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Accounting Associate

Industry: Financial Services

Location: Westwood

Compensation: $40K – $46K + Discretionary Bonus

Contact: Ileana Chappel

Our client is a small business management firm in Westwood, offering financial services to both individual and business clients in the music, entertainment, and sport industries.

The company is currently looking to appoint a new Accounting Associate to join the Los Angeles Accounting department. The Accounting Associate is responsible for assisting the production team with day-to-day bookkeeping duties for a number of clients, including on-going support to new team members.

Other Responsibilities include:

• Enter all company transactions in QuickBooks Online software.
• Reconcile expenses, petty cash, bank accounts and credit card statements
• Initiate and arrange payments
• Commissions and tour reporting
• Complete periodic payroll runs/filing for applicable clients
• Complete period end closing including the preparation of supporting schedules, reconciliations and analysis as required
• Assist in the preparation of timely information and liaise with other departments to ensure tax deadlines are met
• Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly client reporting
• Mentor, manage and train Junior members of the team

Requirements include:

• 1 to 3 years of professional experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent
• A basic knowledge of US GAAP
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Organization, communication and prioritization skills
• A proactive approach to tasks; the ability to meet deadlines on projects and plan ahead for the needs of the client
• Commercial awareness and desire to understand the clients’ businesses
• Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook proficient
• Experience with QuickBooks Online
• Committed to further study towards a CPA qualification
• Entertainment/Music experience or interest

This company has excellent benefits including flex time and health care reimbursement.

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