurance engagements.
  • Manage external audit and assurance engagements request lists.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

BA/BS degree in Accounting required.

Minimum 2 years in public accounting for globally or nationally recognized accounting firms required.

Minimum 3 years of overall professional accounting experience.

CPA or MBA is highly desirable.