Job TitleACCOUNTING ANALYST
Date Posted10/03/2011
Date of Availability10/03/2011
LocationHuntington Beach, CA
Employment TypeFull Time
Required Education4 Year Related Degree
Required Experience3 Years or More Related Experience
Job Description

Responsibilities:

Direct the preparation and compilation of company’s budget documents.  Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.  Provide managers advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.  Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with company programs.  Seek new ways to improve efficiency and profitability.  Summarize budgets for approval by Executive Management.  Prepare and compile a Monthly Budget Variance Analysis. Consult with managers and provide technical assistance with cost analysis.  Summarize for Executive Management.

Direct the preparation and compilation of Sales goals by territory.  Consult with managers to ensure proper allocation between territories.  Provide managers advice and technical assistance with the allocations using historical sales comparisons, seasonal trends.  Prepare sales reports comparing sales to goals by territory.

Prepare detailed sales commission calculations and supporting reports in accordance with company programs and commission agreements.  Respond to requests for detailed information that supports the calculations.

Oversee expense contract payment to ensure accuracy of amounts budgeted and paid, refunds of deposits, and cancelation compliance.  Maintain schedules of key dates and terms and coordinate contract compliance with managers.

Cooperate in the completion of AD hoc projects and analysis to support accounting or other management.

Provide additional support to the Accounting Department in the financial statement closing process as needed.

Establish databases of pertinent information for use in analyzing future plans and forecasts.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Requirements

Knowledge Requirements:

Education/Experience -- Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and no less than three years related experience.
Certificates and Licenses -- No certifications needed

Computers and Electronics
– Highly developed knowledge of MS Excel is an absolute requirement. 

Economics and Accounting -- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles.

Mathematics – Highly developed mathematical mind.

English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
Clerical -- Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology.
 

Skill Requirements:

Time Management -- Managing one's own time to coordinate with the time availability of others.  Meeting deadlines is essential.

Quality - Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.  Look for ways to improve and promote quality.  Apply feedback to improve performance. Monitor own work to ensure quality.   
Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems.

Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Active Learning
-- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.



Ability Requirements:

Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Deductive Reasoning
-- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Mathematical Reasoning -- The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Job Activities:

Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Interacting with and providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Work closely with Executive Management on most projects.

Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
-- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
-- Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Other:

Work Environment

-- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Physical Demands

-- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision.