Senior Accountant

Northridge, CA
Added: April 18, 2024
At Areté, we are on the forefront of utilizing innovative solutions, with great minds from all backgrounds, to help solve the nation’s most complex security challenges. We strive for an inclusive, collaborative team environment that approaches differences as opportunities for innovation and excellence. As an employee-owned company, we foster an atmosphere that propels diverse career opportunities and professional growth.

Discover your future with us.

Are you a meticulous accountant who thrives on analyzing financial information and preparing detailed financial reports? Our company is looking for an experienced Senior Accountant to maintain our financial records with precision and to compile and analyze financial data with the utmost accuracy. This position is based in our Northridge, CA office. This is an exempt, non-supervisory, full-time position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Expertly prepare, review, and present financial statements and reports, ensuring strict adherence to GAAP and other regulatory requirements.
  • Execute journal entries and contribute to the month-end close process, while providing insightful analysis on variances from the budget.
  • Engage in critical projects such as accounting software updates, implementation of new accounting standards, and other departmental initiatives to enhance our financial operations.
  • Manage fixed asset accounting, including the meticulous recording of asset acquisitions and disposals, and overseeing construction-in-progress accounts to support property tax returns.
  • Perform monthly balance sheet account reconciliations to detect and correct any discrepancies or imbalances, collaborating with the accounting and finance team to address issues.
  • Assist in the timekeeping and payroll processes, ensuring accurate and timely compensation for our valued employees.
  • Provide essential audit support during annual financial audits, DCAA audits, and tax audits.
  • Innovate and develop recommendations to optimize our financial systems and procedures.
  • Ensure the company's unwavering compliance with internal controls and GAAP.

What We Offer

  • A role that is critical to the financial health and integrity of our company.
  • The opportunity to work with a dedicated team that values accuracy and transparency.
  • A challenging environment where your skills in financial analysis and reporting will be honed and highly valued.

We have an impressive range of benefits, programs, and perks that we offer:

Generous PTO and Leave Times

  • Bereavement
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Parental Leave

Financial Benefits

  • 401K Retirement Plan Contribution
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Continuing Education Funds

Health, Medical, And Wellness Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Vision Reimbursement

Qualities We Look For

  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Responsiveness
  • Collaboration

Experiences And Background We Look For-

  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in increasingly responsible accounting positions.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Expert proficient in MS office (Excel, PowerPoint, MS Projects).
  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop, evaluate and implement solutions.

Nice to have-

  • Advanced understanding of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)
  • Effective verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting and financial control processes
  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • In-depth experience and working knowledge of automated accounting systems.
  • Experience in government contract accounting and knowledge of the FAR strongly.
  • Costpoint Deltek experience.

The salary range for this role is $120,000 to $140,000; however, Arete considers several factors when extending an offer of employment, including but not limited to: the position and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills .

Other Requirements

U.S. citizenship is required to meet position eligibility.

Selected applicants will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Successful passage of a criminal background screen is required to meet position eligibility. Areté will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Successful passage of a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test is required to meet position eligibility.

Other Considerations

As the health and safety of employees continues to be a priority, Areté encourages employees to remain current on their COVID-19 vaccinations. Employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042.

Areté is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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