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Fri Jan 12, 2018 - 5 days ago

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Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

Accounting/Finance
Vista,
California


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WHY WORK AT ZODIAC?


As we strive to create the perfect pool experience, our team continually pushes for excellence in all we do. Continuous improvement through team development creates an environment of honesty and trust, leading to a shared passion for results. Our company culture is unlike any other - innovative, energetic and ambitious. Here at Zodiac, you can have the opportunity to be part of an industry-leading global company that is only as good as the team it is made of.


In addition, internal growth is quite common at Zodiac. We take a great amount of pride in developing our team members and preparing them for the exciting career that lies ahead. We don't want this to be just another job - we're in it for the long run.


COMPANY OVERVIEW


Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available. The Company's comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®.


Zodiac is headquartered in Vista, CA, which is also home to its largest manufacturing plant and distribution facility. The business's other facilities are in Salt Lake City, Utah (Cover-Pools®), Orlando, Florida and Ontario, Canada.


Be part of the team that's vision is to exist to create the perfect pool experience by designing innovative solutions that increase comfort, enjoyment and peace of mind.


JOB SUMMARY


We currently have a full time opening for a Senior Accountant in our Vista, California headquarters.


This position will be primarily responsible for activities surrounding the general ledger, will play a major role in the monthly, quarterly, and annual close process including preparing journal entries, performing account reconciliations, preparing audit schedules, and some reporting.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



+ Prepare journal entries and other accounting transactions, maintain overall accuracy and integrity of the general ledger, and ensure that financial statements are GAAP/IFRS compliant


+ Play an active role in month-end close process and perform account reconciliations


+ Prepare supporting analysis of significant estimates and assess reasonableness of assumptions used in estimates and other complex GAAP transactions


+ Identify opportunities to improve processes and minimize inefficiencies


+ Interface with other departments and business units to obtain information required for accounting analysis


+ Prepare deliverables to support the preparation of the financial statements, and/or requests for information from all business functions


+ Assist with ad hoc analysis or analytics as needed


+ Support in responding to audit requests external auditors.


+ Perform other duties as assigned.



EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE



+ Bachelor's degree (accounting, business, or finance major preferred).


+ Minimum 3 years of relevant accounting experience.


+ CPA strongly preferred.


+ Solid understanding of US GAAP, general accounting processes and internal controls, and financial analysis tools and techniques.


+ Proficiency with Excel formulas and pivot tables.


+ Experience with top tier ERP and related reporting applications.


+ Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.


+ Must have the ability to think and work independently and possess excellent time management skills in order to meet goals and deadlines.


+ Ability to effectively respond to and interact with multiple levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations is essential.


+ Working knowledge of Oracle ERP and Hyperion/HFM is preferred. Strong spreadsheet skills using Excel is required.


+ Exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, dynamic, team-oriented environment.






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