Sr. Staff Accountant

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Job ID#: 12221

Sr. Staff Accountant Needed ASAP 

Long Beach, CA. (In Office Role) 

To 90K base 

 

SUMMARY: 

Responsible for performing a variety of accounting tasks with an emphasis on accounts receivable, including billing, collections, reconciling accounts, preparing financial statements, and assisting with the month-end close process. Requires an eagerness to collaborate on process improvement, the ability to provide clear and urgent communication on many cross-functional matters while maintaining a high level of professional judgment. May have some supervisory responsibilities. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Prepare and send invoices to customers in a timely manner 

  • Follow up with customers on outstanding balances and resolve any billing issues 

  • Record and process customer payments, including checks, credit card transactions, and electronic payments 

  • Reconcile customer accounts to ensure accurate records and balances 

  • Maintain and update the accounts receivable ledger 

  • Assist sale tax return preparing and filing 

  • Develop and maintain schedules for client discount and rebate agreements 

  • Communicate with internal teams and external customers to resolve issues and ensure timely payment 

  • Analyze financial statements, credit reports, and other relevant information to assess the creditworthiness of potential and existing clients 

  • Make recommendations on credit limits and terms based on credit analysis 

  • Prepare and file liens as needed 

  • Maintain and update records of liens and lien releases 

  • Assist with the development and implementation of AR, credit and lien policies and procedures 

  • Perform general ledger account reconciliations and analysis 

  • Assist with preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements 

  • Support month-end close process by preparing and posting journal entries 

  • Assist with the preparation of budgets and forecasts 

  • Maintain and update the fixed asset register 

  • Assist with external audit/review preparation 

  • Collaborate with other members of the accounting team to ensure accurate and timely reporting 

  • Comply with all federal, state, and local protocols including legal requirements, and interpret new and existing legislation. 

  • Perform general accounting and other related duties under direct supervision of Accounting Manager 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate Degree in Accounting or related discipline 

  • 3-5 years of accounts receivable and general accounting experience preferred  

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES NEEDED FOR SUCCESS: 

  • Attention to detail, includes mathematical aptitude, analytical ability, and ability to keep documents well organized 

  • Client invoicing portal, such as Ariba and Track, experience a plus 

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills 

  • Self-motivated and willing to work independently as part of a small team 

  • Self-organization, team player, good learning ability, and able to work under high pressure 

  • Highly Proficient in Microsoft Excel will be tested 

  • Ability to quickly learn internal systems, workflows, and technologies 

 

 

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