Jr. Staff Accountant Allstate Floral Inc. (Cerritos, CA)

Quick Brief

  • Full-time
  • $70,000 $80,000 a year
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Job description

Allstate Floral seeks an experienced and dedicated accounting professional to manage and interpret the company’s financial records. This key role involves crucial financial tasks, including invoicing, maintaining financial records, performing weekly account reconciliations, and handling year-end tax reporting activities. As a trusted financial expert, the accounting professional will help streamline processes, enhance efficiencies, and support the smooth daily operations of our accounting department.

Role Overview: Junior Staff Accountant

The junior staff accountant will be responsible for preparing and maintaining financial records to track the organization’s assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liabilities, and other related financial activities.

Primary Objectives

  • Perform accounting duties within a dynamic finance department while adhering to established standards.
  • Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable, following up on invoices when necessary.
  • Coordinate with the accounts payable and payroll departments.
  • Uphold the integrity of the company’s finances.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable local and national financial regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the VP of Finance in preparing monthly financial statements.
  • Maintain the general ledger.
  • Code invoices, set up new accounts, reconcile accounts, and close the monthly books.
  • Reconcile bank accounts monthly, verify deposits, and address bank inquiries.
  • Reconcile cash disbursement accounts, payroll, customer accounts, and other financial accounts; manage accounts receivable collections.
  • Verify and complete payment of invoices associated with accounts payable, ensuring proper account charges.
  • Assist external auditors by providing necessary account information and documents for annual audits.
  • Manage the purchasing and invoicing system, ensuring all invoices match purchasing logs.
  • Stay updated on acceptable accounting practices and procedures.
  • Reconcile customer and vendor accounts.
  • Handle the release of customer orders.
  • Communicate directly with customers and vendors as needed, gathering required documents.
  • Perform other related duties as needed.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Two or more years of experience in an accounting role.
  • Proficiency with standard systems and spreadsheets for invoicing and billing.
  • Knowledge of standard accounting and bookkeeping principles and best practices.
  • Significant experience with office productivity applications (Microsoft Office) and a strong aptitude for learning new systems and approaches.
  • Competency with at least one financial planning or accounting software package.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively, independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of company financial information.
  • Ability to correctly prepare tax reports.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

Proficiency in Spanish and/or Chinese.

Physical Requirements

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Salary and Benefits

  • Annual salary range: $70,000–$80,000, depending on experience.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • 401(k) plan.
  • Paid time off and holidays.

About Allstate Floral

Allstate Floral is a leading home décor company known for its innovative designs, high-quality artificial flowers, and home décor accessories. Our products include decorative flowers, plants, trees, home accents, and holiday décor, sold through a broad spectrum of global retailers, distributors, and interior designers. We foster an energetic work environment of creativity and collaboration and are committed to recruiting and retaining exceptional, skilled, confident, and innovative individuals dedicated to providing excellent customer service.

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