Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant
Salinas, CA.
Posted 4 months ago


The Staff Accountant is responsible for performing a combination of cost and general ledger accounting and financial job duties. This individual will monitor and execute the daily accounting functions of the company, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and inventory accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Review and reconcile physical inventory counts to the general ledger recording any discrepancies
  • Perform the monthly financial close process for the local ledger, including preparation of the monthly journal entries and balance sheet (cash, inventory, payables) and P&L account reconciliations, as assigned
  • Analyze inventory, cost of goods, and related schedules
  • Interfaces with external auditors; preparing schedules and documentation supporting financials
  • Work cross-functionally with other groups within the organization identifying issues, troubleshooting, and problem solving
  • Run various reports used to reconcile or analyze general ledger account balances
  • Provide support to department heads in understanding actual versus budget departmental spend variances
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts throughout the year
  • Establish, monitor and maintain standard costs on a regular basis
  • Monitor all transactions involving inventory to ensure the perpetual records are updated and maintained properly, inventory is valued correctly and good judgment is used in the evaluation of reserves
  • Enter vendor bills for payment
  • Assist with the preparation and verification of journal entries
  • Assist with monthly financial closing and analysis
  • Assist with the preparation of financial statements
  • Reviews transactions, documents, and reports for accuracy
  • Preparation and maintenance of accounting records
  • Other accounting, finance, and administrative tasks will be assigned as needed

  • Ensures excellent customer service through the timely and accurate delivery of services. Expeditiously identifies and resolves financial issues, referring them first to the Corporate Controller, then to the President
  • Communicates with customers, vendors and co-workers in a clear, professional and efficient manner

  • Establishes and maintains effective channels of communications with management, coworkers, vendors and all other business contacts
  • Uses equipment and materials in a safe and acceptable manner, follows established safety procedures, uses appropriate safeguards, and observes common sense rules of safety in all on the job activities
  • Conducts self in a manner reflecting professionalism on PAR and STAR and encourages others to do the same
  • Is organized, independent and self motivated, enthusiastic, dependable, detail oriented, flexible in scheduling and prioritization, and driven by excellence
  • Prioritize tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities to ensure positive outcomes
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and outstanding customer service
  • Demonstrates proficient written and verbal communication skills, including accurate grammar and business correspondence
  • Ability to multi-task
  • A belief in working as a cohesive team
  • Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance knowledge base and skill set
  • Participate in all company/location driven communication efforts, including open book meetings, huddles, department meetings and other related efforts
  • Maintain an organized work environment
  • Present a neat, professional appearance
  • Arrive at work at scheduled time, including being prepared to work on time after breaks and meal periods
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner


  • At least 4 years of experience in Accounting or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management , effective decision-making and excellent people skills
  • Familiarity with database applications

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced knowledge of Quickbooks
  • Advanced Excel skills (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUPS, Formulas, Graphs) preferred
  • Strong technical knowledge of financial analysis products including SQL preferred

  • English
  • Ability to respond to basic inquiries and present information effectively to customers, co-workers, and management verbally and in writing

  • Ability to apply math concepts to practical situations

  • Ability to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

    Working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Work time is mainly in an office environment
  • Regular time is spent on the computer and phone
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

  • Occasionally: Drive, sit, bend, twist, push, pull, climb, squat, crawl, kneel, reach above the shoulder, climb or balance; stand and walk; grasp with hands and fingers, handle tools, see (including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception), hear and speak, lift up to 20lbs

  • Seldom (1–5%):
  • Occasionally (6-33%): Copier, Scanner, Fax Machine
  • Frequently (34-66%):
  • Continuously (67-100%): Computer, Telephone, 10-Key

  • This job does not require routine travel
  • Job Features

    Job CategoryAccounting
    StatusFull Time
    RequirementsExperience is required
    Training providedYes

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