Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Sr. Accountant - Sales

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Primary Posting Location : Address
    18100 Von Karman Avenue Suite 1000
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
  • Summary

    Senior Accountant


    At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a detailed and results-driven Senior Accountant.  The ideal candidate will be 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. The ideal candidate will have experience with full cycle accounting in medium to large organizations that have a minimum of $75 million in revenue.


    Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!


    What we offer:

    • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Training and Career Development
    • Generous Paid Time-Off 


    • General Ledger and Accounting Cycle.
    • Ensure accurate financial results by preparing the financial data for the closing of the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting cycles.
    • Protect the Company’s financial assets by reconciling the company’s bank accounts to the General ledger and preparing journal entries.
    • Summarize current financial status by collecting information preparing spreadsheets and reports.
    • Perform expense report tracking administration (Concur) including; audit of reports on a as needed basis.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
    • 3-5 years of experience in Accounting, Finance or equivalent job-related experience
    • 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
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers


    The Company 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. The Company 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).


    • 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 The Company 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. The Company 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.


    The Company 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, the Company 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.


    The Company 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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