Staff Accountant (16525)

San Diego, CA

Accounting

Description

Position Summary

Working under the supervision of the Accounting Manager and Director of Finance, the position will be responsible for a range of accounting duties supporting Company accounting operations and the month end close process.  Ideal candidates will have a strong accounting knowledge and will be able to be flexible to a variety of roles and responsibilities in a small accounting department supporting world-wide operations. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in the month end close process and financial reporting by preparing audit schedules, reconciliations, and entry of transactions into the accounting system.
  • Analyze general ledger accounts to identify trends and ensure entries are being booked correctly.
  • Coordinate the collection of information from other departments for information required in the month end close process with frequent follow ups if needed.
  • Provide as needed assistance to other accounting team members with a variety of tasks including customer invoicing, purchase order preparation, check printing, or administrative tasks.
  • Ensure that all entries are coded to the correct GL and dated appropriately.
  • Maintain internal controls and suggest improvements. 
  • Review unpaid invoicing reports to identify missed payments or rejected invoices, follow up with internal and external sources frequently to resolve issues. 
  • Assist operations departments in analyzing financial information needed to complete invoicing and improve productivity.
  • Compile data necessary for customer and governmental reporting requirements.
  • Prepare documents for external auditors.
  • Build and update financial models for review by the Director of Finance and executive management.

Other Job Functions: 

  • Analyze existing procedures and suggest improvements.
  • Interactions with customers via email and occasionally phone.
  • Willingness to assist with administrative level tasks as needed along with the aptitude to find solutions to more complex problems and tasks.

 

Qualifications

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting/Finance preferred

Experience Required:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in accounting or related field

Special Skills Required:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Must be comfortable emailing and speaking with internal departments and external customers/vendors.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at once.
  • Motivation to identify work that needs to be done without waiting for direction. 
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel. 
  • Experience with Dynamics GP or similar accounting systems.
  • Strong understanding of GAAP Accounting.  CPA would be a plus.
  • Experience with database systems, Power Query, or more advanced technical knowledge is a plus.
  • Some understanding of, or experience with international accounting standards and VAT is a plus.