Senior Accountant

Location: Irvine, CA
Date Posted: 12-01-2017
The Senior Accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information and prepare financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for assigned offices/divisions.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage the month end closing process and monthly forecasts as applicable. Prepare journal entries with proper supporting documentation. Ensure all deadlines are met. Analyze for discrepancies and solve or escalate any issue which may arise.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording of revenue and expenses.  Uses knowledge of accounting principles/GAAP as well as understanding of business operations to determine appropriateness of transactions. Proactively investigate and resolve discrepancies. Research and explain account fluctuations.
  • Independently prepare draft financial statements and financial management reports in conformity with GAAP and company accounting policy. Analyze fluctuations in revenue, expenses and margins and provide explanations for variances.  Design financial reports and collaborate with other teams to implement needs. Make recommendations to Controller for streamlining of and improvement to reports.
  • Perform detailed review and analysis of all balance sheet accounts and prepare reconciliations for month, quarter and year end. Proactively identify issues and resolve and bring to the Controller’s attention when necessary.
  • Perform detailed review and analysis of information obtained from internal customers and divisional management and ensures compliance with internal control policies.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with Operations. Provide guidance and direction to Operations on accounting policies and procedures. Work closely with Corporate Accounting and the other Marketing divisions. Train and supervise the Staff Accountant I role (where applicable).
  • Record and reconcile all inter-company transactions. Work closely with the Staff Accountants from the other divisions to ensure balances net out to zero company-wide at month end.   

Minimum Qualifications
The following are the minimum job-related qualifications;
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in private industry or a combination of public/private
  • CPA or CPA in process preferred, or commensurate on the job experience
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Excellent time-management skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple projects and meet assigned deadlines
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as attention to detail
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal direction from manager to accomplish objectives
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and accounting theory
  • Intermediate to advanced PC skills, including a strong understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Must present a professional image and be able to represent the company in a professional manner
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