Staff Accountant

Sylmar, CA

Job status
Full time
Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid holidays, Paid personal time, Paid vacation
Job description
Spears Manufacturing has an immediate opening for the position of Staff Accountant. This position is a business partner with the plant manufacturing process and supports the financial management team. Responsible for General Ledger support, month-end closing, reconciliations, tax reporting and other general accounting duties.

Our employees enjoy:
• A casual work environment
• Career development
• Employee assistance program

Competitive benefits package that includes:
• Health
• Dental
• Life insurance
• Company-matched 401(k) program.

Functions and duties include:
• Understand manufacturing plant operations and their impact on the financial statements
• Participate in the month-end closing process, including creating journal entries and related supporting schedules
• Answer various audit and tax requests
• Monitor financial activity to verify policies and procedures are followed; perform account analysis and reconciliation
• Review General Ledger activity to ensure correct coding
• Assist business in understanding variances between actual and standard costs
• Assist in annual budgeting process
• Identify and participate in process improvement initiatives and special projects
• Assist and support other Accounting staff as needed
• Keep management informed of activities and any significant concerns; identify problems and make suggestions

Job Requirements:
• 3 years’ experience in hands-on accounting, month-end closing and account reconciliations
• Manufacturing experience a real plus for consideration
• Bachelor’s degree
• Thorough understanding of ERP systems and how transactions are connected
• Demonstrated knowledge of month-end close processes
• Demonstrated knowledge of various tax reporting requirements
• Excellent understanding of variance analysis, strong analytical analysis and data-driven presentation skill
• Experience with major ERP system (JDE, SAP, Oracle, etc.). Experience with Netsuite or Plex a plus
• Microsoft Office applications
• Must be detail oriented and constantly ensure accuracy
• Self-starter, high degree of motivation, bias for action and ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment
• Must have good verbal skills, where one must frequently convey detailed and important information
• Must have good attendance and punctuality

We are an EOE employer
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