Senior Accountant

Date Posted
2/26/2019
Location
Irvine, CA
Salary Range
48,000.00 USD - 52,000.00 USD

Overview

The Sr. Accountant position is accountable for recording the cost of newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, accounting for the disposition of fixed assets, month-end closing, general accounting operation, creating and verifying journal entries, providing technical support and ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of accounting tasks.

DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL

  • Ensures that fixed assets at all locations are properly labeled and accounted for
  • Records of fixed asset acquisitions and disposals in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Maintains accurate and detailed depreciation schedules
  • Conducts on-site physical inventory (travel necessary) as part of internal controls as well as accompanying outside auditors during inventory counts
  • Must clearly and effectively communicate company policies regarding the accounting treatment of fixed assets within the accounting department as well as other departments and upper management
  • Produces monthly, quarterly and annual fixed asset roll forward schedules
  • Monthly reconciliation of fixed assets sub-ledger to GL accounts
  • Ability to research use tax laws of various states and ensure proper recording and treatment
  • Annual property tax filings for all locations in multiple states
  • Will be the lead contact in the case of property tax audits
  • Provides necessary information to 3rd party tax preparers on a timely basis
  • Produces forward looking CapEx and depreciation expense estimates
  • Must be familiar with various GAAP depreciation methods and produces what-if comparison analysis of the different methods
  • Maintains accurate construction in progress schedule
  • During month, quarterly and annual close may be asked to assist with the reconciliation of other balance sheet accounts
  • Works closely with construction management team as well as store personnel
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Maintains inventory controls and assists in counting of physical inventory by applying labels to each asset and conducting inventory counts
  • Responsible for Month End closing processes and reconciliations
  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile GL and accounts payable
  • Participate in financial standards setting
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Ad hoc reporting as required

NON-ESSENTIAL

  • Maintains high ethical standards in the work place.
  • Complies and maintains confidentiality of all company policies and procedure
  • Seeks constant improvement or more efficient and less expensive ways and means in department work processes.
  • Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow.
  • Follows up to complete any assigned work.
  • Maintains good communication with executive management, office staff members and outside contacts.
  • Complies and maintains confidentiality of all company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working area.

Competency:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Friendly, out-going disposition.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Presents numerical data effectively;
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes tasks correctly and on time; supports Company’s goals and values.
  • Adaptability - Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Displays willingness to make decisions. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in Excel and able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in Excel and able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • Previous experience with GP (fixed assets module specifically) preferred
  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience
  • Proven working experience as an Accountant for 3-5 years
  • Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and databases
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data
  • Proven knowledge of GAAP, practices, standards, laws and regulations
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to direct and supervise

Language Ability:

Ability to effectively communicate with management in both Japanese and English. Ability to interact with all levels of management.

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