Accounting Representative - San Diego, CA

The Accountant roles are responsible for performing monthly corporate accounting functions including journal entries, account reconciliations, variance analysis and preparation of monthly reporting.



PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



Accountant: Level 1



  • Initiate and process journal entries into various accounts

  • Record, classify and summarize financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles

  • Reconcile general ledger accounts and resolve differences

  • Operate various software applications, such as spreadsheets, databases, Lawson GL and MGMT3D reporting package to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports

  • Appraise controls and make recommendations for improvement in processes and procedures

  • Interact with all levels of the organization with the ability to support request for information and explain accounting transactions

  • Review financial statements and other documents for revisions, as assigned

  • All other duties as assigned



Accountant: Level 2


In addition to all tasks associated with Accountant: Level 1:



  • Analyzes accounting issues and resolves discrepancies

  • Create and analyze monthly financial reports to be used internally by senior management team to develop business strategies and budgets

  • Develop working relationships with operating regions/departments to foster an in-depth understanding of the monthly financial statements at the district/department level

  • Prepare ad hoc reporting as needed



Accountant: Senior


In addition to all tasks associated with Accountant: Level 2:



  • Prepare the monthly executive reporting package and associated financial analysis provided to senior management

  • Responsible for knowledge and maintenance of internal controls in assigned areas

  • Participate in the interim and year-end external audit activities ensuring timely and complete preparation of the required schedules and reports

  • Lead the development of financial reports in MGMT3D as requested by the business

  • Assist with system implementations and related testing

  • Collaborate with the team and other departments in the organization on accounting initiatives



These job descriptions in no way state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in one of these positions.

It is not intended to give all details or a step-by-step account of the way each procedure or task is performed.

The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.



REQUIRED EXPERIENCE



  • Accountant: Level 1

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

    • 0 - 1 years Accounting experience

    • CPA or CPA candidate





  • Accountant: Level 2

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

    • Minimum 1 - 3 years Accounting experience is preferred

    • CPA or CPA candidate





  • Accountant: Senior

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

    • 3 - 5 years' experience in accounting

    • Public accounting experience preferred

    • CPA preferred





REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES



  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data including an understanding of the basic financial statements

  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office Suite (Excel, Access and Word)

  • Problem solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to perform under time constraints

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Knowledge and experience in Lawson GL helpful, but not required

  • Ability to handle multiple projects


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