Accounting Clerk

Responsibilities:
• The accountant position is responsible for performing a combination of cost and general ledger accounting and financial close tasks, as assigned.
• Perform the monthly financial close process for the local ledger, including preparation of the monthly journal entries and balance sheet (cash, inventory, payables) and P&L account reconciliations, as assigned.
• Run various reports used to reconcile or analyze general ledger account balances.
• Analyze daily inventory transactions; explain manufacturing variances
• Prepare account analyses for internal and external reporting purposes.
• Assist in the preparation of the standard monthly management reports. Perform detailed monthly variance analysis on items in the P+L and balance sheet.
• Support financial compliance requirements, including the SOX 404 program and internal and external audits (US GAAP and statutory, as appropriate).
• Partner with other departments including IT, Shared Services A/R and A/P, FP&A, Treasury and Consolidations.
• Provide support to department heads in understanding actual versus budget departmental spend variances.
• Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts throughout the year
• Other tasks and projects, as assigned.
• Establish, monitor and maintain standard costs on a regular basis.
• Monitor all transactions involving inventory to ensure the perpetual records are updated and maintained properly, inventory is valued correctly and good judgment is used in the evaluation of reserves.
• Assist in the physical inventory process.
• Actively participate in the analysis, tracking and forecasting of capital expenditures.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required, MBA a plus
• Cost Accounting Experience a PLUS
• CPA a plus
• 1-3+ years of corporate and/or public accounting experience
• Experience with ORACLE ERP systems a plus.
• Ability to work with minimal direction from management.
• Excellent Excel skills & knowledge required
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, performing accounting tasks and providing financial information on a timely basis. The individual must be highly detail oriented with strong computer skills.
• Effective planning, communication and writing skills also required.