Senior Accountant (Financial Reporting) in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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Job Description

Title: Senior Accountant (Financial Reporting)

Industry: Consumer Goods / Retail

About Vaco: Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas of accounting, finance, operations, administration and more. As a premier talent solutions firm, Vaco connects people to their dream jobs and helps leading companies find talent to grow their business.

About the Opportunity: Large publicly traded company with lots of opportunity for growth


  • Assist in the financial reporting process for the preparation of required quarterly and annual SEC filings, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and earnings releases.
  • Assist in the process of pulling together footnote information to be included in SEC filings.
  • Assist in the adoption and ongoing support of XBRL financial reporting.
  • Maintain control file to support all of the data and disclosures made in internal and external financial reports.
  • Assist with the monthly and quarterly close process and prepare internal management reporting.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly consolidated financial statement reports for internal and external management reporting.
  • Write P&L and Balance Sheet variance analysis for Management Summary Book. This requires coordination with various departments throughout the Company both domestically and internationally
  • Assist external auditors with support for annual audit procedures.
  • Assist in the accounting of fixed assets including recording asset additions/disposals, intercompany transfers, and depreciation, as well as maintaining the global, consolidated fixed asset roll-forward schedules.
  • Assist in accounting for leases including entering new lease agreements into the Company's leasing reporting software, reconciling and performing roll forwards of lease activity.
  • Assist with 401(k) audits with external auditors.
  • Assist with statutory audits of the Company's foreign subsidiaries.
  • Complete special requests and projects on a timely basis.
  • Perform SOX testing to support corporate audit in their annual SOX assessment.


  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize deadlines, and complete assignments accurately and timely.
  • General technical accounting knowledge.
  • Solid understanding of internal controls.
  • Self-starter who is results-oriented.
  • Must excel in team oriented environments.
  • Must be highly organized, efficient, and analytical.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare presentations for top management.
  • Strong computer skills and experience using ERP systems.
  • SAP and Workiva proficiency a plus.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related subject.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in public accounting or financial reporting in private industry.
  • Financial reporting experience with strong understanding of SEC/GAAP requirements.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley 404 experience preferred.

About your Recruiter: My name is Linnea Westman, and I am a Finance and Accounting Recruiter at Vaco. Before joining Vaco I worked as an auditor at EY. I'm tremendously grateful for my experience in public accounting as it has helped me understand my candidate's skillset and clients' needs better, which in turn has allowed me to successfully help accounting and finance professionals in their transition from one job to another. I am here to listen to you, understand what you are looking for in your next role, and advise on the San Diego job market.

If the role listed above is not the perfect fit for you, I still welcome you to apply if you have a bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, or similar. Public accounting, CPA and larger public company experience is always a plus for our clients as well.

Looking forward to speaking with you.