Senior Accountant in San Diego, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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Job Description

Title: Senior Accountant

Industry: Health and fitness

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 Company/Opportunity: PE owned health and fitness institution, with multiple locations across the nation.


  • Control and verify financial transactions while ensuring the integrity of all accounting records
  • Analyze and prepare monthly financial statements, making sure the financials conform to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") and the Company's policies
  • Maintain general ledger and balance sheet reconciliation
  • Maintain a strong control environment while helping the business to be nimble and efficient in decision making and execution
  • Direct the annual financial audit
  • Manage month end and year end closings
  • Prepare financial statements and monthly reports, including the financial package
  • Analyze monthly revenue and expenses for reasonableness
  • Reconcile account balances and bank statements
  • Prepare and enter adjusting journal entries
  • Manage deferred rent and revenue
  • Review reporting to various taxing authorities
  • Review Staff Accountant work for accuracy
  • Report discrepancies timely to the Director of Accounting
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process
  • Meet tight deadlines


  • BS or BA in Accounting or Finance
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • In depth understanding of GAAP
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures (P&L, B/S, Journal Entries)
  • Experience with month end and year end close processes
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Experience in NetSuite accounting software preferred
  • CPA 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.