Advantage Solutions Staff Accountant in Irvine, California

Summary

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Advantage Sales and Marketing is looking for a detailed and results-driven Staff Accountant to join the corporate team at our Irvine headquarters. The ideal candidate will ensure the application of sound accountingprinciplesand practices, demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Excel and communicate clearly with all levels of the organization. This is an opportunity for an individual to utilize their skills and grow their career in one of the largest sales and marketing agencies in the country.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree,1-3 years of experience in Accounting, Finance or equivalent job-related experience.

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, Good interpersonal skills, 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

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.

Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC 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 (SA) assists in preparation of general ledger entries in conformity with General Accepted Accounting principles for assigned offices within designated region.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Document financial transactions by entering account information into General Ledger to include; revenue and accounts receivable entry and general ledger reclassifications

Financial Data Analysis

  • 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

  • Substantiate financial transactions by assisting with preparation of quarterly reconciliations

  • Perform expense report tracking administration (Concur) including; audit of reports on a as needed basis

Prepare Trade or Miscellaneous Receivable Invoices

  • Assist with maintaining regional accounting records by complying with the company records retention policy

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

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

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 o r equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Accounting, Finance or equivalent job-related experience

  • 1-3 years of experience in Accounting or equivalent job-related experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • 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

  • Good written communication and verbal communication skills

  • 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 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. 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.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

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.

Primary Posting Location : Address 18100 Von Karman Avenue Suite 1000

Primary Posting Location : City Irvine

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2018-179256

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)