Senior Accountant – Building Industry

Los Angeles, CA 90040 | Direct Hire

Job ID: MM-MZ-SrAcctPen01 Category: Professional Services Pay Rate: $26-30/hr DOE

We seek a senior accountant to support the accounting activities at our client’s Los Angeles office for a Temp to Hire opportunity.

Our client is part of a larger organization supporting electrical construction workers and oversees the health fund (including benefits and pension programs) offered to professionals employed in the workers industry via related unions. This organization advocates for the rights and working conditions of the industry and stays involved with local communities by offering their valuable services to many charitable endeavors, such as special California Coastal Commission projects. For members, they arrange many fun events that support local teams such as annual picnics, local sporting activities and continuing education opportunities. This position works within the benefits division of the organization.

The Senior Accountant provides financial statements and information management, researches and analyzes fund data, manages ledger entries, prepares cost analysis and fund reconciliations, and investigates issues related to funds, budgets, expenses and procedures. They also assist with implementing improved fiscal procedures.

The ideal candidate brings a history of at least 5 years as a full charge accountant, a BA+ degree in Accounting. They are personally dedicated to continuous growth, bring a high energy, dynamic personality and advanced skills in Excel (including Pivot Tables, V-look ups, graphing, etc).

About the Position:

  • Complete standard calculations, posts and transaction verifications
  • Prepares financial statements
  • Assist with payroll and payroll taxes as requested
  • Prepare information for federal and state taxes
  • Process wire transfers
  • Reconcile transactions between lockbox and core system
  • Produce error-free reports with accurate coding
  • Prepare asset and liability account entries
  • Data entry – account and financial information
  • Prepare reports for the Controller and Assistant Controller as requested
  • Reverse EFT transfers
  • Prepare balance sheets, profit and loss statements and other reports
  • Audit documents pertaining to financial transactions
  • Maintain accounting procedures
  • Guides accounting clerical staff
  • Coordinate accounting activities
  • Reconcile financial discrepancies
  • Complete data base backups
  • Maintain security protocols
  • Verify payment documentation and prepare payments
  • Research and interpret accounting policy and regulations
  • Some overtime may be required
  • Perform accounting related functions such as ledger maintenance and analysis, cost and/or financial analysis, fund reconciliation and posting
  • Analyze complex financial and operating data
  • Prepare management reports
  • Review investment reports, financial statements, and projections
  • Process daily transactions using GAAP principles
  • Assist with month-end and year-end close process
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation and accrual reports
  • Reconcile accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R)
  • Prepare and post journal entries to the general ledger
  • Analyze financial data and variances
  • Prepare schedules and reports for internal audits
  • Prepare data for State and Federal agencies
  • Prepare and adjust monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Assist with forecasting and annual budget preparation
  • Implement internal process, policy and control improvements
  • Analyze and summarize financial data and status
  • Ad hoc projects and assignments

This is not a comprehensive list of duties.

About The Candidate:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Business or related (MUST)
  • 4+ years’ experience in full charge bookkeeping (MUST)
  • 4+ years’ experience with federal and state financial regulations (MUST)
  • 2+ years’ experience using MAS90 (PLUS)
  • 2+ years’ experience in payroll systems, accounts payable and general accounting ledger (MUST)
  • 2+ years’ experience using cost control procedures (MUST)
  • Intermediate + computer skills including Word (mail merge), Powerpoint and advanced Excel (MUST)
  • Personality: highly motivated, self-starter, organized, diligent, detail orientated, analytical, excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), organized, team player, works well with groups, ethical, discrete, able to effectively engage with personnel at all levels, polished professional demeanor

Equal Opportunity Employer considering qualified candidates in accordance with state and federal laws, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


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