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Junior Accountant

Company: Arlon Graphics
Location: Placentia
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Job Description:

Description:
Position Overview:This position will primarily focus on supporting the daily time sensitive deliverables in a fast-paced Accounting Department. The ideal candidate will have a high level of energy and professionalism, be detail-oriented, forward thinking and have a positive 'can do' attitude. We are looking for someone who is interested in building a future with a top performing team and a progressive, reputable company. This person will be responsible for preparing and maintaining routine accounts payable, account receivables and general accounting transactions. .

Requirements:
Essential duties include the following:Accounts Payable Duties:

  • General accounts payable functions including defining and eliminating root cause of vendor invoice discrepancies through appropriate corrective actions while leveraging the automated invoice processing solution. Work with various purchasing departments and vendors to ensure solutions align with company policies.
  • Proactively engaged in the invoice flow, seeking out abnormalities to vendor invoices and seeking appropriate validation. Proactively engaged in the review and understanding of company purchases, seeking out opportunities for cost reductions.
  • Ensure proper internal controls are followed such as purchaser is not receiving goods, etc.
  • Maintain an organized paperless filing system that meets company protocol.
  • Interact with various departments (including R&D, Operations, and Sales) regarding day-to-day activities related to departmental expenses and operating results. Provide ad-hoc reports as needed.
  • Process expense reports.Accounts Receivable Duties:
    • Daily posting of cash receipt to appropriate customer accounts including credit card posting, lock box and multi-currency bank accounts. Work closely with Managers to ensure close loop communication on cash receipts as required to drive sound business decisions.
    • Daily, weekly and monthly updates of cash receipt reports, seek out opportunities to automate and streamline error proof reports, leveraging SAP and banking reports. Create graphs that support KPIs and the like as needed to support business decisions.
    • Work closely with customer service and sales team to resolve customer disputes with customer service and sales organization within established timelines. Support defining root cause of repeat disputes, seek out permanent solutions by teaming with customer service and sales team.
    • Gain and maintain a strong understanding of internal and external customer expectations. Seek out opportunities to continuously improve the cash application process and communication flow.
    • Understand and ensure compliance with accounts receivable policies, procedures and requirements.
    • Manage and maintain customer accounts in SAP.General Accounting Duties
      • Accumulate the financial transactions necessary to conduct appropriate analysis and reconciliations, in preparation of journal entries.
      • Maintain documented and supported balance sheet reconciliations as assigned and meet critical deadlines. Assist in the month-end close, which will include but not limited to preparing journal entries, bank reconciliations and prepaid balance sheets.
      • Conduct general accounting functions to include balance sheet reconciliations Support the liaison and partnership between the two organizations as directed by management.
      • Support internal and external audit functions.
      • Conduct SAP transactional product cost updates. Education, Skills & Experience:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.Education and Experience:
        • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance is required.
        • Minimum 1 year of accounting experience is required, preferably in a manufacturing environment and intermediate excel.
        • Mathematical - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measures, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent all required.
        • Technology - PC Skills that include working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Access and Word required. Working knowledge of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and ideally exposure to SAP and Host Analytics is preferred. Profile:
          • Must embody the Arlon core values of Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, Integrity and Inspiration on a daily basis.
          • Strong work ethic with the ability to prioritize and multitask.
          • Unquestionable integrity.
          • Personal drive / motivation towards excellence.
          • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
          • Proactive, detail oriented and responsive.
          • Organized Must work to Lean standardsLanguage Skills: Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written, with all levels of organization and external suppliers and customers. Fluent in English and ability to write reports and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals or groups. Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus and the ability to distinguish printed color.The employee must be able to travel 5% of their time via plane and road, have a valid passport and have a valid driving license ( for rental vehicles ).Other Duties:Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.EEO Statement:Arlon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable laws. PM18 LI-AR1 PI113543849

Keywords: Arlon Graphics, Placentia , Junior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Placentia, California

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