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Posted: 06/14/2020

Our Core Values  

Customer First ¨ Guanxi ¨ Ownership ¨ Passion ¨ Do More With Less  

About 1A Auto

1A Auto is a high growth e-commerce company and we pride ourselves on employing the best talent. Each team member brings a unique skill set to the table and collectively have a track record of accomplishing the most challenging of goals. We are an online aftermarket auto parts retailer headquartered northwest of Boston. We are a leader in our market and are positioned for further growth. We offer a great “can-do” culture, a casual work environment, and the opportunity to apply your skills in a rewarding situation. 

We are passionate about empowering people to do their own auto repairs. Our company’s mission is to make your car projects go smoothly and to become your trusted source for auto parts. We treat our customers like family. And our niche is to provide great value, exceptional customer service and education to make customers confident in their decision to do their own repairs. 

Overview

We are currently seeking a Sr. Staff Accountant to support and assist with the coordination of the financial accounting and reporting responsibilities. The position is an integral part of our accounting team reporting directly to the Controller.  

The Senior Staff Accountant should be a high-level accountant and have experience working in a high growth environment. This position is critical to the department's success in adding value with process improvement ideas and assisting in creating procedures to further enhance efficiency. 

Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general ledger accountability, and financial reporting, as well as financial profitability analysis and other special projects as assigned. 
  • Review and preparation of daily cash planning.  
  • Supports Controller with the preparation of documents for bank and other 3rd party vendors.  
  • Designs forecasts predicting the company’s financial future and current financial trends 
  • Assist with daily, weekly, and monthly reconciliations of financial information.  
  • Assists in the financial classification of transactions in accordance with GAAP. Ensure accurate and timely close process through preparation or review of monthly close schedule, journal entries, schedules and reconciliations, and balance sheet accounts. 
  • Prepares reports such as balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other documents that project the organization’s financial position. 
  • Manages the treasury oversight function including cash flow preparation, understanding the AR collections and AP vendor payments required including customer/vendor/3rd party transactions. 
  • Prepare, analyze, and/or review various internal and external financial statements, reports and variance analysis in accordance with GAAP, with a high level of accuracy while ensuring reporting deadlines are met. 
  • Implement procedures by analyzing current processes and recommending changes; monitor the implementation and maintenance of internal control procedures 
  • Assist in the coordination and completion of annual financial audits and preparation of audit schedules  
  • Research and apply GAAP; document company and department policies and procedures pertaining to parent and subsidiary companies 
  • Maintain integrity of accounting and reporting software  
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures, including document storage for reports and working papers 
  • Serve as a day to day contact for staff, management, and other departments for various matters  
  • Assists with accounting system implementations and improvements to increase efficiency for the accounting department. 
  • Prepare and verify daily deposits and overseas wire transfers. 
  • Reviews financial statements for completeness, accuracy, and compliance. 

Essential Skills & Competencies

  • Experience with Business Intelligence tools (Microsoft Power BI) and SQL is a strong plus 
  • Proficient with various software applications, such as Microsoft Excel, databases, accounting, and financial reporting packages to assemble, manipulate and format data and/or reports. 
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and vendors with the ability to support requests for information. 
  • Must take initiative, be self-motivated and an independent, accountable, dependable performer. 
  • Must be detail oriented, with ability to multi-task and problem solve 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong general ledger experience and reconciliation skills  
  • Knowledge and understanding of US GAAP  
  • Keen analytical aptitude and an ability to work on varied assignments under tight deadlines.  
  • Ability to create and implement effective processes & procedures.  
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up  
  • Experience with international transactions and foreign currency accounting. 
  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel skills.  
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Software experience preferred.  
  • Team player 

Education/Requirements

  • Five+ years previous experience as a Sr. Staff Accountant 
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  

Please note: This job description is not all inclusive, but rather is intended to capture the majority of the job functions.

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