Senior Accountant

Location: Irvine, CA
Date Posted: 09-07-2018
Our client is seeking a Senior Accountant to be 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.  They are part of a collaborative team environment focused on the monthly close and forecast, working with the general ledger, financial reporting, balance sheet and internal controls.
 
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.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Regularly communicate with Business Operations to gain insight into upcoming activities and understand the impact.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording of revenue and expenses for assigned departments/ businesses.
  • Prepare revenue accruals and other recurring and non-recurring journal entries for the monthly close cycle in accordance with GAAP.
  • Proactively investigate and resolve discrepancies. Research and explain account fluctuations.
  • Participate in monthly forecast process assisting with fluctuation analysis (e.g. current month vs budget vs prior forecast and vs prior year).
  • 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 intercompany transactions. Work closely with the Staff Accountants from the other divisions to ensure balances net out to zero companywide at month end.  
 
Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3-5 years in private industry or combined public/ private industry experience
  • CPA or CPA in process preferred
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables, V-lookups and strong keyboard commands
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web-browsers. 
                                                          
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
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX experience a plus
  • 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
 
 
CRAIG ALBIN | PARTNER | LOGIC CONSULTING GROUP
Interim & Consulting Practice | Serving OC & LA County
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