Senior Accountant or Accounting Manager

Location: San Clemente, California - Hybrid
Category: Accounting & Finance
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Job ID: 5639
Date Posted: 03/28/2023

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About the Opportunity:
Our client is looking for a Senior Accountant who is responsible to lead the reporting finance function through a collaborative approach. Responsible for ensuring financial statements are prepared to a high standard and in conjunction with the team you provide key stakeholders with valuable business support and partnering which includes:
  • Responsibility for the North American monthly management reporting, and key inputs into the forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Provision of timely and relevant reporting to key stakeholders and delivering improvements in reporting to the business, and
  • Guidance, mentoring and development of members within the Finance Team.

Salary: $95,000 – $110,000 
Please note this range is an estimate and actual pay may vary based on qualifications and experience.

  • Complete weekly, fortnightly, and monthly Sales Reports for distribution to the North American business
  • Ownership of the end-to-end Month-End Close duties including:
  • Wholesale Sales Report – Delivered by Day 1
  • Corporate Cost Centre journals and reporting (Marketing, IT, Finance and Admin)
  • Departmental P&L’s and distribution of Monthly Management Package
  • Maintain Fixed Assets Register
  • Book all Accruals (Payroll, Marketing, IT, Finance & Admin)
  • AR and Inventory Reserves
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation
  • Margin Analysis Reporting
  • Ensuring the timely delivery and accurate reporting
  • Continue to drive improvement, efficiency, accuracy and automation in the region’s monthly, quarterly and annual reporting processes and systems.
  • Provide annual and half year audit support including financial documentation and interaction with external auditors.
  • Monthly commissions calculation
  • Establish cross-functional relationships to promote best practices and process adherence, foster collaboration and teamwork. 
  • Work with the VP Finance, North America to ensure the financial governance and control framework are in place and adhered to across the region.
  • Other ad hoc tasks as required
  • In conjunction with Assistant Accountant, manage bank reconciliations and cashflow reporting for the North American region;
  • Ensure all bank accounts are reconciled at least weekly
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in processes in relation to cash management.
  • Monthly Sales Tax Preparation
  • Assistance with Half and Full Year Tax provisions
  • Assistance with the Income Tax Return preparation in collaboration with external taxation advisors
  • Be the business partner to the sales and marketing team and product managers to understand finer details of the monthly P&L results including but not limited to: Margin Dilution Reports and Product Division Reporting
  • Analysis of spend in accordance with Budget/Forecast. 
  • Work with business leaders and VP Finance to develop the annual budget and forecasts based on company-wide targets, needs of the business, and understanding of current spending trends.
  • Providing insightful analysis as required of revenue and expenses to facilitate decision making that will allow the company to stay within budget/forecast. 
  • Build a strong relationship with the Finance team at Global Head Office to assist with timely and useful forecasts and budgets.
  • Have a customer focused approach in everything we do. Aim to provide great customer service to all internal and external stakeholders.
  • As a senior in the Finance team, train and develop others within the team as required
  • Promote a can-do and supportive attitude within the Finance Team
  • Awareness of Brand values and image and can apply the company’s values in their work everyday
  • Ensure a collaborative approach is taken in meetings and resolve conflict when they arise.
  • Committed Crew
  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Creativity & Innovation

  • Excellent computer skills (particularly in excel, ERP/GL, POS experience)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant accounting experience
  • Flexibility to work outside of standard working hours as required (End of Month etc)
  • Ability to engage key stakeholders with a high level of communication skills
  • Experience in a retail &/or manufacturing environment is an advantage.
  • Degree qualified
  • CA/CPA Qualified or equivalent
  • Strong communication and management skills.

About Sayva: Sayva Solutions is an accounting, finance, technology, and human resources professional services firm whose focus is on long term relationships created through teamwork and doing what is in the best interest of others. By working with Sayva to identify your next career move, you will get the benefit of working with an experienced team who not only has a strong network of trusted clients, but expertise in the markets, and functions, we serve. We can provide insight on what your market value is, what companies have to offer, and what opportunities align best with your professional and personal goals. We are your trusted advisor throughout your search process and can help ensure you are prepared for interviews, have the information to make the best decisions, and receive a strong offer to land you that perfect job. Making a career move is not easy and can be stressful; Sayva can be your partner in making the process smooth, transparent, and rewarding.