Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Sr. Accountant - Marketing

US-CA-Irvine
Position Type
Full Time
Requisition ID
2017-140454
Category
Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

Summary

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT - MARKETING

 

Advantage Solutions is looking for a senior accountant that is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information and prepare financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for assigned offices/divisions.  They are part of a collaborative team environment focused on the monthly close and forecast, working with the general ledger, financial reporting, balance sheet and internal controls.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Regularly communicate with Business Operations to gain insight into upcoming activities and understand their financial impact.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording of revenue and expenses for assigned departments / businesses.
  • Prepare revenue accruals and other recurring and non-recurring journal entries for the monthly close cycle in accordance with GAAP.
  • Proactively investigate and resolve discrepancies. Research and explain account fluctuations.
  • Participate in monthly forecast process assisting with fluctuation analysis (e.g. current month vs budget vs prior forecast and vs prior year).

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 4-7 years of experience in Accounting, Finance or equivalent job-related experience.
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX experience a plus
  • Experience with medium to large audited or public companies a plus
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables, Vlookups and strong keyboard commands
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web-browsers. 

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.

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

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) 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. ASM 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 Staff Accountant II is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information and prepare financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for assigned offices/divisions.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

 

Monthly Close/Forecast

  • Manage the month end closing process and monthly forecasts as applicable. Prepare journal entries with proper supporting documentation. Ensure all deadlines are met. Analyze for discrepancies and solve or escalate any issue which may arise.

General Ledger

  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording of revenue and expenses.  Uses knowledge of accounting principles/GAAP as well as understanding of business operations to determine appropriateness of transactions. Proactively investigate and resolve discrepancies. Research and explain account fluctuations.

Financial Reporting

  • Independently prepare draft financial statements and financial management reports in conformity with GAAP and company accounting policy. Analyze fluctuations in revenue, expenses and margins and provide explanations for variances.  Design financial reports and collaborate with other teams to implement needs. Make recommendations to Controller for streamlining of and improvement to reports.

Balance Sheet

  • Perform detailed review and analysis of all balance sheet accounts and prepare reconciliations for month, quarter and year end. Proactively identify issues and resolve and bring to the Controller’s attention when necessary.

Internal Controls

  • Perform detailed review and analysis of information obtained from internal customers and divisional management and ensures compliance with internal control policies.

Build Relationships

  • Develop and maintain relationship with Operations. Provide guidance and direction to Operations on accounting policies and procedures. Work closely with Corporate Accounting and the other Marketing divisions. Train and supervise the Staff Accountant I role (where applicable).

Intercompany

  • Record and reconcile all intercompany transactions. Work closely with the Staff Accountants from the other divisions to ensure balances net out to zero companywide at month end.  

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

 

- Driving is not an essential duty and function of this job 

- Travel up to   10%

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

 

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                                          

Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Accounting

  • 3-5 years of experience in  private industry or a combination of public/private
  • CPA or CPA in process preferred, or commensurate on the job experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent time-management skills with demonstrated ability to work with multiple projects and meet assigned deadlines
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as attention to detail
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal direction from manager to accomplish objectives
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and accounting theory
  • Intermediate to advanced PC skills, including a strong understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Must present a professional image and be able to represent the company in a professional manner

Environmental & Physical Requirements

 

ASM 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.

 

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 ASM 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. ASM 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.

 

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 Sales & Marketing LLC.  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 Sales & Marketing LLC 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, ASM 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.

 

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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