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Senior Staff Accountant

Company: MMT
Location: Laguna Niguel
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

At MMT, our objective is to develop excellence in automation, machine design, material handling, and custom tooling. Each position contributes to the success of the company through accountability, responsiveness, and a solutions-oriented mindset. The Senior Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting in preparing and recording journal entries and account reconciliations, internal management reporting, performing financial analysis, and participating in third party audits.JOB DUTIESEssential Job Functions:Performs daily accounting reconciliation and resolves discrepancies, ensuring all internal and external transactions are accurately recorded in the accounting system.Reconciles bank statements, credit cards statements and intercompany accounts each monthWorks in cooperation with Controller to perform month end accounting close in a timely and accurate manner.Regularly maintains detailed reconciliation of balance sheet accounts for several sitesAssists in the year end audit process and other accounting projects as deemed necessary.Performs all other duties as needed to assist the company in attaining its objectivesThe Core Competencies needed to be successful in this role include the following:Teamwork/Collaboration - Interacts with people effectively, displaying an ability and willingness to share and receive information. This position cooperates within the group and across groups, supporting group decisions and putting group goals ahead of individual goals.Problem Solving - Analyzes problems by gathering and organizing all relevant information, identifying cause and effect relationships, and coming up with appropriate solutions.Initiative - Takes action to influence events by doing more than is required. The Senior Staff Accountant generates ideas for improvement, takes advantage of opportunities, and suggests innovations.Perseverance - Has the ability to complete tasks ahead of schedule while assisting others on techniques to improve their performance. Always willing to go the extra mile to complete projects on schedule and doesn't give up on tasks until completed in a quality manner, displaying excellence in work product.Rigor/Self Discipline - clearly and effectively communicates the steps in a process and the importance of following that process. Clearly understands the rationale for why processes must follow certain steps and can identify multiple projects and prioritize them in order to meet required deadlines. Can take existing project information and align others effectively within the department to achieve desired resultsAnalytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.Our ValuesDo the Right ThingPut People FirstBe HonestInnovateMove with Speed & PurposeContinuously EvaluateRespect different IdeasCompany-wide ResponsibilitiesPromotes company policies and advocates for MMTMaintains regular, predictable, and consistent attendanceDisplays professional and responsive behaviors, demonstrating a CAN DO attitude and intention to WORK WITH A PURPOSEProvides and receives positive feedback and/or constructive criticismMaintains good communication with co-workersServes as a resource for co-workersCross-trains, learns how role interacts with other departmentsWorks with managers and management to solve problems, providing suggestions as neededMaintains clean and organized work area, taking ownership of surroundingsMaintains appropriate confidentiality of informationAssures that equipment is in good working condition and maintained in proper working orderPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSThis position is:Frequently required to sitFrequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterityOccasionally required to stand, walk, balance, or bendFrequently required to talk or hearContinually utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboardOccasionally required to lift/push/carry items less than up to 25 poundsOccasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather)Occasionally work near moving mechanical partsSKILLSAbility to meet deadlines.Ability to gain the respect and confidence of other team members.Have a high level of energy, positive attitude, and possess a selfless attitude for the benefit of R&D.Must possess a broad outlook about MMT and the profession.Must contribute to MMT and the profession in a meaningful, substantive way.Analytical thinking and systematic approach to problem solvingAble to function in a dynamic, fast paced, environmentQUALIFICATIONSA Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with coursework in Accounting/Finance PREFERRED.5+ years of experience in General Ledger accounting (May consider 4 years of uninterrupted experience in combination with some college or university coursework in Accounting/Finance)Knowledge of Financial Reporting and Audit preparationProficiency with accounting software and Microsoft OfficeAdvanced excel skills including pivot tables and vlookups.Strong financial skills with a basic knowledge of generally accepted accounting principlesOutstanding communication skills, both written and verbalA professional appearance and customer service orientedSelf-motivated with good organizational skills.

Keywords: MMT, Laguna Niguel , Senior Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Laguna Niguel, California

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