Filson

Senior Accountant

US-WA-Seattle
2 months ago
ID
2017-1704
Type
Regular Full-Time
Seattle
Category
Accounting
Company
Filson

Overview

In 1897 C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with tools and apparel strong enough for the toughest spots on earth. More than 100 years later, Filson remains committed to providing pioneers of all fields around the world with unfailing goods made from the highest quality materials available.

Filson recognizes that it takes a world-class team to make a world-class product. As we build on the Filson legacy of American craftsmanship, we are looking for individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.

 

Senior Accountant
The Senior Accountant is an integral member of the Accounting team who is focused on the preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements at Filson. This includes processing general ledger and sub-ledger transactions and reconciling assigned general ledger accounts. The ideal candidate will have strong Excel skills, learn new systems easily, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with conflicting deadlines. They will be analytical, organized and detail oriented, with excellent problem solving skills. Strong communication skills are a must, as is the ability to work well as part of a team. The Senior Accountant will report to the Accounting Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in month-end closing of the general ledger, including preparation and posting of appropriate journal entries, reserves and accruals; reconciliation of balance sheet accounts as assigned.
  • Ensure that estimates, accruals, reserves and provisions are calculated and supported with appropriate basis or backup, in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Review trial balance and financial statements for completeness and accuracy.
  • Review journal entries of staff accountants to ensure the appropriateness of all entries prior to posting.
  • Assist with the preparation of state and local tax returns.
  • Assist with annual financial statement audit and federal tax return prepared by external accountants
  • Perform ad hoc research and analysis of information from the accounting system and research complex accounting principles and positions.
  • Prepare internal reports for Management to help track and evaluate Company performance.
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of appropriate documentation for key accounting policies and procedures, including internal controls. Seek to make continuous improvements to processes and procedures where appropriate
  • Other duties as necessary

Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of similar, progressive experience in Accounting, month-end closing procedures, reconciliation, and financial statement preparation.
  • Minimum 1 year of Public accounting experience in auditing.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting required.
  • Experience with consumer products or manufacturing background preferred.
  • CPA license preferred.
  • Strong understanding and application of US GAAP.
  • Strong understanding of the month-end close process.
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Excel required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image.
  • Good personal skills with the ability to effectively work with individuals and groups at all levels of the organization; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, organizational, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines.
  • Ability to study and apply new information.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met of any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform those essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Regularly sit and stand
  • Use hands, fingers, and arms to use computers and other office equipment
  • Use hands, fingers, and arms to lift, squeeze, pinch, grab products/items/supplies
  • Reach up, across, or down to retrieve products and supplies
  • See, talk, and hear
  • Occasionally required to move or lift up to 20 pounds

 

Note: This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

Filson is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Discrimina¬tion and/or harassment based on any of those factors are totally incon¬sistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated.

 

With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.

 

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