Ref No.: 18-01971
Location: El Segundo, California
Position Type:Contract
Shift:First
Job Category:Accounting/Finance
Benefits:None
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Position: Accountant
Location: El Segundo, CA 90245
Schedule: 7:30AM - 4:00PM, Monday - Friday
Pay Rate: $18.00 - $22.00/hour
Screenings: Background and Drug screening prior to start date

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for moderately complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements.
  • Reviews and/or processes billing/invoicing and enters data into the accounting databases.
  • May either apply or submit cash applications to the vouchers/invoices. Researches and resolves accounts receivable issues.
  • Answers questions from other departments, locations and divisions regarding various accounting issues and reports, including profit and loss reports.
  • Researches open accounting issues.
  • Prepares income statements, balance sheets and various other accounting statements or financial reports for field and management reference for a small to mid size customer or market.
  • Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records.
  • Reviews transactions from subsystem to ensure data accurately passed through the various tables and sub ledgers.
  • Analyzes reports and records, making recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
  • Prepares Balance Sheet reconciliations.
  • Maintains, records, and reconciles billings and accounts receivables for small to mid size clients/markets or accounts.
  • Examines financial statements and documents for conformance with accounting requirements and principles.
  • Creates month-end accounting entries and reconciles discrepancies; posts to GL and reviews variances to budget.
  • Other duties may be assigned. No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
  • May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers.
  • May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.
  • Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines.
  • Responsible for setting own project deadlines.
  • Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.
  • Resolves routine questions and problems, and refers more complex items to Senior Accountant or department management.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of two to four years of related experience and/or training including 2+ years professional level accounting experience, preferably 2+ years experience in general accounting, A/P, A/R clerical and/or entry level accountant positions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.
  • Ability to effectively present information.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and interact effectively with management, employees, and auditors.
  • Must have the ability to convey financial issues to non-financial users.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports.Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulations.
  • Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles.
  • Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions.
  • Conducts basic financial analysis.
  • Follows accounting practices to ensure optimum client satisfaction while guaranteeing the financial interests are protected.Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents.
  • Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations.
  • Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Experience with automated accounting and financial management systems.