Staff Accountant

Sylmar, CA

Job status
Full time
Job description
Spears Manufacturing has an immediate opening for the position of Staff Accountant. This position is a business partner with the plant 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
• Competitive benefits package that includes:
• Health
• Dental
• Life insurance
• Company-matched 401(k) program.

Functions and duties include:
• Understand 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 plus
• 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

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