Staff Accountant

San Clemente, CA 92673

Posted: 10/12/2021 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 83016

Job Description


The Staff Accountant is the primary support to maintaining the general ledger, cost accounting, financial procedures, GAAP compliance, ERP maintenance, and financial reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain account subledgers and reconciliations for various general ledger accounts.
  • Review and reconcile general ledger accounts and prepare adjusting journal entries.
  • Review and maintain the ERP cost accounting set up and routine inputs/results and record applicable journal entries.
  • Review work orders and purchase orders with operational personnel to take appropriate action in recording costs and revenues.
  • Manage the fixed assets process and record applicable journal entries.
  • Record all payroll related journal entries and provide applicable internal reporting.
  • Calculate and maintain deferred revenue schedules.
  • Prepare and distribute accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end internal management financial reports.
  • Prepare and submit external reporting requirements to third party agencies.
  • Support budget and forecasting activities.
  • Support the assessment of current practices and procedures and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Assist with the preparation, review, and analysis of the financial statements to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.
  • Work with external auditors, prepare audit schedules, and respond to audit inquiries to support a timely and accurate completion of the year end audit.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned and as business needs evolve.

Job Requirements


Experience in accounting, managing processes, developing standards, analyzing information, financial software, and coordinating audits.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • CPA or Big 4 experience preferred.
  • Complete and thorough understanding of manufacturing cost accounting and GAAP financial accounting practices.
  • Highly proficient in Excel.
  • A good understanding of manufacturing ERP systems. Experience with Avante ERP system is a plus.
  • Knowledge of accounting practices and reporting for government contracts and subcontracts in the aerospace and/or defense industry to support compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and U.S. government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and experience working with U.S. government agencies DCAA and DCMA is a plus.
  • An organized collaborator with attention to details.
  • Ability to deal with confidential company data and sensitivity to the data.
  • A team player interested in the organization's success and recognizes that an organization's success is their success.
  • Candidates must be US Person for compliance with ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) 

Computer Skills Required: 

Manufacturing ERP Systems
Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Adobe Acrobat, DocuSign
Cloud-based communications, remote access, cloud-based apps, and data retrieval.

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