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Accounting Manager in Los Angeles at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Los Angeles
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
    Accounting Manager

Job Description

$2B Global Technology Manufacturer is seeking to add a skilled Accounting Manager to their team. This individual will be responsible for managing a staff of 2 through the Corporate, Manufacturing, and Operational Accounting functions for the international organization. Will report directly to the Accounting Director and will have direct exposure to the Senior Management Team. Offering top tier benefits, 20 days of PTO, and work/life balance. Seeking individuals with experience within 300M+ Manufacturing or Sales organizations. SAP required.


  • Manage the Operations Accounting staff of two.
  • Under minimal direction, review and perform a variety of operations accounting duties using extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals including: complex journal entries; complex account reconciliations; analyses of revenue, cost of sales, gross profit, and inventory; project accounting (OR1); financial statement preparation, review and analysis; complex audit schedules; and position papers
  • Manage the month end close, interim and annual audits.
  • Identify and implement operations accounting process improvements, cost savings opportunities, risk assessment and trade-offs to assure the organization will drive toward solid business decisions
  • Provides subject matter expertise for sales, cost of sales and inventory-related matters on projects and in support of other departments
  • Oversee proper costing of products, timely monthly financial closing and reporting of cost of sales variances. Analyze and explain actual and planned variances
  • Review monthly cycle count reporting that leverages ABC code methodology and is consistent across warehouses.
  • Review monthly Purchase Price Variance reporting by plant and work with plant personnel to document the driver of PPV
  • Review monthly analysis of excess and obsolete inventory
  • Identify and implement recommendations and alternatives for maximizing revenues and profits and provide to senior management
  • Review reporting, and analysis of Samples Inventory activity in support of Director of Samples Operations
  • Drive ad hoc projects as assigned by corporate leadership in support of business processes
  • Implement, maintain, and monitor strong internal controls, including all necessary documentation. Ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures


  • A minimum education level of a Bachelor's Degree (Accounting or Finance); MBA preferred; CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of growing experience required in an accounting/cost accounting role preferably in a distribution environment with proven process improvement results. Supervisory experience required
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP. German GAAP knowledge is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail, ability to focus on big picture issues. Advanced Excel skills; knowledge of SAP (FI/CO/SD/BI); Power Pivot/Power BI and Tableau skills preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; team player
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills, including the ability to review and abstract information.
  • An understanding of the demands and tight deadlines of a complex, marketing-driven organization
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage within a fast-paced sales environment
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with all levels of employees
  • Ability to write reports that are understandable regardless of the financial knowledge of the audience
  • Travel up to 10%

Desired Skills and Experience

SAP; GAAP; Manufacturing; Distribution; Sales; Accounting; Analysis; CPA