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  • Location: Long Beach, California
  • $80000 base salary
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #1188
  • Salary: $80,000 - $90,000

Title: Junior Staff Accountant

Industry: Biotech and Pharmaceuticals

Location: Long Beach – Hybrid

Overview: Pacific Executive Search has been engaged on a search for a Pacific Executive Search has been engaged on a Junior Staff Accountant search for an industry leading high-end retail CPG brand in Signal Hill. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, this role will assist in month end tasks, account reconciliations, journal entries, bank reconciliation, and other ad-hoc projects. This is a hybrid schedule role of only 2 days in office!

Description:
**Responsibilities**

  • Manage daily accounting tasks, including the preparation of recurring, accrual, and prepayment journal entries.
  • Ensure detailed reconciliations of balance sheet and income statement accounts are maintained.
  • Offer in-depth analysis and explanations for any variances.
  • Handle sales taxes reconciliation and value added tax (VAT).
  • Lead the Bank Reconciliation process and generate weekly reports.
  • Act as a backup for activities related to Account Payable.
  • Assist with external reporting, audit, and tax requests.
  • Participate in month, quarter, and year-end close processes.
  • Utilize internal ERP system for accurate and timely data extraction and reporting.
  • Support ad-hoc reporting or projects as needed.

**Qualifications**

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, with a focus on Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of hands-on experience as an accounting lead, demonstrating knowledge of general accounting principles and best practices; industry or CPG experience is a plus.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, able to work under pressure and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, adaptable to ambiguity.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, with the ability to manipulate data and derive insights; experience with ERP systems, particularly Oracle, is advantageous.
  • Positive and energetic attitude that fosters teamwork and strong relationships.
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