Senior Accountant - Mission Viejo, CA

Seeking a Senior Accountant with a background in public and private accounting (preferred), is a CPA and has a minimum of 4 years experience to assist the Accounting Supervisor in the ownership of the general ledger, month-end close and proper overall financial statement presentation.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform variance reviews of SG&A and other company costs. Research variance root causes and determine action plans to improve financial statement or outlook accuracy.
  • Ensure the financial statements are presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • A key contact for the financial statement audit and quarterly reviews.
  • Play a key role in general process improvements and process documentation for all facets of the accounting cycle.
  • Responsible for researching various technical issues and drafting memos for management’s review.
  • Supports the ongoing preparations for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance.
  • Partnering with other finance and non-finance groups to support design and implement process improvements.
  • Prepare and review monthly journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Provide timely feedback to the Accounting Supervisor or other management to help resolve issues and/or inefficiencies.
  • Lead special projects as assigned by management. Various projects will have heavy interaction with the NA Assistant Controller & NA Divisional Controller.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major or emphasis in Accounting from an accredited college or university
  • 4 + years of professional experience, preferably a mix of public accounting and industry
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification
  • Experience with SAP
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proactive, self-directed approach with the ability to multi-task, and think creatively
  • Detail-oriented with a sense of urgency and exceptional organizational skills
  • Communicates effectively

Preferred:

  • Big 4
  • Public Accounting - 4+ years
  • Private Accounting- 3+ years