Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

US-CA-Irvine
Position Type
Full Time
Requisition ID
2017-139210
Category
Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

Summary

Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

                                               

Advantage Sales and Marketing is looking for a detailed and results-driven Senior Financial Reporting Analyst to join our corporate team at our Irvine headquarters.  The ideal candidate will ensure the application of sound Financial Reporting principles and practices, demonstrate proficiency in areas related to the general ledger financial reporting and communicate clearly with all levels of the organization.  This is an opportunity for an individual to utilize their Business and Finance skills and grow their career in one of the largest sales and marketing agencies in the companies in the Industry.

 

Position Summary        

                                          

The Senior Financial Reporting Analyst will assist Accounting Management in the internal and external financial reporting for the Company, including monthly Board of Directors reporting and monthly internal reporting.  This position will also be involved with ad hoc finance and accounting related projects as requested by the Board of Directors and Executive Management.  Responsible for balance sheet account analysis and the related journal entries.  Assist in the budgeting and forecasting for all corporate departments.

  

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Analysis and Reporting

  • Perform detailed review of divisional expenses to ensure appropriate coding.  Assist with the monthly fluctuation analysis of the Company’s divisional results versus budget, forecast, and prior year. Support in the consolidation of divisional financial results for internal and external reporting purposes. Assist in the preparation of the monthly Board of Directors presentation

Technical GAAP Research

  • Work with Manager of Financial Reporting on recurring and one-time technical accounting issues, i.e. annual goodwill impairment analysis, stock based compensation, revenue recognition, etc.  Understand and implement accounting pronouncements and alert management to all current US GAAP and SEC trends in reporting and compliance that apply to the Company.  Includes working with Manager of Financial Reporting to ensure any significant transactions (i.e. mergers, acquisitions, debt refinancing, etc.) are recorded in accordance with proper accounting guidance.

Corporate Balance Sheet accounts

  • Ensure fixed assets, goodwill, intangible assets and other non-operational balance sheet accounts are properly reconciled and reviewed on a monthly basis.

Internal controls

  • Assist the Corporate Controller in ensuring effective internal controls throughout the corporate accounting organization and in maintaining related documentation.

Education Level:

 

(Required)  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                   

(Preferred) Master's Degree  or CPA preferred                   

 

Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Accounting or Finance

 

3-5 years in Public accounting and/or large company equivalent experience

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical and communications skills will be required as well as a solid understanding of US GAAP.     
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Analytical and research Skills
  • Team building Skills
  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
  • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people
  • Ability to work effectively with management
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

 

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. Advantage Solutions services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

 

Position Summary        

                                          

The Senior Financial Reporting Analyst will assist the Manager of Financial Reporting in the internal and external financial reporting for the Company, including monthly Board of Directors reporting, quarterly Bank Compliance reporting and the preparation of the audited financial statements.  The Senior Financial Reporting Analyst will coordinate the fieldwork associated with the annual financial statement audit and other technical accounting projects, including but not limited to Purchase Price Accounting for acquisitions.  This position will also be involved with adhoc finance and accounting related projects as requested by the Board of Directors and Executive Management.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

 

Annual Audit & Financial Statements

  • Act as a liaison between the accounting department and the external audit team.  Ensure reconciliations, lead schedules and account analysis are delivered based on agreed upon schedule.  Assist in preparation of the annual financial report and related footnotes in accordance with US GAAP.

Technical GAAP Research

  • Work with Manager of Financial Reporting on recurring and one-time technical accounting issues, i.e. annual goodwill impairment analysis, stock based compensation, revenue recognition, etc.  Understand and implement accounting pronouncements and alert management to all current US GAAP and SEC trends in reporting and compliance that apply to the Company.  Includes working with Manager of Financial Reporting to ensure any significant transactions (i.e. mergers, acquisitions, debt refinancing, etc.) are recorded in accordance with proper accounting guidance.

Monthly Reporting to the Board of Directors

  • Prepare the monthly financial board package.  Coordinate with associates throughout the Company to collect the slides and information needed to populate report based on information requested by the Board.  Coordinate preparation of Board report support files for the CFO.

Corporate Balance Sheet accounts

  • Ensure fixed assets, goodwill, intangible assets and other non-operational balance sheet accounts are properly reconciled and reviewed on a monthly basis.

Internal controls

  • Assist the Corporate Controller in ensuring effective internal controls throughout the corporate accounting organization and in maintaining related documentation.

Bank Compliance Reporting

  • Prepare quarterly bank compliance financial report for review by Corporate Controller, Treasury and Legal.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

 

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

 

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job  

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education Level:

 

(Required)  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                   

(Preferred) Master's Degree  or CPA preferred                   

 

Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Accounting or Finance

 

3-5 years in Public accounting and/or large company equivalent experience

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical and communications skills will be required as well as a solid understanding of US GAAP.     
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Analytical and research Skills
  • Team building Skills
  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
  • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people
  • Ability to work effectively with management
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements

 

Office / Sedentary Requirements

 

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.  A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department. 

 

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

 

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Advantage Solutions reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

 

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

                                    

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

 

Advantage Solutions is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

 

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