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Staff Accountant

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Accounting & Finance
Gilbert, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The primary responsibilities of the Staff Accountant are to participate in all functions associated with the accounting department including but not limited to: monthly closings, accounts receivable, collection calls, accounts payable, payroll (including quarterly reports and benefits) and fixed assets. In addition, this position plays a critical role, partnering with business partners outside of Finance such as manufacturing and procurement to accomplish a variety of other monthly and quarterly close process steps, ad hoc analysis, and SOX compliance members of the executive team.

  • Applies principles of finance and accounting to various accounting duties related to the Business Unit's financial and operational planning and reporting as directed by the Controller.
  • Timely and accurate posting of journal entries to the General Ledger, which include standard entries, bank activity, accruals, amortization, depreciation, and allocations.
  • Journalize monthly transactions and allocation accruals to the finance general ledger within expected time frames.
  • Reconcile bank account and balance sheets on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare financial reports for funders as needed for reporting and auditing purposes.
  • Maintain Financial Statement report structure and hierarchy for roll ups and consolidation in SAS reporting system.
  • Review invoices for correct classification into expense categories.
  • Maintain vendor files and W-9’s according to company policy.
  • Handle all vendor correspondence via phone or email.
  • Investigate and resolve problems associated with processing of invoices and purchase orders.
  • Assist CFO and other Accountants with special projects.
  • Active participation with operating department managers to review costing programs and identify cost savings and revenue enhancement opportunities.
  • Key Performance Indicator (KPI) statistics and trends for monthly management review package.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the business unit’s internal financial processes and internal controls (SOX).
  • Ensure expenses are recorded in the correct accounting period and approved and allocated to the appropriate divisions.
  • Complete journal entries for the monthly accounting close process. Ensure completeness and accuracy of journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Assist in analysis of product costs, overhead absorption, abnormal fixed cost expenditures, etc.
  • Daily interface with manufacturing personnel and production planners. Assist planning and scheduling to improve inventory controls and internal programs.
  • Assists with collections as needed.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by Corporate Controller, Chief Financial Officer or other senior executive.

Qualifications

  • Minimum B.S. degree in Accounting required
  • 3+ years of Accounting experience, with manufacturing company preferred
  • Understanding of production order process and WIP valuation Knowledge of Bill Of Material (BOM) and labor routing
  • Knowledge of other areas such as raw material valuation methods, product costing, labor, and purchase order clearing is a plus
  • Experience with Sage X3/EM a plus
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact and work effectively with all levels of staff/management and cross-functional teams.
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must embrace the need for hands-on work in a rapidly changing, fast-paced growth environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Practical knowledge of finance and accounting in a growth company environment, including understanding and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ability to learn quickly, make an immediate impact, provide value-added service along with high energy and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects and adhere to tight deadlines effectively.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commission proportions, and percentages.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Past experience should demonstrate the ability to perform at high levels in a fast-paced ever-changing work environment.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with other departments
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of accounting standards, conventions and principles
  • Strong math and number crunching skills
  • Confidentiality and integrity.
  • Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities within deadlines
  • Medical and Prescription Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Care
  • Basic Term Life and Accidentals Insurance
  • Voluntary Life
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Time Off Program
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan