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Staff Accountant

Company: Makita U.S.A., Inc.
Location: La Mirada
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Makita is a worldwide leader in the professional power tool industry. Over the past 100 years we've built a reputation for using the finest raw materials, the most advanced manufacturing equipment, and the most rigorous quality testing in the industry. Headquartered in La Mirada, CA, Makita U.S.A, with offices in Chicago, Illinois, Wilmer, Texas, Reno, Nevada and Buford, Georgia, has been bringing Makita's best-in-class engineering advantage to professional power tool users in America since 1970.
Job Summary: Provides accounting and analytical support to the Corporate Accounting Manager. Primary focus will be fixed asset management as well as prepare general journal entries, reconciliations, schedules and provide analysis in support of month-end close, quarterly reviews, and annual audits. This position may be asked to perform other duties and special projects as requested by management.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Fixed Asset Management Additions, disposals, transfers, inventory and other functions associated with the fixed asset process.
  • Performs various Fixed Assets transactions according to the IFRS standard:
  • weekly - processes purchases, retired, and transferred;
  • monthly/quarterly - reconciles FA to GL, reconciles FA5, & prepares FAS144;
  • annually - conducts an annual fixed asset inventories for the entire company
  • Prepare Balance Sheet account reconciliations such as prepaids and accruals
  • Update and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and other records (e.g., disbursements, expenses, receipts, accounts payable).
  • Reconcile multiple bank accounts.
  • Prepare general journal entries and provide accounting and analytical support to management during the month-end close process.
  • Ensure proper collection and documentation for approvals based on internal policies and procedures.
  • Reconcile A/P against vendor statements monthly.
  • Prepare check run.
  • Prepare schedules and analysis to support timely reporting and annual audits.
  • Assist in month-end closing for each accounting cycle.
  • Create and maintain the rental/lease Occupancy Schedules
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accounting principles as well as company policies and procedures.
  • Investigate and resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Support the Finance Manager/Operations in all legal matters as leases, agreements, and vendors contracts.
  • Support management with special projects as needed.
  • Apply policies and procedures for internal controls.
  • Prepare and file sales tax returns, 8027s, 571Ls, 1099s, other
  • Prepare submissions for Census Reporting
  • Experience with accrual accounting

    Other Duties

    • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

      Education, Skills and/or Experience Needed:
      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

      • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Accounting/Finance or other related field (preferred) from 4 year college or university; or 5 to 7 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Computer / Technical Skills: Higher level knowledge of Microsoft Excel & basic knowledge of Microsoft Word
      • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and produce manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from others inside and outside the company.
      • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
      • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variable in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

        Supervisory Responsibility

        • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities

          Work Environment
          This position works in an open office setting that is quiet, fast paced, fosters continuous learning while operating under high demand/volume. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
          Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
          This is a full time, Non-Exempt position with typical working hours of 8:00am-4:45pm.
          Travel
          No travel is expected for this position
          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.

          • Required to regularly use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
          • Required to regularly stand; walk; and stoop, bend or reach above head
          • Required to frequently sit
          • May be required to occasionally lift, push or pull up to 30 pounds.
          • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
          • Able to ascend and descend stairs
          • Continuously reach out to sort miscellaneous items.
          • Physically & Mentally able to work in an environment that may be subjected to strict deadlines and multiple projects
          • May be subject to Overtime as required

            Equal Opportunity Statement
            The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, veteran status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information, medical (including genetic characteristics or cancer diagnosis), actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any consideration protected by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is prohibited. Additionally, the Company will provide registered domestic partners with all rights and benefits as required by Law. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits employers from requesting or requiring genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.

Keywords: Makita U.S.A., Inc., La Mirada , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , La Mirada, California

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