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Staff Accountant

Industry: Communications

Location: West Los Angeles

Compensation: $55K – $60K + Discretionary Bonus

Contact: Rob Matheny

Growing data management and communications company, in business over 30 years, seeks an experienced Senior Accountant to assist in general accounting operations by compiling and verifying financial transactions. This newly-created role will require strong Excel skills including pivot tables and sumifs.

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for reconciling account balances, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close entries. The ideal candidate also has experience collaborating with a team of Accountants.

Other Responsibilities Include:

• Verify, allocate, post and reconcile intercompany/intracompany accounts payable and receivable
• Compile and submit multi-state sales/use tax returns
• Compile selected customer invoices and reconcile postage charges
• Maintain fixed asset records, including additions/disposals and monthly depreciation expense calculation
• Coordinate monthly physical inventory with Production staff, analyze quantity variances
• Compile monthly general ledger reconciliation reports
• Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
• Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
• Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and accuracy
• Provide technical support and advice
• Participate in forecast process
• Assist with internal audits and sales/use tax audits
• Support month-end and year-end close process
• Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
• Liaise with our Assistant Controller and Accounting Manager to improve financial procedures

Requirements include:

• Proven experience as a senior accountant
• Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
• In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Awareness of business trends
• Familiarity with financial accounting statements
• Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
• Hands-on experience with accounting software packages; experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV a plus
• Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups, SUMIFs and pivot tables
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
• BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
• Relevant certification (CMA or CPA) a plus

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